Joan Rivers (1933–2014)


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Joan Rivers was born on June 8, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Joan Alexandra Molinsky. She was a writer and actress, known for Spaceballs (1987), Iron Man 3 (2013) and Rabbit Test (1978). She was married to Edgar Rosenberg and James Bennat Sanger. She died on September 4, 2014 in East Harlem, Manhattan, New York City. See full bio »

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Spaceballs Dot Matrix
(1987)
Iron Man 3 Joan Rivers
(2013)
Rabbit Test Writer
(1978)
Shrek 2 Joan Rivers
(2004)

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 2013 In Bed with Joan (TV Series)
 2013 Joan Rivers: Reality TV (TV Movie) (written by)
 2013 Joan Rivers: Ugly Children (TV Movie) (written by)
 2012 Joan Rivers: Don't Start with Me (TV Special) (material)
 2011 TMI with Joan Rivers (Video short)
 2004-2006 The Joan Rivers Position (TV Series) (18 episodes)
- Episode #3.6 (2006)
- Episode #3.5 (2006)
- Episode #3.4 (2006)
- Episode #3.3 (2006)
- Episode #3.2 (2006)
 2006 Joan Rivers' Straight Talk (TV Special)
 2006 An Audience with Joan Rivers (TV Special)
 1997 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- Studio Guy (1997) ... (additional material)
 1996 Shopping for Fitness (Video)
 1992 Joan Rivers: Abroad in London (TV Special)
 1988 Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz (TV Special) (screenplay) / (writing supervisor)
 1986-1987 The Late Show (TV Series) (writer - 11 episodes)
- Episode #1.127 (1987) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 9 April 1987 (1987) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 11 March 1987 (1987) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 4 March 1987 (1987) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 26 February 1987 (1987) ... (writer)
 1984 An Audience with Joan Rivers (TV Special)
 1983 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (guest writer - 1 episode)
- Joan Rivers/Musical Youth (1983) ... (guest writer)
 1978 Husbands, Wives & Lovers (TV Series) (creator - 10 episodes)
- Predictions Come True (1978) ... (creator)
- Dixon and Courtney Adopt (1978) ... (creator)
 1978 Rabbit Test (written by)
 1977 Husbands and Wives (TV Movie) (written by)
 1973 The Girl Most Likely to... (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
 1965 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 February 1965 (1965) ... (writer)
 1960 Candid Camera (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.11 (1960)
- Episode #1.7 (1960)
- Premiere Show (1960)
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Show Show Producer (5 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Co-hostess, with Terri Ouelette (infomercial craft queen), of an infomercial for Joan's "The Right to Bare Legs" leg products. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 20 Interviews | 21 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Jake and Joan Jim | Ms. Joan Rivers

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

One of the earliest jokes I did about my husband was that I was the one who really caused Edgar's suicide, because, while we were making love, I took the bag off my head. See more »

Trivia:

Though she was born in Brooklyn, New York, Rivers was also raised in the following cities: Crown Heights and portions of the Prospect Heights and Brownsville neighborhoods of Central Brooklyn. See more »

Trademark:

Her and daughter Melissa Rosenberg made fun of each other See more »

Nickname:

The Queen of the Barbed One-liners

Star Sign:

Gemini

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