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 Serial Mom (1994). 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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(2013)
Serial Mom Joan Rivers
(1994)
Rabbit Test Writer
(1978)

Filmography

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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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Other Works:

(Summer 1967) She acted in Murray Shisgal's play, "Luv," in a Kenley Players production at the Packard Music Hall Theatre in Warren; the Veterans Memorial Theatre in Columbus and Memorial Hall in Dayton, Ohio with Mickey Rooney and Dom DeLuise in the cast. John Kenley was artistic director. 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:

I want them to know I don't think I'm wonderful, or better than they are. Part of comedy is saying: "I am you and you are me, and we're all feeling the same thing". See more »

Trivia:

About 1982, she was appointed the first permanent guest hostess on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). She infuriated Johnny Carson when she left to host her own show, The Late Show (1986) on rival Fox network. Johnny Carson never spoke to her again. See more »

Trademark:

Loud, raspy voice with New York City accent See more »

Nickname:

The Queen of the Barbed One-liners

Star Sign:

Gemini

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