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Joan Rivers - news, biography of comedian.

Joan Rivers (real name Joan Alexandra Molinsky) was an American comedian, writer, producer, television host and actress.

Joan Rivers (June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014) was best known for her stand-up comedy, and for co-hosting the E! celebrity fashion show Fashion Police from 2010 to 2014.

Rivers was born in Brooklyn, New York, where she attended Brooklyn Ethical Culture School and the Adelphi Academy. She was the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants Beatrice and Meyer C. Molinsky. She had an elder sister, Barbara Waxler, who died on June 3, 2013 at the age of 82.

Rivers was married two times: in 1955 to James Sanger and in 1965 to Edgar Rosenberg. She gave birth to her only child, Melissa Warburg Rosenberg (now known as Melissa Rivers), on January 20, 1968.

Rivers began her career as a stand-up comedian in the early 1960s, before making her first appearances as a guest on the late-night TV program The Tonight Show originating from New York, hosted by Johnny Carson, whom she acknowledged as her mentor.

In 1968, she was asked to host The Late Show with Joan Rivers, after that Carson never spoke to her again. She was the first woman to host her own late night talk show on network television.

Later, she went on to host a successful daytime show, The Joan Rivers Show from 1989 to 1993, which won her a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host.

She also authored 12 best-selling memoir and humor books and many comedy albums.

Rivers was open about her multiple cosmetic surgeries and would often joke about it. She had her nose thinned while still at college; her next procedure, an eye lift, was performed in 1965 (when she was in her thirties) as an attempt to further her career.

During Rivers’ 55-year career as a comedian, her tough-talking style of satirical humor was both praised and criticized by public. However, she accepted criticism and would never apologize for her humor.

Joan Rivers died on September 4, 2014, following serious complications and stopped breathing during a surgical procedure on her vocal cords at a clinic on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York. For 8 days Rivers was in a medically induced coma and on life support. She was buried on September 7, 2014 at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan.

JUST IN: Get out of PDP national secretariat or… - Makarfi sends strong warning to Sheriff

JUST IN: Get out of PDP national secretariat or… - Makarfi sends strong warning to Sheriff

JUST IN: Get out of PDP national secretariat or… - Makarfi sends strong warning to Sheriff
Jubiliation as court releases IPOB member

Jubiliation as court releases IPOB member

The accused alongside 45 other IPOB members was standing trial on a two-court charge of conspiracy to commit treasonable felony and display of unruly behaviour.

Jubiliation as court releases IPOB member
Watch how Makarfi's faction of PDP 'exposed' APC after appeal court ruling in favour of Ali Modu Sheriff (video)

Watch how Makarfi's faction of PDP 'exposed' APC after appeal court ruling in favour of Ali Modu Sheriff (video)

The ruling of the appeal court was the outcome of a long-drawn battle between the two factions which saw the party secretariat shut down for many months.

Watch how Makarfi's faction of PDP 'exposed' APC after appeal court ruling in favour of Ali Modu Sheriff (video)
IGP Idris prays with family of late Rivers police commissioner who died in India (Photos)

IGP Idris prays with family of late Rivers police commissioner who died in India (Photos)

The inspector general of police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has prayed with the family of the late Rivers Police Commissioner, Francis Bolaji Odesanya.

IGP Idris prays with family of late Rivers police commissioner who died in India (Photos)
Suspended APC chieftain escapes arrest, claims his life is in serious danger

Suspended APC chieftain escapes arrest, claims his life is in serious danger

Benibo Anabraba, embattled minority leader in the Rivers state House of Assembly, has raised alarm over his safety as he has been receiving threat messages.

Suspended APC chieftain escapes arrest, claims his life is in serious danger
Rivers elders decry Rotimi Amaechi's conduct during Osinbajo's visit

Rivers elders decry Rotimi Amaechi's conduct during Osinbajo's visit

The elders were reacting to a meeting of members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state organised by Amaechi during the visit of Osinbajo.

Rivers elders decry Rotimi Amaechi's conduct during Osinbajo's visit
Governor Wike takes SHOCKING decision after Osinbajo's visit to Rivers state

Governor Wike takes SHOCKING decision after Osinbajo's visit to Rivers state

The decision is coming two days after Acting President Yemi Osinbajo left the state after an official visit as part of his tour of Niger Delta states.

Governor Wike takes SHOCKING decision after Osinbajo's visit to Rivers state
Osinbajo gives Governor Wike a new nick name

Osinbajo gives Governor Wike a new nick name

Osinbajo who made the declaration at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Monday, February 13 added that he was impressed by the project sites he visited.

Osinbajo gives Governor Wike a new nick name
Governor Wike rains curses on Rotimi Amaechi for allegedly trying to frustrate Osinbajo’s visit to Rivers state

Governor Wike rains curses on Rotimi Amaechi for allegedly trying to frustrate Osinbajo’s visit to Rivers state

Governor Nyesom Wike has blasted Rotimi Amaechi and leaders of the APC for allegedly trying to derail the visit of Yemi Osinbajo to Rivers state.

Governor Wike rains curses on Rotimi Amaechi for allegedly trying to frustrate Osinbajo’s visit to Rivers state
Politics aside, acting President Yemi Osinbajo visits Wike in Rivers second time in one week (photos)

Politics aside, acting President Yemi Osinbajo visits Wike in Rivers second time in one week (photos)

Acting president, Yemi Osinbajo, also inspected the ongoing construction of the Port Harcourt Pleasure Park, reportedly the first of its kind in the country.

Politics aside, acting President Yemi Osinbajo visits Wike in Rivers second time in one week (photos)
These are the reasons why Igbos must apologize to Rivers people

These are the reasons why Igbos must apologize to Rivers people

So my son, you can see why many of us were betrayed and sold by our relations from our various Igbo towns hate you and the children of our wicked relations.

These are the reasons why Igbos must apologize to Rivers people
For transforming Rivers into most peaceful state, SEE what CAN gave to Gov Wike (PHOTO)

For transforming Rivers into most peaceful state, SEE what CAN gave to Gov Wike (PHOTO)

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has been conferred with the 'Apostle of Peace' title by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state.

For transforming Rivers into most peaceful state, SEE what CAN gave to Gov Wike (PHOTO)
Gov Wike shuts down Chinese company responsible for mysterious black dust in PH

Gov Wike shuts down Chinese company responsible for mysterious black dust in PH

The Rivers state government traced the black soot polluting the atmosphere of Port Harcourt and its environs to a Chinese construction company, named CGC.

Gov Wike shuts down Chinese company responsible for mysterious black dust in PH
What were they discussing? Wike meets Osinbajo in brief meeting at Port Harcourt Airport

What were they discussing? Wike meets Osinbajo in brief meeting at Port Harcourt Airport

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo held a very brief meeting with Rivers state governor Wike at the Port Harcourt Airport, Omagwa shortly before departing for a meeting

What were they discussing? Wike meets Osinbajo in brief meeting at Port Harcourt Airport
EFCC to prosecute 12 oil thieves arrested in the Niger Delta

EFCC to prosecute 12 oil thieves arrested in the Niger Delta

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is to prosecute 12 suspected oil thieves who were arrested and handed over to the commission by the Navy.

EFCC to prosecute 12 oil thieves arrested in the Niger Delta
Wike raises alarm over alleged blackmail by FG

Wike raises alarm over alleged blackmail by FG

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has that the federal government was using agencies to in a desperate political blackmail against the state.

Wike raises alarm over alleged blackmail by FG
We are not Jesus Christ, we didn’t promise to solve all your problems in one year – Amaechi tells Nigerians

We are not Jesus Christ, we didn’t promise to solve all your problems in one year – Amaechi tells Nigerians

Rotimi Amaechi also noted that the All Progressives Congress is not Jesus Christ and did not promise to resolve all Nigeria’s challenges in one year.

We are not Jesus Christ, we didn’t promise to solve all your problems in one year – Amaechi tells Nigerians
The same man accused of laundering huge sums for Alison-Madueke works for Buhari’s government –SSS alleges

The same man accused of laundering huge sums for Alison-Madueke works for Buhari’s government –SSS alleges

The report said an investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) showed that Lawson was working for the Muhammadu Buhari government.

The same man accused of laundering huge sums for Alison-Madueke works for Buhari’s government –SSS alleges
BREAKING: Rivers state commissioner of police is dead

BREAKING: Rivers state commissioner of police is dead

Rivers state police commissioner Francis Bolaji Odesanya has died on Tuesday, January 31 morning at an unnamed hospital outside Nigeria after a brief illness.

BREAKING: Rivers state commissioner of police is dead
EXPOSED: How Jonathan, Wike frustrated Amaechi’s plan to possess 2 armoured helicoptors

EXPOSED: How Jonathan, Wike frustrated Amaechi’s plan to possess 2 armoured helicoptors

Wike, now the governor of Rivers state, was the minister of Education under Jonathan and the administration had a tough political battle with Amaechi.

EXPOSED: How Jonathan, Wike frustrated Amaechi’s plan to possess 2 armoured helicoptors
JUST IN: Wike reveals how dirty politics made Buhari’s government reject 2 armoured helicopters to NAF (see documents)

JUST IN: Wike reveals how dirty politics made Buhari’s government reject 2 armoured helicopters to NAF (see documents)

Simeon Nwakaudu, said in a statement that Governor Nyesom Wike spoke during an interview with some editors in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers state.

JUST IN: Wike reveals how dirty politics made Buhari’s government reject 2 armoured helicopters to NAF (see documents)
PDP links Rotimi Amaechi to another alleged scandal

PDP links Rotimi Amaechi to another alleged scandal

The Rivers state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the minister of transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi as a liar.

PDP links Rotimi Amaechi to another alleged scandal
How security agencies tried to assassinate me – Wike

How security agencies tried to assassinate me – Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state says the six policemen attached to him were dismissed because they refused to allow security agencies assassinate him.

How security agencies tried to assassinate me – Wike
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