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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.

This 23-year-old UNIPORT student in trouble for killing 8-year-old girl for rituals in Rivers (photos)

This 23-year-old UNIPORT student in trouble for killing 8-year-old girl for rituals in Rivers (photos)

This 23-year-old UNIPORT student in trouble for killing 8-year-old girl for rituals in Rivers (photos)
JUST IN: Rivers APC in disarray as Amaechi, Abe factions clash in Rivers state (photos)

JUST IN: Rivers APC in disarray as Amaechi, Abe factions clash in Rivers state (photos)

Amaechi, a former governor of the state and current minister of transport, is reported to be having a political battle with Magnus Abe, a former senator.

JUST IN: Rivers APC in disarray as Amaechi, Abe factions clash in Rivers state (photos)
Rivers APC slams Wike over comment on Osinbajo after his visit to the state

Rivers APC slams Wike over comment on Osinbajo after his visit to the state

The APC in Rivers state has reacted to an allegation by Governor Nyesom Wike that the party played politics during the visit of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.

Rivers APC slams Wike over comment on Osinbajo after his visit to the state
Panic in Rivers community as soldiers allegedly invade, burn 15 houses

Panic in Rivers community as soldiers allegedly invade, burn 15 houses

Residents of Touma community, Bille Kingdom, Degema local government area, Rivers state, are currently in a state of panic following the invasion of the area.

Panic in Rivers community as soldiers allegedly invade, burn 15 houses
Osinbajo reveals how Buhari’s government has survived despite president’s absence

Osinbajo reveals how Buhari’s government has survived despite president’s absence

According to Yemi Osinbajo, the government recognizes that partnership with the private sector is the only way Nigeria can survive its current travails.

Osinbajo reveals how Buhari’s government has survived despite president’s absence
Wawu! See church where members had to stand inside water to pray (photos)

Wawu! See church where members had to stand inside water to pray (photos)

Following the very heavy downpour several parts of Nigeria have been experiencing, most people have experienced loss of properties due to the intense flooding.

Wawu! See church where members had to stand inside water to pray (photos)
The impact of effective management of resources in solving unemployment problem in Rivers state

The impact of effective management of resources in solving unemployment problem in Rivers state

River state is located in the south south region of Nigeria and is one of the economically viable states in the country. Created in 1966 by General Yakubu Gowon

The impact of effective management of resources in solving unemployment problem in Rivers state
Chaos in Rivers state as innocent civilian and four suspects are killed during shoot-out between militants and soldiers

Chaos in Rivers state as innocent civilian and four suspects are killed during shoot-out between militants and soldiers

Four suspected militants were killed in Rivers state as they exchanged fire with troops of the Joint Military Task Force, during an attack on a military boat.

Chaos in Rivers state as innocent civilian and four suspects are killed during shoot-out between militants and soldiers
Integrity group recants, says the documents it used to petition EFCC over Amaechi were forged

Integrity group recants, says the documents it used to petition EFCC over Amaechi were forged

An anti-corruption watchdog, The Integrity Group, have recanted its allegations against the minister of transportation, Rt Honourable Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi.

Integrity group recants, says the documents it used to petition EFCC over Amaechi were forged
Reactions as Amaechi's petitioner confesses, says he was sponsored

Reactions as Amaechi's petitioner confesses, says he was sponsored

Wechie had appeared on a live television program on African Independent Television - Focus Nigeria earlier today, Tuesday, July 17 to make confessions.

Reactions as Amaechi's petitioner confesses, says he was sponsored
Army drops bombshell allegation, accuses federal lawmaker of sponsoring cult activities in Rivers

Army drops bombshell allegation, accuses federal lawmaker of sponsoring cult activities in Rivers

A member of the Federal House of Representatives and an unnamed traditional ruler have been accused by the Army of sponsoring cultism in Rivers state.

Army drops bombshell allegation, accuses federal lawmaker of sponsoring cult activities in Rivers
What Governor Wike told defence minister before making special donations to the Nigerian Army (photos)

What Governor Wike told defence minister before making special donations to the Nigerian Army (photos)

Wike said the state government will construct a park for the Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association in Port Harcourt to be used by children of officers.

What Governor Wike told defence minister before making special donations to the Nigerian Army (photos)
See photos of residents fleeing Rivers state community Umudioga following cult clash

See photos of residents fleeing Rivers state community Umudioga following cult clash

Residents of Umudioga Community in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State are fleeing for their lives, following consecutive cult clash. There have....

See photos of residents fleeing Rivers state community Umudioga following cult clash
Man survives deadly insect bite while working in Rivers state (photos)

Man survives deadly insect bite while working in Rivers state (photos)

A young man has every reason to express his gratitude after escaping with his life after he was bitten by an unknown insect that sent him into shock.

Man survives deadly insect bite while working in Rivers state (photos)
Dead whale washed ashore in Rivers community as residents share animal (photos)

Dead whale washed ashore in Rivers community as residents share animal (photos)

A large whale was washed up the shore of Ikuru Town Atlantic beach in Andoni Rivers state earlier this week and was promptly shared among residents of the town.

Dead whale washed ashore in Rivers community as residents share animal (photos)
Why Amaechi is my god - APC chief reveals shocking thing Amaechi did for Wike

Why Amaechi is my god - APC chief reveals shocking thing Amaechi did for Wike

All Progressive Congress (APC) Rivers state chapter chieftain, Andrew Uchendu has likened Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi to 'a god' in the state.

Why Amaechi is my god - APC chief reveals shocking thing Amaechi did for Wike
Like Dino Melaye, Abua/Odual constituents threaten to recall Hon Betty Apiafi

Like Dino Melaye, Abua/Odual constituents threaten to recall Hon Betty Apiafi

Constituents of Abua/Odual/Ahoada East Federal Constituency in Rivers state have raised their voices in protest against Hon Betty Apiafi who represents them.

Like Dino Melaye, Abua/Odual constituents threaten to recall Hon Betty Apiafi
I have raised Rivers state from the dead after it was destroyed by Amaechi - Wike claims

I have raised Rivers state from the dead after it was destroyed by Amaechi - Wike claims

The 8 year administration of ex-Rivers state governor Rotimi Amaechi has been described as “clearly wasteful, purposeless and irresponsible” by his successor.

I have raised Rivers state from the dead after it was destroyed by Amaechi - Wike claims
Niger Delta youths set to hold conference in Port Harcourt over restructuring, Biafra

Niger Delta youths set to hold conference in Port Harcourt over restructuring, Biafra

The youth leaders are expected to come with a position that will serve as the blue print of the region's demand in the scheme of things in the country.

Niger Delta youths set to hold conference in Port Harcourt over restructuring, Biafra
JUST IN: Election tribunal sacks PDP Senator

JUST IN: Election tribunal sacks PDP Senator

Senator George Sekibo of the PDP representing Rivers East Senatorial District, has been sacked by the Rivers State National and State Assembly Election Petition

JUST IN: Election tribunal sacks PDP Senator
BREAKING: Top EFCC's investigator Austin Okwor shot

BREAKING: Top EFCC's investigator Austin Okwor shot

Before the incident, the officer had been receiving threat messages. One of such messages which he received sometime in May 2017 was reported to the police.

BREAKING: Top EFCC's investigator Austin Okwor shot
Over 2000 PDP members defect to APC in Rivers

Over 2000 PDP members defect to APC in Rivers

Over two thousand members of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Degema local government area of Rivers state have defected to main opposition APC.

Over 2000 PDP members defect to APC in Rivers
Biafra: Rivers state will always be a part of Nigeria - Wike declares

Biafra: Rivers state will always be a part of Nigeria - Wike declares

Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers state has stated that Nigeria must stay united and the people of Rivers will not be a part of the agitation for break up.

Biafra: Rivers state will always be a part of Nigeria - Wike declares
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