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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.

Revealed: Why Amaechi, Abe are fighting for the soul of Rivers APC

Revealed: Why Amaechi, Abe are fighting for the soul of Rivers APC

APC chieftain reveals why Amaechi and Senator Abe are at loggerheads
You won't believe someone survived this accident in Port Harcourt (photos)

You won't believe someone survived this accident in Port Harcourt (photos)

NAIJ.com gathered that a driver who had been going his merry way in Akpajo, Port Harcourt, Rivers state, escaped death after a container landed on his car.

You won't believe someone survived this accident in Port Harcourt (photos)
Real reason Buhari’s government is hiding Rotimi Amaechi from prosecution - Wike

Real reason Buhari’s government is hiding Rotimi Amaechi from prosecution - Wike

The governor also declared that the federal government was shielding Amaechi from prosecution because the former governor financed the 2015 general elections.

Real reason Buhari’s government is hiding Rotimi Amaechi from prosecution - Wike
REVEALED! Real reason why Amaechi attacks me - Wike

REVEALED! Real reason why Amaechi attacks me - Wike

The governor of Rivers state, His Excellency Nyesom Wike, has made a very striking revelation regarding his never ending rift with Ex-Governor Rotimi Amaechi.

REVEALED! Real reason why Amaechi attacks me - Wike
1 killed, properties destroyed as northern boys allegedly invade church in Rivers state (Video)

1 killed, properties destroyed as northern boys allegedly invade church in Rivers state (Video)

Some boys alleged to be Hausa from a trailer park nearby reportedly attacked a church, vandalised properties, killed one church goer and maim others in Rivers.

1 killed, properties destroyed as northern boys allegedly invade church in Rivers state (Video)
Rotimi Amaechi punches Governor Wike, calls him a thug and releases strong warning

Rotimi Amaechi punches Governor Wike, calls him a thug and releases strong warning

A visibly angry Rotimi Amaechi, minister of Transport, spoke Tuesday, June 20, 2017 saying if Wike does not shut up his mouth, he would expose Eberechi Wike.

Rotimi Amaechi punches Governor Wike, calls him a thug and releases strong warning
Chaos! 2 killed, church and mosque razed as Hausa and Rivers indigenes allegedly clash (photos, videos)

Chaos! 2 killed, church and mosque razed as Hausa and Rivers indigenes allegedly clash (photos, videos)

Angered by the death of the member, some indigenes were said to have joined in the fight allegedly leading to the razing of a mosque and the death one person.

Chaos! 2 killed, church and mosque razed as Hausa and Rivers indigenes allegedly clash (photos, videos)
Wike deals Amaechi dirty blow for allegedly leaving N37.9bn debt in Rivers

Wike deals Amaechi dirty blow for allegedly leaving N37.9bn debt in Rivers

We inherited N14.7 billion as salaries and pensions from the Amaechi administration, which we cleared; N23.2 billion bank loan was also inherited and cleared.

Wike deals Amaechi dirty blow for allegedly leaving N37.9bn debt in Rivers
No quit notice to northerners will work in the Niger Delta – Ex-militant warns

No quit notice to northerners will work in the Niger Delta – Ex-militant warns

Former militant commander, Israel Akpodoro, is not in support of the quit notice issued by some Niger Delta youths to northerners to quit the zone by October 1.

No quit notice to northerners will work in the Niger Delta – Ex-militant warns
See the face of an alleged serial car snatcher caught again days after he was released from detention (photos)

See the face of an alleged serial car snatcher caught again days after he was released from detention (photos)

The young man, whose real name is yet to be known at the time of this report, was said to have been arrested and paraded by the men of the Nigeria Police Force.

See the face of an alleged serial car snatcher caught again days after he was released from detention (photos)
Camera catches Ex-Governor Rotimi Amaechi in a compromising position (Photo)

Camera catches Ex-Governor Rotimi Amaechi in a compromising position (Photo)

Ex-Governor Rotimi Amaechi has just turned 52, a very big celebration was held in his honor, it was a symposium. The minister was caught sleeping at the event.

Camera catches Ex-Governor Rotimi Amaechi in a compromising position (Photo)
Amaechi ‘attacks’ Senator Abe over 2019 governorship election

Amaechi ‘attacks’ Senator Abe over 2019 governorship election

Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation, has vowed to stop the 2019 governorship ambition of Senator Magnus Abe, lawmaker representing Rivers South East.

Amaechi ‘attacks’ Senator Abe over 2019 governorship election
Amaechi's decisions in Rivers APC can destroy the party - APC chieftain

Amaechi's decisions in Rivers APC can destroy the party - APC chieftain

Comrade Frank was reacting to the bickering between Minister Rotimi Amaechi and Senator Magnus and their supporters over the 2019 governorship election.

Amaechi's decisions in Rivers APC can destroy the party - APC chieftain
Commotion as kidnappers abduct 7 passengers from commercial bus

Commotion as kidnappers abduct 7 passengers from commercial bus

Kidnappers have abducted seven passengers form a commercial bus traveling along Omoku-Elele highway in Rivers state and taken them into surrounding bushes.

Commotion as kidnappers abduct 7 passengers from commercial bus
So sad! Undergraduate found dead in Rivers state, you won't believe what killed her (photo)

So sad! Undergraduate found dead in Rivers state, you won't believe what killed her (photo)

NAIJ.com came across a sad post shared by the friends of a young lady who reportedly died from electrocution in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, recently.

So sad! Undergraduate found dead in Rivers state, you won't believe what killed her (photo)
Day I screamed, rejected N1b as governor of Rivers state - Rotimi Amaechi

Day I screamed, rejected N1b as governor of Rivers state - Rotimi Amaechi

Nigeria’s minister of Transport and former governor of Rivers, Rotimi Amaechi, has revealed that he once rejected the sum of N1 billion while he led the state.

Day I screamed, rejected N1b as governor of Rivers state - Rotimi Amaechi
Governor Wike goes international over resource control, reports Nigeria to the United States

Governor Wike goes international over resource control, reports Nigeria to the United States

Wike said the demand for true federalism means that the Rivers people believe in a united Nigeria where no section is denied the control of its resources.

Governor Wike goes international over resource control, reports Nigeria to the United States
Hoodlums invade INEC office in Rivers, steal data capturing machines

Hoodlums invade INEC office in Rivers, steal data capturing machines

The Rivers state police spokesperson Nnamdi Omoni while confirming the incident said the police is yet to receive inventory of the items stolen by the hoodlums.

Hoodlums invade INEC office in Rivers, steal data capturing machines
JUST IN: Less than 24 hours after signing 2017 budget, Osinbajo makes 10 crucial appointments (see the list)

JUST IN: Less than 24 hours after signing 2017 budget, Osinbajo makes 10 crucial appointments (see the list)

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has reportedly approved the appointments of 10 Nigerians for the position of board members for the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).

JUST IN: Less than 24 hours after signing 2017 budget, Osinbajo makes 10 crucial appointments (see the list)
Female thief caught red-handed relaxing in the house she robbed (video)

Female thief caught red-handed relaxing in the house she robbed (video)

A young lady believed to be a part of a gang of female burglars was caught relaxing and waiting in a house she recently she burgled for her team to return.

Female thief caught red-handed relaxing in the house she robbed (video)
Governor Wike meets with UN officials, reports President Buhari

Governor Wike meets with UN officials, reports President Buhari

The governor informed the United Nations that his administration has improved security through the diligent implementation of the state amnesty programme.

Governor Wike meets with UN officials, reports President Buhari
What this man did after stealing someone's phone will make you laugh (photos)

What this man did after stealing someone's phone will make you laugh (photos)

NAIJ.com came across a touching but funny post shared by a man who took to his Facebook page to beg the thief that stole his phone to return it to him.

What this man did after stealing someone's phone will make you laugh (photos)
Ex-President Jonathan’s godson finally speaks out after EFCC took over his property

Ex-President Jonathan’s godson finally speaks out after EFCC took over his property

Through his lawyer, Amuda-Kannike (SAN), Turner has wrote to the managing director of the NDDC to seek for clarifications on the claims he got the contracts.

Ex-President Jonathan’s godson finally speaks out after EFCC took over his property
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