Joan Rivers was an American comedian, actress, writer, producer, and television host know for her self-deprecating humor and as being the first woman to host a late night network television talk show. Joan Rivers was born Joan Alexandra Molinsky on June 8, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York. Joan attended the Brooklyn Ethical Culture School and Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn where she was vice president of the dramatic club. Joan attended Connecticut College for two years and then transferred to Barnard College where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in English literature and anthropology.
Rivers breakthrough role as a comedian came via her 1965 appearance on The Tonight Show; with the new host, Johnny Carson. Joan and Johnny became friends and Joan was a frequent guest of the show. Rivers comedic style was often criticized for being abrasive (she actually received quite a few death threats throughout her career), but she rarely backed down from a joke and is considered as having paved the way for other female comedians such as Roseanne Barr, Ellen DeGeneres, and Chelsea Handler. Joan Rivers married James Sanger in 1955 but the marriage only lasted six months when she realized that Sanger did not want to have children. In 1965, Joan Rivers married Edgar Rosenberg. Joan and Edgar had a daughter, Melissa Rivers, in 1968.
|8 Jun, 1933
|United States of America
|American comedian, actress, and television host
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