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Joan Rivers

Joan Alexandra Molinsky (born June 8, 1933), better known by her stage name Joan Rivers, is an American television personality, comedian, writer, film director, and actress. She is known for her brash manner; her loud, raspy voice with a heavy New York accent; and her numerous cosmetic surgeries. Rivers' comic style relies heavily on her ability to poke fun at herself and other Hollywood celebrities. Joan Rivers was born Joan Alexandra Molinsky in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants Beatrice (née Grushman; January 6, 1906 – October 1975) and Meyer C. Molinsky (December 7, 1900 – January 1985). She was raised in Brooklyn, New York, and her family later moved to Larchmont, in Westchester County, New York. She attended Connecticut College between 1950 and 1952 and graduated from Barnard College in 1954 with a bachelor-of-arts degree in English literature and anthropology. Before entering show business, Rivers worked at various jobs such as a tour guide at Rockefeller Center, a writer/proofreader at an advertising agency and as a fashion consultant at Bond Clothing Stores. During this period, the agent Tony Rivers advised her to change her name, so she chose

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Joan Rivers -- Cause of Death May Remain Mystery ... Because NO AUTOPSY

Joan Rivers
Cause of Death May Remain Mystery Because NO AUTOPSY

We may never know exactly what killed Joan Rivers ... because a decision was made NOT to do an autopsy ... TMZ has learned.Sources connected to the NYC Medical Examiner tell us ... Melissa Rivers… READ MORE >

Conrad Murray -- Joan Rivers Death Doesn't Dirty Propofol

Conrad Murray
Joan's Death Doesn't Dirty Propofol

Conrad Murray is weighing in on Joan Rivers' death ... because, after all, he IS an expert on Propofol.Murray was nursing a frothy drink in Barbados when a photog screwed up the question ... she… READ MORE >

- 4 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Sources Say Someone Screwed Up

Joan Rivers
Sources Say Someone Screwed Up

Someone did something wrong in the medical procedure that led to Joan Rivers' death ... this according to one source involved in the investigation. The Medical Examiner has said the death was the… READ MORE >

- 5 days ago
Gov. Rick Perry -- My Anti-Abortion Law Could Have Saved Joan Rivers' Life

Gov. Rick Perry
My Anti-Abortion Law Could Have Saved Joan Rivers' Life

Texas Governor Rick Perry thinks Joan Rivers might still be alive if his controversial anti-abortion law was in effect in New York. The law requires clinics to meet hospital-level operating… READ MORE >

- 29 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Promotes iPhone 6 Feet Under

Joan Rivers
Promotes iPhone 6 Feet Under

The ghost of Joan Rivers has a message for you ... BUY THE iPHONE 6!!!  After all, who knows more about the cloud than a ghost?This post appeared -- briefly -- on Joan's Facebook page Friday… READ MORE >

- 32 days ago
Joan Rivers' Doctor -- It's A Lie ... There was NO Selfie

Joan Rivers'
Dr. Says It's a Lie There was NO Selfie

Joan Rivers personal ENT doctor did NOT take a selfie while the comedienne was under anesthesia shortly before she stopped breathing ... so claims the doctor herself.Sources closely connected with… READ MORE >

- 33 days ago
Joan Rivers ... Doctor Gwen Korovin Surfaces ... Mum on Selfie Allegation

Joan Rivers
Dr. Gwen Korovin Surfaces Mum on Selfie Allegation

Joan Rivers' personal ENT who was performing a procedure on the comedienne when she stopped breathing was seen for the first time in NYC Thursday ... and she clearly didn't want to talk.An… READ MORE >

- 33 days ago
Joan Rivers' Doctor Mugs for Camera in Celine Dion Movie (VIDEO)

Joan Rivers
Doctor Mugs for Camera In Celine Dion Movie

The doctor who was performing a procedure on Joan Rivers when she stopped breathing allowed cameras into her office for a Celine Dion documentary ... performing a vocal cord procedure and joking… READ MORE >

- 34 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Personal Doc During Fatal Procedure --  ENT to the Stars

Joan Rivers
Personal Doc During Fatal Procedure ENT to the Stars

Joan Rivers' personal doctor who was working on Joan when she stopped breathing is Dr. Gwen Korovin, who treats the biggest celebs in the world ... multiple sources tell TMZ.We're told Dr. Korovin… READ MORE >

- 34 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Personal Doctor Took Selfie While She Was Under

Joan Rivers
Personal Doctor Took Selfie While She Was Under

Joan Rivers' personal doctor took a selfie while the comedienne was unconscious during a biopsy ... shortly before her heart stopped beating ... this according to a new report.The doctor… READ MORE >

- 34 days ago

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