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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' 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 >

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 >

- 171 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 >

- 171 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Doctor Who Performed Throat Procedure Fired

Joan Rivers
Doctor Who Performed Throat Procedure Fired

The doctor who performed the endoscopy on Joan Rivers has been fired by the clinic's board.Sources at Yorkville Endoscopy tell us Dr. Lawrence Cohen stepped down after the board asked him to do so… READ MORE >

- 176 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Clinic Claims NO Biopsy, NO General Anesthesia

Joan Rivers
Clinic Claims No Biopsy No General Anesthesia

The surgery clinic where Joan Rivers' heart stopped beating is calling BS on a report suggesting her death was caused by a biopsy that should have only been performed at a hospital.Yorkville… READ MORE >

- 177 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Medical Screw Up Reportedly Caused Death

Joan Rivers
Medical Screw Up Reportedly Caused Death

A doctor performed an outpatient procedure on Joan Rivers that should ONLY have been performed in a hospital ... and that's what led to her death ... according to a new report.During Rivers'… READ MORE >

- 178 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Big Star-Studded Memorial Sendoff

Joan Rivers
Big Star-Studded Memorial Sendoff

Joan Rivers is being remembered right now in a celeb-studded memorial ... with the likes of Howard Stern, Donald Trump, Whoopi and Sarah Jessica Parker front and center. The service is being… READ MORE >

- 181 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Melissa's Tearful Farewell as Body Transported

Joan Rivers
Melissa's Tearful Farewell As Body Transported

It was an incredibly emotional scene this morning as Joan Rivers' body was transported to a crematorium -- and her daughter and grandson said goodbye.Melissa Rivers watched as 6 pallbearers… READ MORE >

- 182 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Clinic Room Was Stocked for Worst Case Scenario

Joan Rivers
Clinic Room Was Stocked For Worst Case Scenario

The room at Yorkville Endoscopy where Joan Rivers went into respiratory and cardiac arrest ... was well equipped to handle life or death emergencies, just like any first rate hospital… READ MORE >

- 182 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Panicked About Heart Condition (VIDEO)

Joan Rivers
Panicked About Heart Condition (VIDEO)

Joan Rivers suffered from heart arrhythmia and worried that her heart might stop beating on stage or during surgery. Joan spoke about the condition -- which causes sudden irregularities in the… READ MORE >

- 182 days ago

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