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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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Controversy Over FOX Show Canceling Joan Rivers

Controversy Over FOX Show Canceling Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers has been canceled from a scheduled appearance on FOX & Friends -- she says it's all over a comment she made to TMZ blasting Sarah Palin ... but FOX denies that's the reason. This… READ MORE >

Joan Rivers -- Sarah Palin Is 'Stupid and a Threat'

Joan Rivers -- Sarah Palin Is 'Stupid and a Threat'

Sarah Palin deserves criticism -- and BLAME -- for the horrifying shooting in Tucson, AZ ... this according to Joan Rivers. Joan was at the Critic's Choice Awards party in Hollywood this weekend… READ MORE >

- 1312 days ago
Joan Rivers Time Warp

Joan Rivers
Time Warp

Take a magical trip through time and watch Joan Rivers' natural beauty progress from the early '80s into the "Piece of Work" she is today! READ MORE >

- 1440 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Under Attack in Nasty Lawsuit

Joan Rivers -- Under Attack in Nasty Lawsuit

Joan Rivers is being sued by a bitter ex-manager -- who claims he was never compensated for resurrecting Joan's "dormant career" ... but it's clear this lawsuit is as much about hurt feelings as… READ MORE >

- 1520 days ago
Kathy Griffin vs. Joan Rivers: Who'd You Rather?

Kathy Griffin vs. Joan Rivers
Who'd You Rather?

Funny ladies Kathy Griffin and Joan Rivers worked it out at the same event in NYC on Monday.Question is ...  READ MORE >

- 1528 days ago
Joan Rivers: Mel Gibson Should Die

Joan Rivers: Mel Gibson Should Die

Apparently, Joan Rivers is still upset at Mel Gibson ... because she not only thinks he should "f*cking die" ... but she also wants everyone to boycott the hell out of his movies.  READ MORE >

- 1587 days ago
Lainie Kazan vs. Joan Rivers: Who'd You Rather?

Lainie Kazan vs. Joan Rivers
Who'd You Rather?

Talented ladies Lainie Kazan, 69, and Joan Rivers, 76, stunned the crowds at an event in NYC the other day.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1587 days ago
Melissa vs. Joan: Who'd You Rather?

Melissa vs. Joan
Who'd You Rather?

Melissa Rivers, 42, and her legendary birth mother Joan Rivers, 76, showed off their genetic similarities at the same event in NYC on Tuesday.Question is ... More Who'd You Rather: Lance Bass vs.… READ MORE >

- 1660 days ago
Joan Rivers 'Held Hostage' in Costa Rica

Joan Rivers 'Held Hostage' in Costa Rica

Joan Rivers claims she was "held hostage" by airport security in Costa Rica yesterday -- all because of a name from her past. The drama unfolded after an airport official checked out Joan's… READ MORE >

- 1690 days ago
Joan Rivers -- Still On the Prowl

Joan Rivers -- Still On the Prowl

Men worldwide can breathe a collective sigh of relief -- Joan Rivers is single.Though reports claimed she was dating millionaire Norm Zada, they told us yesterday they're just friends.Norm… READ MORE >

- 1820 days ago

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