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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 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 >

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 >

- 1492 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 >

- 1500 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 >

- 1560 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 >

- 1560 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 >

- 1632 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 >

- 1662 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 >

- 1792 days ago
One of These Is Not Made of Wax

One of These Is Not Made of Wax

Madame Tussauds ain't got nothing on the real, living, breathing 76-year-old comedic legend that is Joan Rivers.Both are attempting to smile.We're just sayin'. See Also Ryan Cabrera: Life in the… READ MORE >

- 1821 days ago
Rivers Rips Reporter -- Drops F-Bomb, Live!

Rivers Rips Reporter
Drops F-Bomb, Live!

A live interview with Joan Rivers went horribly wrong on "Good Day Sacramento" this morning -- after a reporter pissed off the comic so much, that she killed the segment and dropped the F-Bomb on… READ MORE >

- 1822 days ago

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