Joan Rivers

Active - 1968 - 2016  |   Born - Jun 8, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, United States  |   Died - Sep 4, 2014   |   Genres - Comedy, Children's/Family

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  • Was billed early in her career as Pepper January, Comedy with Spice.
  • Wrote for Candid Camera.
  • In 1961, worked with Chicago's Second City improv group.  
  • In 1988, replaced Linda Lavin on Broadway in Neil Simon's Broadway Bound.
  • Won a Daytime Emmy in 1990 for Outstanding Talk Show Host for The Joan Rivers Show.
  • In the 1994 biopic Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story, she and her daughter played themselves.
  • Had a lucrative side job pushing her own line of jewelry on QVC.
  • Played herself in the second-season finale of Nip/Tuck.
  • Collected Fabergé eggs.
  • Posthumously nominated for a Grammy award for Best Spoken Word Album for her album Diary of a Mad Diva, in 2014.