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Joan Rivers

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Famous as :

Actress, comedian

Birth Name :

Joan Alexandra Molinsky

Birth Date :

June 08, 1933

Birth Place :

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Spouse :

James Sanger (1957 - 1958) (marriage annulled), Edgar Rosenberg (producer, 15-Jul-65 - 14-Aug-87, his death)

Claim to fame :

As Guest Host in TV series "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1983)

Latest News


Melissa Rivers: Kathy Griffin 'Sh*t All Over My Mother's Legacy' for Leaving 'Fashion Police'

May 14, 2015 19:01:21 GMT

blasted who was brought in to "" as a replacement for the late but left as soon as the show was hit with controversies. "My biggest complaint (about Griffin) was the feeling that she kind of sh*t all over my mother's legacy in her statement on leaving," Melissa told Hoka Kotb in a new chat.
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Melissa Rivers Explains Lawsuit Over Joan Rivers' Death: 'I Need Answers'

May 13, 2015 03:08:10 GMT

defended her lawsuit over her mother ' death. The only daughter of the comedienne got emotional when discussing the lawsuit with in the Tuesday, May 12 episode of "The Wendy Williams Show".
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Jennifer Lawrence Adores Joan Rivers in Her Heart Though Criticizing 'Fashion Police'

May 07, 2015 08:16:25 GMT

Though once criticized ' show for its mean jokes, she actually adores the comedian. It was revealed by in a recent interview she had with on SiriusXM radio.
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Melissa Rivers Believes Joan Rivers' Death Is 100 Percent Preventable

May 05, 2015 06:16:05 GMT

On May 4, came to speak on "" show about the loss of her mother, . She also explained the reason behind the medical malpractice lawsuit against Yorkville Endoscopy.
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Melissa Rivers Details Her Final Moment With Mom Joan

April 30, 2015 07:01:43 GMT

is remembering her mother who died last year at the age of 81. Speaking to People magazine in a new interview, the actress details the moment when the late comedienne took her last breath.
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'The Wonder Years' and 'Ally McBeal' Among 2015 TV Land Awards Winners

April 13, 2015 08:30:48 GMT

The 2015 TV Land Awards, taped at the Saban Theatre in Beverley Hills on Saturday night, April 11, witnessed "Ally McBeal", "The Wonder Years", and "Freaks and Geeks" among the TV shows that won awards. Besides, the awards show honored , , and in addition to paying tribute to the late .
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Melissa Rivers Reacts to Joan Rivers' Oscars Snub

February 24, 2015 06:03:49 GMT

has broken her silence on the omission of her mother from Oscars "In Memoriam" segment. In a statement posted on Joan's Facebook account on Monday night, February 23, Melissa said that "it would have been nice" if her mother had been included in "In Memoriam" segment.
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Academy Responds to Backlash Over Joan Rivers' Oscars 'In Memoriam' Snub

February 23, 2015 16:31:52 GMT

The Academy addresses the exclusion of from "In Memoriam" segment at the Sunday Oscars that sparked criticism from fans. Although the late "" star was mostly known for her standup and TV works, she actually had roles in movies like "The Muppets Take Manhattan", "", and "".
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Melissa Rivers Has New Boyfriend, Pays Tribute to Mom Joan Rivers at Oscars

February 23, 2015 09:35:24 GMT

is back on the dating saddle again following her separation from Jason Zimmerman in 2011 after 3 years of dating. The 47-year-old TV personality is dating talent agent Mark Rousso.
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Fans Get Angry Over Joan Rivers Snub in Oscars' 'In Memoriam' Segment

February 23, 2015 08:49:46 GMT

A number of stars who passed away in the past year were honored in the "In Memoriam" segment during the 2015 Academy Awards on Sunday night, February 22. Notably left out from the tribute was , despite the fact that the comedian was one of the biggest names in the industry when she was alive.
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Grammy Awards 2015: Joan Rivers Wins Posthumously, Eminem Grabs Best Rap Album

February 09, 2015 01:42:12 GMT

Hours before the 57th Annual Grammy Awards which airs live starts on Sunday, February 8, some of the winners were already announced via the Grammys' official Twitter account. The late was one of them, winning Best Spoken Word Album for "Diary of a Mad Diva".
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Melissa Rivers Sues Clinic Where Joan Rivers Stopped Breathing

January 27, 2015 02:01:32 GMT

filed on Monday, January 26 a lawsuit against Manhattan's Upper East Side clinic, Yorkville Endoscopy, the clinic where her mother went into cardiac and respiratory arrest during a throat procedure. Melissa also sued two doctors and three anesthesiologists who were involved in her mother's procedure back in August.
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'The Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: Joan Rivers' Return and a Catfight

January 20, 2015 09:19:17 GMT

"" returned with back-to-back new episodes which featured final appearance from on Monday, January 19. The episodes were filmed in 2014 before the comedienne's sudden passing in September. She returned to the show to serve as guest advisor, with as another advisor.
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Anesthesiologist Involved in Joan Rivers' Fatal Procedure Is Identified

January 05, 2015 04:07:51 GMT

The anesthesiologist who was responsible for ' throat procedure has been identified. According to Page Six, the anesthesiologist, who reportedly could prevent Joan's death, was Renuka Reddy Bankulla.
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Top 10 Shocking Celebrity Stories of 2014

January 01, 2015 00:02:59 GMT

Stars never stop making headlines throughout the year as fans are always thirsty for stories from their idols. While last year brought sad news such as the death of in a fiery car crash and a celebrity cheating scandal, this year people witnessed considerably more crime-related news such as scandalous stories shaking players at the NFL.
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Melissa Rivers' Christmas Wish Is to See Son Laughing Again Following Joan Rivers' Death

December 25, 2014 07:01:51 GMT

has one simple Christmas wish. The TV personality, who lost her mother a few months ago, has stated that all she wants for the holiday is to see her son able to laugh again.
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Clinic Where Joan Rivers Stopped Breathing Plans Procedure Changes

December 17, 2014 08:43:49 GMT

Manhattan clinic where stopped breathing a week before her death has filed a plan to fix its deficiencies. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) accepted Yorkville Endoscopy's plan on Tuesday, December 16.
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Melissa Rivers Speaks Publicly for the First Time About Joan Rivers' Death

December 11, 2014 07:38:52 GMT

paid tribute to her late mother in a moving yet funny speech at The Hollywood Reporter's 2014 Women in Entertainment breakfast in Los Angeles on Wednesday, December 10. Wearing a pale-pink dress, Melissa recalled how "fearless" her mother was.
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Joan Rivers' Will Reveals She Left $150 Million Fortune to Family and Charities

December 10, 2014 03:25:01 GMT

' will was revealed on Tuesday, December 9 after it was filed in the New York State Surrogate's Court on Friday. Joan left her estimated $150 million fortune to family, friends, staff and charities.
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Report: Joan River's Doctors Delayed CPR, Continued Procedure as She Went Into Shock

December 01, 2014 09:38:58 GMT

New reports from investigation into circumstances surrounding the throat procedure that led into a coma before she died in early September have emerged. The details, gathered from interviews, confidential EMT records and a federal report, reveal that Dr. Lawrence Cohen from Yorkville Endoscopy and Joan's own ENT, Dr. Gwen Korovin, who performed the ill-fated procedure on Rivers at Yorkville Endoscopy ignored signs that she went into shock and continued performing the scoping procedure.
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Melissa Rivers Shares Throwback Photo of Joan Rivers on the Comedian's Twitter

November 28, 2014 04:54:45 GMT

paid tribute to on Thanksgiving by posting a throwback photo of them. The photo was posted on Joan's Twitter account on Thursday, November 27 along with caption, "I finally figured out my mom's password HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Xo Melissa."
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Melissa Rivers Hosts Thanksgiving in Honor of Joan Rivers

November 27, 2014 06:00:01 GMT

was hosting a Thanksgiving dinner at her mother ' Upper East Side condo, Joan's spokeswoman Judy Katz confirmed to Page Six. Melissa held the dinner with a group of close friends and relatives in honor of her late mother.
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Clinic Where Joan Rivers Stopped Breathing Is Cited for Numerous Violations

November 11, 2014 02:57:25 GMT

According to a federal report released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Monday, November 10, a Manhattan clinic that treated made numerous serious mistakes before her death. The report confirmed that a selfie was taken when Joan was sedated.
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Kathy Griffin Confirms She Was Offered 'Fashion Police' Gig After Joan Rivers' Death

November 05, 2014 03:08:13 GMT

Weeks after it was reported that she was considered as a replacement for on "", has finally confirmed the news. The actress/comedian tells Access Hollywood that she was indeed offered a spot on the E! fashion talk show.
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Melissa Rivers Hires Law Firm to Look Into Joan Rivers' Death, Plans to File Lawsuit Against Clinic

October 29, 2014 02:52:04 GMT

has hired NYC-based law firm Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz to investigate the circumstances surrounding her mother ' death. Ben Runbinowitz, a managing partner at the law firm, said in a statement on Tuesday, October 28, "In order to fully determine the facts and circumstances surrounding the death of Joan Rivers, we confirm that our firm has been engaged by Melissa Rivers and her family."
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Joan Rivers' Daughter Melissa Inherits $110 Million From Late Comedian

October 23, 2014 07:03:35 GMT

has inherited her mother ' apartment and money following her death last month. According to Us Weekly, the comedian's daughter receives as much as $75 million in cash and her Upper East Side condo which is worth $35 million.
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Clinic Where Joan Rivers Underwent Surgery Could Be Shut Down

October 19, 2014 13:52:20 GMT

Yorkville Endoscopy in New York City could lose their license. The Manhattan clinic was under investigation over a botched surgery that led to ' death. The comedienne stopped breathing during an unplanned biopsy procedure.
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Melissa Rivers Responds to Joan Rivers' Cause of Death

October 17, 2014 01:48:39 GMT

took to Twitter on Thursday, October 16 to comment on her mother ' autopsy results. She tweeted, "In response to NYC's Medical examiner's report, we continue to be saddened by our tragic loss. No further comment at this time."
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Joan Rivers Autopsy Results Reveal Surgery Complications as Cause of Death

October 16, 2014 22:24:02 GMT

autopsy results have just been released. According to New York City Medical Examiner's Office, the comedienne died from low blood oxygen to the brain during a surgery that led to brain damage.
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Video: Sarah Silverman Channels Joan Rivers on 'Saturday Night Live'

October 05, 2014 12:17:27 GMT

paid tribute to during her first time hosting "". She played the late comedienne who just arrived in heaven and roasted a series of other deceased public figures like , Steve Jobs, Lucille Ball, and Benjamin Franklin.
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