Joan Rivers with Johnny Carson

Updated Sep 06, 2021
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on Sep 04, 2014 4:19 PM
Joan Rivers (Joan Alexandra (Molinsky) Rosenberg) was born June 8, 1933 In Brooklyn New York, the daughter or immigrant Russian Jews. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College and after trying a few other jobs began a career as a stand up comedian at a time when women weren't accepted as stand up comedians. She was always one gutsy lady - breaking into a career that wasn't easy for a woman, recovering and thriving after the suicide of her husband (which left her bankrupt), changing her image and material to reflect current standards, and working until she died. (Not to much all of the plastic surgery!)

Joan died on September 4 2014 in Manhattan, New York - not far from where she was born.

This is a picture of her with Johnny Carson on the tonight show, early in her career.
Date & Place: in Burbank, Los Angeles County, California United States


AncientFaces commented on Sep 05, 2014
On 9/4/14 we lost Joan Rivers. RIP funny lady. This photo of Joan Rivers was taken with Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show.
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