Saturday, September 20, 2014

Trailblazing Comedian, Joan Rivers, Dead at 81 - Update #8

Heart is breaking.  Can't write much now.  Joan Rivers is dead.


Born on June 8th, 1933, Joan Rivers was an American comedian, also known for her work as an actress and as a television host.  Rivers also authored numerous books and recorded several comedy albums.

She first came to prominence in 1965 when she appeared on "The Tonight Show," a program with which she would be closely associated for the next two decades.  In 1986, Rivers became the first woman to host her own late night talk show with "The Late Show with Joan Rivers," which was short-lived.  From 1989 to 1993, she hosted a successful daytime show, "The Joan Rivers Show," which earned her a Daytime Emmy.

For the past two decades, most of Rivers' work has centered on covering celebrities and celebrity events.  Beginning in 2010, Joan Rivers was the host of the television series, "Fashion Police," aired on the cable network, E!

Rivers died Thursday, September 4th, 2014.  Negromancer sends condolences to Rivers' family, friends, and fans.  R.I.P. Joan Rivers.

From YahooCelebrity:  President Obama send handwritten note of condolences to Melissa Rivers.

From YahooCelebrity:  Rivers' personal doctor took a selfie while Rivers was under anesthesia before he performed unauthorized biopsy.

From YahooCelebrity:  Read the eulogy letter Melissa Rivers read at her mother's funeral.

From YahooTV:  Details on Joan Rivers' death - air supply cut off

From YahooCelebrity:  Joan Rivers' funeral is somber, bawdy, and star-studded.

From CNN:  Rivers' funeral set for Sunday in New York City.

From YahooCelebrity:  Rivers' funeral to have a red carpet.

From YahooCelebrity:  Joan Rivers, trailblazing comic, red carpet fixture, dead at 81

From Variety:  Joan Rivers, Comedian and TV Host, Dies at 81

From Variety:  Hollywood pays tribute to Joan Rivers

From YahooTV:  Revisiting the Johnny Carson-Joan Rivers feud.

From YahooTV:  Joan River's most outrageous celebrity insults.  Of note, most of these have to do with recent celebs.  I'm sure there is a better list that focuses on former headliners and A-listers.

From the HuffingtonPost:  Melissa Rivers' brave decision

From TheWrap:  Rivers' cause of death still unknown.

From YahooCelebrity:  More of Rivers' celebrity feuds.

Related Joan Rivers sites:

Official website is here.

Wikipedia page is here.

IMDb page is here.

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