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Rivers in 2010
Joan Alexandra Molinsky
June 8, 1933
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||September 4, 2014
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
|Resting place||Ashes scattered in Wyoming|
|Occupation||Comedian, actress, writer, producer, television host|
(m. 1955; annulled 1955)
(m. 1965; died 1987)
|Medium||Stand-up, film, television, theatre, literature|
|Genres||Observational comedy, insult comedy, shock comedy, black comedy, blue comedy, improvisational comedy|
Joan Alexandra Molinsky (June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014), known professionally as Joan Rivers, was an American comedian, talk show host, businesswoman, and celebrity. She was known for her tough manner and loud voice with a heavy New York accent. She was the National Chairwoman of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and was a board member of God's Love We Deliver. She won an Emmy Award in 1990.
She was married to James Sanger for a few months in 1955 before their marriage was annulled. She was married to Edgar Rosenberg from 1965 until his suicide in 1987. Rivers and Rosenberg had a daughter, Melissa Rivers.
On the morning of August 28, 2014, Rivers was rushed to the hospital after suffering from cardiac arrest during surgery on her throat in New York City. She was put on life support and was in a medically induced coma.
On September 4, 2014, Melissa announced that Rivers had died at the age of 81 from heart failure caused by respiratory and cardiac arrest.
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