Joan Rivers was an American comedian, actress, author, producer, businesswoman, and talk show host, best remembered by the public as the hostess of The Joan Rivers Show (1989), Fashion Police (2002) and Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? (2011). She won a Daytime Emmy for The Joan Rivers Show in 1990. As a writer, she authored 12 best-selling books and three LP comedy albums under her own name: Mr. Phyllis And Other Funny Stories, The Next To Last Joan Rivers Album, and What Becomes A Semi-Legend Most?. In 1984, she was nominated for a Grammy Award for her album What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most?; and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance of the title role in Sally Marr…and Her Escorts in 1994. Born Joan Alexandra Molinsky on June 8, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York, to Russian Jewish immigrants Beatrice and Meyer C. Molinsky, she had one older sister, Barbara, who passed away on June 3, 2013 at age 82. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature and anthropology from Barnard College in New York City in 1954. She was married to Edgar Rosenberg and James Bennat Sanger. She died on September 4, 2014 at the age of 81.
Joan Rivers Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 8 June 1933
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Date of Death: 4 September 2014
Death Place: Manhattan, New York, USA
Cause of Death: Cerebral hypoxia
Birth Name: Joan Alexandra Molinsky
Nickname: The Queen of the Barbed One-liners
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Occupation: Comedian, Actress, Writer, Producer, Television host
Race/Ethnicity: White (Russian Jewish)
Hair Color: Dyed Blonde
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Joan Rivers Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 123.5 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 56 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 2″
Height in Meters: 1.57 m
Body Build/Type: Slim
Body Measurements: N/A
Bust Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A
Hips Size: N/A
Bra Size/Cup Size: N/A
Feet/Shoe Size: 7.5 (US)
Dress Size: 8 (US)
Joan Rivers Family Details:
Father: Meyer C. Molinsky (Doctor)
Mother: Beatrice Molinsky
Spouse/Husband: Edgar Rosenberg (m. 1965-1987) (his death), James Sanger (m. 1955-1955)
Children: Melissa Rivers (Daughter)
Siblings: Barbara Cushman Waxler (Older Sister) (Died on June 3, 2013 at age 82)
Joan Rivers Education:
Connecticut College for Women, New London, Conneticut
Barnard College, New York City (1954)
Joan Rivers Facts:
*She was born on June 8, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA.
*She is the mother of Melissa Rivers.
*During her childhood, Rivers wanted to become an actress.
*She began her acting career when she was in high school.
*She used to work as a tour guide, writer, proofreader, and fashionista.
*She was the National Chairwoman of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and was a board member of God’s Love We Deliver.
*She was a vegetarian.
*She was a Republican.
*Lifelong friend of Geraldo Rivera.
*Friends with: Ed McMahon, Dick Clark, Geraldo Rivera, Regis Philbin, Billy Barty, David Letterman, Robert Conrad, Abby Dalton, Casey Kasem, Bob Barker, Wink Martindale, Peter Marshall, John Davidson, Mike Wallace, Ruth Westheimer, Barbara Walters, Carol Burnett, Mike Wallace, Flip Wilson, Bill Cosby, Florence Henderson, Doris Roberts, Ernest Borgnine, Betty White, Doris Roberts, Charlotte Rae, Marla Gibbs, Sally Jessy Raphael, Ruta Lee, Grace Jones, Cher, Judy Sheindlin, Dick Cavett, Nancy Reagan, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Phyllis Diller, Mickey Rooney, Lauren Bacall, Elizabeth Taylor and William Shatner.
*Joan’s hobbies were: dancing, philanthropy, spending time with her family, social media, collecting necklaces and/or jewelry, cooking, dining, traveling and collecting faberge eggs.