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Joan Rivers Dies at age 81

Updated on September 5, 2014

A great American actress, comedian, writer, producer, a television host Joan Alexandra Rosenberg (well known by her stage name Joan Rivers) died a comfortable death in a New York hospital. A week ago she had a cardiac arrest and admitted in the hospital where she finally found peace. Her funeral will be on Sunday at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan.

Rivers had a very successful career throughout her life. She first came to prominence in 1965 through 'The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson', on which she was a guest talking in her own particular comic style, making fun of celebrities and herself as well. She had a lot of plastic surgeries, of which she was not ashamed at all and often makes fun of that herself.

Rivers did a lot of remarkable shows for which she will be remembered forever. She hosted a show called 'The Joan Rivers Show', which went live in the daytime slot and won her a Daytime Emmy for the Outstanding Talk Show Host. She was best known for her stand-up comedy and for co-hosting the shows like, E! News, Fashion Police and a reality television series Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, in which she was starring alongside with her daughter Melissa Rivers.

Besides an actress, Rivers was a great writer as well. She was a renowned author of 12 best-selling humor books and autobiography. She also provided some humorous materials for stage and television shows. Some of her recent written work can be seen in the shows like 'In Bed with Joan', 'Joan Rivers: Don't Start with Me', in which she was an executive producer as well. Besides these shows, she also produced some other shows.

During a successful career of 55-years as a comedian, her style of talking and satirical humor was both praised and criticized by her viewers. She always made her viewers laugh and she will always be in the heart of her fans and will be missed by them.


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