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The American actress, television host, comedian, writer and producer Joan Alexandra Molinsky will be more familiar to fans and television enthusiasts by her stage name – she is Joan Rivers, one of television’s most and controversial personalities, whose long career has earned her an estimated net worth of $150 million. Best known as a television show host, Joan Rivers has earned widespread recognition for her irreverent humour – which, despite attracting its share of criticism, secured Rivers a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host in 1990, as well as multiple nominations for other awards. Taking into account that Joan Rivers has also found considerable success as an author – having published no less than a dozen memoirs and humour books, many of which went on to be best-sellers – it is definitely not hard to see why Rivers’s net worth is as sizable as it is.

Joan Rivers Net Worth $150 Million

Born on 8 June 1933 in the New York City borough of Brooklyn in the US, Joan Rivers grew up to the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. It was here that Rivers first picked up her trademark New Yorker accent, by which she is still recognizable to this day. Though her family moved out of New York later on, Joan Rivers would return in 1953 to attend the local Barnard College – and here that she would take her first steps into show business. Rivers’s first acting debut was in the late 1950s play “Driftwood”, where she appeared opposite the future American music legend, Barbra Streisand. Afterwards, Rivers continued to appear in various local theatre productions and comedy clubs, eventually attracting enough attention to land a guest role on the “NBC” talk show “The Tonight Show”.

“The Tonight Show” would turn out to be Joan Rivers’s ticket to fame. After a few appearances alongside legendary show host Jack Paar, Rivers was eventually invited back to the show as hosted by Johnny Carson. Rivers has been quoted crediting Carson with teaching her most of what she knows, going as far as referring to her time on “The Tonight Show” as a time when she was Johnny Carson’s daughter. Unfortunately, their long-standing friendship would come to an abrupt end when Joan Rivers landed a job with “Fox” that had her hosting “The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers” on the same timeslot as Carson’s “The Tonight Show”. While “The Late Show” would not bring Rivers much success, it did open the door for her to begin focusing on her own, independent projects, and these have been the mainstay of Rivers’s net worth throughout most of her career.

How rich is Joan Rivers? At the moment, Rivers’s net worth is believed to reach up to $150 million. Most of this considerable amount is owed to Joan Rivers’s long-standing success as a comedian, television host and writer. In addition to her time as the host of various popular television shows – including “The Joan Rivers Show” – Rivers has also found success as a writer, producing a number of best-selling autobiographical and humoristic books. Despite her advanced age, Joan Rivers continues to remain an active performer and host, and she currently hosts her own online talk show, “In Bed with Joan”.

Currently, Joan Rivers lives in Malibu, California, together with her daughter, Melissa Rivers.


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
In Bed with Joan 2013 TV Series
Joan Rivers: Reality TV 2013 TV Movie written by
Joan Rivers: Ugly Children 2013 TV Movie written by
Joan Rivers: Don't Start with Me 2012 TV Special material
Joan Rivers: Before Melissa Pulls the Plug 2006 TV Movie
The Joan Rivers Position 2004-2006 TV Series 18 episodes
Joan Rivers' Straight Talk 2006 TV Movie
CMT: 40 Greatest Done Me Wrong Songs 2004 TV Special
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist 1997 TV Series additional material - 1 episode
The Joan Rivers Show 1989-1993 TV Series 27 episodes
The Late Show 1986-1987 TV Series writer - 11 episodes
Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz 1985 TV Movie screenplay / writing supervisor
Saturday Night Live 1983 TV Series guest writer - 1 episode
Husbands, Wives & Lovers 1978 TV Series creator - 10 episodes
Rabbit Test 1978 written by
Husbands and Wives 1977 TV Movie written by
The Girl Most Likely to... 1973 TV Movie story / teleplay
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1965 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Candid Camera 1960 TV Series 4 episodes

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mostly Ghostly: Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? 2014 Video Grandma Doyle
Iron Man Three 2013 Joan Rivers
Hot in Cleveland 2012 TV Series Anka
The Simpsons 2011 TV Series Annie Dubinsky
The Smurfs 2011 Party Guest
Louie 2011 TV Series Joan Rivers
Arthur 2008-2010 TV Series Bubbe Camel
The Hipsters 2009 Floressa Malone
Spaceballs: The Animated Series 2008-2009 TV Series Dot Matrix
Less Than Perfect 2005 TV Series Louise
Dave the Barbarian 2004 TV Series Queen Zonthara
First Daughter 2004 Joan Rivers
Shrek 2 2004 Joan Rivers (voice)
I'm with Her 2004 TV Series Joan Rivers
Curb Your Enthusiasm 2002 TV Series Joan Rivers
Hip! Edgy! Quirky! 2002 Floressa
Whispers: An Elephant's Tale 2000 Spike (voice)
Intern 2000 Dolly Bellows
KnitWits Revisited 1999 TV Movie Becky
Goosed 1999 Mom Blanche
Suddenly Susan 1998-1999 TV Series Edie
KnitWits 1997 Short Becky
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist 1997 TV Series Joan
Napoleon 1995 Mother Penguin (English version, voice)
Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story 1994 TV Movie Joan Rivers
Serial Mom 1994 Joan Rivers
Lady Boss 1992 TV Movie Bibi Grant
How to Murder a Millionaire 1990 TV Movie Irma
Look Who's Talking 1989 Julie (voice, uncredited)
Sesame Street 1989 TV Series Narrator
Spaceballs 1987 Dot Matrix (voice)
Les Patterson Saves the World 1987 President Rivers (uncredited)
Shalom Sesame 1987 TV Series Special Guest (1992)
The Muppets Take Manhattan 1984 Perfume Saleswoman
The Love Boat 1983 TV Series Allison Newman
Rabbit Test 1978 Second Nurse
Needles and Pins 1973 TV Series
Here's Lucy 1973 TV Series Joan Reynolds
The Swimmer 1968 Joan
Another World 1964 TV Series Meredith Dunston (1997)
Mister Universe 1951 Teenage Girl in Audience (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? 2011-2013 TV Series co-executive producer - 26 episodes
Why We Laugh: Funny Women 2013 TV Movie documentary executive producer
In Bed with Joan 2013 TV Series executive producer
Joan Rivers: Don't Start with Me 2012 TV Special executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rabbit Test 1978

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store 2015 TV Special dedicatee
The Apprentice 2015 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2014 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 2014 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
Ryan & Ruby 2014 TV Series short very special thanks - 1 episode
Joan Rivers: Don't Start with Me 2012 TV Special special thanks
Tower Heist 2011 special thanks
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work 2010 Documentary special thanks - as Ms. Joan Rivers
Spaceballs: The Documentary 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
John Candy: Comic Spirit 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
Welcome to Hollywood 1998 special thanks
25 B.C.: The Best of 25 Years of Billy Connolly 1992 Video thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Herself
The Movie Game 1970 TV Series Herself
Big Morning Buzz Live 2013 TV Series Herself
The Irv Kupcinet Show 1970 TV Series Herself
Project Runway 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
You're Putting Me On 1969 TV Series Herself
Show People with Paul Wontorek 2013 TV Series Herself
The Joan Rivers Show 1968-1969 TV Series Herself - Hostess
Howard Stern on Demand 2006-2013 TV Series Herself
Personality 1967-1969 TV Series Herself
Katie 2013 TV Series Herself
Operation: Entertainment 1968 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2013 TV Series Herself
Frost on Sunday 1968 TV Series Herself
Joan Rivers: Reality TV 2013 TV Movie Herself
The Kraft Music Hall 1968 TV Series Herself
Pioneers of Television 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The Match Game 1965-1968 TV Series Herself - Team Captain
Joan Rivers: Ugly Children 2013 TV Movie Herself
Girl Talk 1965-1967 TV Series Herself
The Xtra Factor 2012 TV Series Herself - Actress & Comedienne
The Hollywood Palace 1966 TV Series Herself - Comedienne
The Graham Norton Show 2007-2012 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show 1966 TV Series Herself - Comedienne
Joan Rivers: Don't Start with Me 2012 TV Special Herself
The Jack Paar Program 1965 TV Series Herself
Anderson Live 2012 TV Series Herself
Once Upon a Coffee House 1965 Herself (as Jim, Jake and Joan)
This Morning 1989-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Candid Camera 1965 TV Series Herself / Bait
Larry King Now 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Today 1985-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Drop Dead Diva 2012 TV Series Herself
The Colbert Report 2010-2012 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2001-2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Hot in Cleveland 2012 TV Series Herself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2012 TV Series Herself
The Chew 2012 TV Series Herself
The Daily Buzz 2012 TV Series Herself
Rachael Ray 2009-2012 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America 1978-2012 TV Series Herself
Billy on the Street with Billy Eichner 2012 TV Series Herself
Tori & Dean: Inn Love 2012 TV Series Herself
Tower Heist 2011 Herself (uncredited)
My Favourite Joke 2011 TV Series Herself
Chelsea Flower Show 2011 TV Series documentary Herself
Growing Up Barnard 2011 Short Herself
Lopez Tonight 2011 TV Series Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007-2011 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself - Presenter
TMI with Joan Rivers 2011 Video short Herself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2010 TV Movie Herself
30 Years of 'An Audience With...' 2010 TV Series documentary Herself
Charlie Rose 1997-2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
Larry King Live 2004-2010 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself / Herself - Guest Host
How'd You Get So Rich? 2009-2010 TV Series Herself - Hostess
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 2010 Herself (uncredited)
The Battle for Late Night 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
Nip/Tuck 2004-2010 TV Series Herself
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work 2010 Documentary Herself
Piers Morgan On... 2010 TV Series Herself
What's the Name of the Dame? 2009 Documentary Herself
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers 2009 TV Special Herself - Roastee
Z Rock 2008-2009 TV Series Herself
Söndagsparty med Filip och Fredrik 2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2009 TV Series Herself
Just for Laughs 2009 TV Series Herself
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America 2009 TV Series documentary Herself / Herself - Comedienne
11th Annual the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: George Carlin 2008 TV Movie Herself
The Cho Show 2008 TV Series Herself
Every Little Step 2008 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List 2005-2008 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Family Feud 2008 TV Series Herself
Loose Women 2008 TV Series Herself
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
Martha 2007-2008 TV Series Herself
Shrink Rap 2008 TV Series Herself
Shootout 2008 TV Series Herself
The 100 Greatest Sex Symbols 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Jack Dee Live at the Apollo 2004-2007 TV Series Herself - Host / Herself
The Royal Variety Performance 2007 2007 TV Movie Herself
Parkinson 2004-2007 TV Series Herself
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project 2007 Documentary Herself
8 Out of 10 Cats 2006-2007 TV Series Herself
Making Trouble 2007 Documentary Herself
The BAFTA TV Awards 2007 2007 TV Movie Herself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Joan & Melissa: Live at the Academy Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
Joan & Melissa: Live at the Grammy Awards 2007 TV Special Herself - Hostess
Golden Globes Fashion Wrap with Joan and Melissa 2007 TV Movie Herself
Joan & Melissa: Live at the Golden Globe Awards 2007 TV Special Herself - Hostess
More Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
The Electric Company's Greatest Hits & Bits 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
Joan Rivers: Before Melissa Pulls the Plug 2006 TV Movie Herself
The Joan Rivers Position 2004-2006 TV Series Herself - Presenter
Boston Legal 2006 TV Series Herself
Joan Rivers' Straight Talk 2006 TV Movie Herself - Hostess
The Story of Light Entertainment 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Emmy Awards Fashion Wrap with Joan and Melissa 2006 TV Special Herself
Joan & Melissa: Live at the Emmys 2006 TV Movie Herself - Hostess
The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
Tom Green's House Tonight 2006 TV Series Herself
Academy Awards Fashion Wrap with Joan and Melissa 2006 TV Special Herself - Hostess
Joan & Melissa: Live at the Academy Awards 2006 TV Special Herself - Hostess
The Tony Danza Show 2005-2006 TV Series Herself
An Audience with Joan Rivers 2006 TV Movie Herself
Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
The 50 Greatest Comedy Films 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
Joan & Melissa: Live at the Golden Globes 2005 TV Special Herself - Hostess
Joan & Melissa: Live at the Grammys 2005 TV Special Herself - Hostess
Joan Rivers: (Still A) Live at the London Palladium 2005 Video Herself
Joan & Melissa: Live at the CMA Awards 2005 TV Special Herself
The Paul O'Grady Show 2005 TV Series Herself
A Classic Christmas from the Ed Sullivan Show 2005 Video Herself
50 Questions of Political Incorrectness 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross 2005 TV Series Herself
Favouritism 2005 TV Series Herself
Spaceballs: The Documentary 2005 Video documentary short Herself
John Candy: Comic Spirit 2005 Video documentary short Herself
The Royal Wedding of HRH the Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles 2005 TV Movie Herself
Britain's 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Distinguished Artists 2005 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show 2005 TV Series Herself
Joan & Melissa: Live at the Academy Awards 2005 TV Special Herself - Hostess
Good Day Live 2005 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1995-2005 TV Series Herself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch 2005 TV Series Herself
Nigella 2005 TV Series Herself
The Comedians' Comedian 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2004 TV Series Herself
Howard Stern 1994-2004 TV Series Herself
CMT: 40 Greatest Done Me Wrong Songs 2004 TV Special Herself - Hostess
Funny Already: A History of Jewish Comedy 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Best of 'So Graham Norton' 2004 Video Herself
The Graham Norton Effect 2004 TV Series Herself
ALF's Hit Talk Show 2004 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Squares 1999-2004 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Bob Monkhouse: A BAFTA Tribute 2004 TV Special documentary Herself
Just for Laughs 2004 TV Series Herself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 1996-2004 TV Series Herself - Host
Film '72 2004 TV Series Herself
I'm with Her 2004 TV Series Herself
NY Graham Norton 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 100 Greatest Musicals 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
100 Greatest Sexy Moments 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Wayne Brady Show 2003 TV Series Herself
When I Was a Girl 2003 TV Series Herself
Heroes of Jewish Comedy 2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
100 Years of Hope and Humor 2003 TV Special Herself
I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! 2003 TV Series Herself
Cleavage 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
V Graham Norton 2002 TV Series Herself - Guest
The South Bank Show 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Biography 1993-2002 TV Series documentary Herself
E! News Live 2002 TV Series Herself
Just for Laughs 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hollywood Greats 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Stars: An Oscar's Party 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
Heroes of Black Comedy 2002 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The Making and Meaning of 'We Are Family' 2002 Documentary Herself
The Human Face 2001 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
E! Mysteries & Scandals 2000-2001 TV Series documentary Herself
So Graham Norton 2000 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Talk Show Story 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Intimate Portrait 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1999 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
Heroes of Comedy 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999 TV Series Herself
Linehan 1999 TV Series Herself
The Hollywood Fashion Machine 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1998 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
Noel's House Party 1997 TV Series Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Herself
50 Years of Television: A Celebration of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Golden Anniversary 1997 TV Movie documentary Herself
Most Unlikely Heroes 1996 TV Special Herself
The Royal Variety Performance 1996 TV Movie Herself
The Daily Show 1996 TV Series Herself
Shopping for Fitness 1996 Video Herself
The Beatles: All Together Now 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Clive Anderson Talks Back 1995 TV Series Herself
Can We Shop? 1995 TV Series Host
The 48th Annual Tony Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Leading Actress in a Play
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Barbara Walters 1994 TV Movie Herself
Des O'Connor Tonight 1994 TV Series Herself
Public Enemy #2 1993 Herself
The Joan Rivers Show 1989-1993 TV Series Herself - Hostess
The Howard Stern Interview 1993 TV Series Herself
Alistair Cooke Salute 1992 TV Movie Herself
The 6th Annual American Comedy Awards 1992 TV Special Herself
The Howard Stern Show 1990-1992 TV Series Herself
Tonight with Jonathan Ross 1991 TV Series Herself - Guest
Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind 1991 TV Series Herself - Guest
CBS This Morning 1989-1991 TV Series Herself
Square One Television 1991 TV Series Herself
The Full Wax 1991 TV Series Herself
Happy Birthday, Bugs!: 50 Looney Years 1990 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Horror Hall of Fame 1990 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 44th Annual Tony Awards 1990 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Scenic, Costume & Lighting Design
Night of 100 Stars III 1990 TV Movie Herself
Comic Relief IV 1990 TV Special documentary Herself
Donahue 1978-1990 TV Series Herself
The Geraldo Rivera Show 1990 TV Series Herself
227 1990 TV Series Herself
The World of Jewish Humor 1990 Documentary Herself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1989 TV Movie Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Herself
The Byron Allen Show 1989 TV Series Herself
The New Hollywood Squares 1987-1989 TV Series Herself - Center Square / Herself - Panelist
Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse 1988 TV Movie Herself
Offshore Television 1988 TV Series Herself
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1987 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Dame Edna Experience 1987 TV Series Herself
Hour Magazine 1981-1987 TV Series Herself
The Late Show 1986-1987 TV Series Herself - Hostess
Aspel & Company 1987 TV Series Herself
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Love, Sweat and Tears 2016 Documentary Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1986 TV Series Herself
Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing 2016 Documentary Herself
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration 1986 TV Special documentary Herself
The Apprentice 2009-2015 TV Series Herself - Comedienne / Herself - Boardroom Advisor / Herself / ...
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1965-1986 TV Series Herself - Guest Hostess / Herself / Herself - Guest / ...
Where the Sun Kisses the Ocean 2014 Documentary Herself
Joan Rivers: Can We Talk? 1986 TV Series Herself - Hostess
Choccywoccydoodah 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
WrestleMania 2 1986 TV Movie Herself
Tavis Smiley 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
George Burns' 90th Birthday Party: A Very Special Special 1986 TV Special Herself
Fashion Police 2002-2014 TV Series Herself - Host
Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz 1985 TV Movie Herself
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Herself / Herself - Author, Diary of a Mad Diva
America 1985 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 TV Series Herself
The Bob Monkhouse Show 1983-1985 TV Series Herself
Women Aren't Funny 2014 Herself
Garry Shandling: Alone in Vegas 1984 TV Movie Herself
The International Fashion Film Awards 2014 TV Special Herself
Johnny Carson Presents the Tonight Show Comedians 1984 TV Movie Herself
E! News 2014 TV Series Herself
An Audience with Joan Rivers 1984 TV Movie Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2014 TV Series Herself
The 26th Annual Grammy Awards 1984 TV Special Herself
The Talk 2011-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Live... And in Person 1983 TV Series Herself
In Bed with Joan 2013-2014 TV Series Herself - Hostess
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1983 TV Special Herself - Host & Presenter: Outstanding Limited Series
Late Show with David Letterman 2002-2014 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
On Stage America 1983 TV Series Herself
HuffPost Live Conversations 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Saturday Night Live 1983 TV Series Herself - Host / Various
The View 2003-2014 TV Series Herself / Herself - Phone Interview / Herself - Co-Host
The Barbara Walters Summer Special 1982 TV Series Herself
Howard Stern Birthday Bash 2014 Video Herself
The Regis Philbin Show 1982 TV Series Herself
Last Comic Standing 2014 TV Series Herself - Lynn's Mentor
Uncle Scam 1981 Herself
Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? 2011-2014 TV Series Herself
Lily: Sold Out 1981 TV Movie Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2010-2014 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest / Herself - Co-Host
Circus of the Stars #5 1980 TV Special documentary Herself - Performer
The Dr. Oz Show 2014 TV Series Herself
The Hollywood Squares 1970-1980 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Watch What Happens: Live 2010-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
The 3th Annual People's Command Performance 1979 TV Movie Herself
Extra 2014 TV Series Herself
Bonkers! 1979 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Hollywood's Diamond Jubilee 1978 TV Special Herself - Interview
Unsung Hollywood 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1966-1978 TV Series Herself - Co-Host / Herself - Comedienne / Herself - Co-Hot / ...
Live with Kelly and Michael 1999-2014 TV Series Herself
America 2-Night 1978 TV Series Herself
The Story of the Swimmer 2014 Video documentary Herself
ABC Presents Tomorrow's Stars 1978 TV Movie Herself - Comedienne
The O'Reilly Factor 2014 TV Series Herself (segment "Watters' World")
The Joe Franklin Show 1978 TV Series Herself
Matzav Ha'Uma 2014 TV Series Herself
Bernard Manning in Las Vegas 1978 TV Movie documentary Herself
Access Hollywood Live 2014 TV Series Herself
The Jim Nabors Show 1978 TV Series Herself
Greatest Stand Up Comedians 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself - 23rd Place
Happy Birthday, Las Vegas 1977 TV Special Herself
The Trend on Zappos 2013 TV Series Herself
Dinah! 1974-1976 TV Series Herself
The Broadway.com Show 2013 TV Series Herself
The Second Annual Comedy Awards 1976 TV Special Herself
Heller Awards 2013 TV Special Herself
The Magnificent Marble Machine 1975 TV Series Herself
Romancing the Joan 2013 TV Series Joan Rivers
Sammy and Company 1975 TV Series Herself
Fashion News Live 2005-2013 TV Series Herself
The Carol Burnett Show 1970-1975 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Kris 2013 TV Series Herself - Co-Host
The Merv Griffin Show 1974 TV Series Herself - Comedienne
The Jeselnik Offensive 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Shape of Things 1973 TV Special
Deal with It 2013 TV Series Herself
Flip 1971-1973 TV Series Herself
2013 Do Something Awards 2013 TV Special Herself
The Helen Reddy Show 1973 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Wife Swap 2013 TV Series Herself
The $10,000 Pyramid 1973 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Style Story 2013 TV Series Herself
Stand Up and Cheer 1973 TV Series Herself
The Soup 2013 TV Series Herself
Dean Martin Presents: The Bobby Darin Amusement Co. 1972 TV Series Herself
Access Hollywood 2008-2013 TV Series Herself
The David Frost Show 1969-1972 TV Series Herself
Live from E! 2013 TV Series Herself
The Dick Cavett Show 1968-1972 TV Series Herself
American Masters 2012-2013 TV Series documentary Herself
The Hollywood Squares 1971 TV Series Semi-Regular
Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's 2013 Documentary Herself
Can You Top This 1971 TV Series Herself
Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You 2013 Documentary Herself
The Pearl Bailey Show 1971 TV Series Herself
Steve Harvey 2013 TV Series Herself
The Jim Nabors Hour 1971 TV Series Herself
Why We Laugh: Funny Women 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
Concentration 1970 TV Series Herself
The Doctors 2011-2013 TV Series Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1966-1970 TV Series Herself - Comedienne / Herself - Singer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2014-2016 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2010-2016 TV Series Herself
The Eighties 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself - The Late Show
The Drunken Peasants 2016 TV Series Herself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Special Herself - In Memoriam
20 Moments That Rocked Comedy 2015 TV Movie documentary Herself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - 'Pinhead' (segment "Pinheads & Patriots")
Inside Edition 2014-2015 TV Series documentary Herself
The Dr. Oz Show 2015 TV Series Herself
Wogan: The Best Of 2015 TV Series Herself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2015 TV Series Herself - Host
The Apprentice 2012-2015 TV Series Herself
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 TV Special Herself - In Memoriam
Genesis: Together and Apart 2014 TV Movie documentary Herself
Irrefutable Proof That Alex Jones Is Bill Hicks 2014 Video documentary short Herself (uncredited)
E! News 2014 TV Series Herself
Fashion Police 2014 TV Series Herself - Host
The View 2014 TV Series Herself
Pioneers of Television 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
WWE Raw 2014 TV Series Herself
Geraldo at Large 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2014 TV Series Herself
The Insider 2014 TV Series Herself
On the Record w/ Brit Hume 2014 TV Series Herself
Media Buzz 2014 TV Series Herself
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself - episode of The Ed Sullivan Show
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
Chelsea Lately 2013 TV Series Herself - Host of 'Fashion Police'
The Graham Norton Show 2008-2013 TV Series Herself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
Vanilla Ice Archive 2012 Documentary Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2012 TV Series Herself
GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling 2012 Documentary Herself
Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2012 2012 TV Movie Go Daddy Girl
Bob Ross: The Happy Painter 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
My Favourite Joke 2011 TV Series Herself
The Undefeated 2011 Documentary Herself
Give It Up for Greg Giraldo 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
Miss Representation 2011 Documentary Herself
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 2010 Video documentary Herself (uncredited)
Working with Lucy: A Conversation with James E. Brodhead 2010 Video documentary short Herself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Herself
The Jay Leno Show 2010 TV Series Herself
VH1 News Presents: Plastic Surgery Obsession 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
2009 World Series of Poker 2009 TV Series Herself
CNN Presents 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
Queens of Disco 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007 TV Series Herself
The Best of the Royal Variety 2006 TV Series
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2004 TV Mini-Series Herself #44
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops 2004 TV Special documentary Herself
The Award Show Awards Show 2003 TV Special documentary Herself
The Unforgettable Kenneth Williams 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Heroes of Comedy 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television 1996 TV Special documentary Herself
Frontline 1995 TV Series documentary Herself
Man of the Year 1995 Herself (uncredited)
50 Years of Funny Females 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
Ed Sullivan All-Star Comedy Special 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
One Nation Under God 1993 Documentary Herself
25 B.C.: The Best of 25 Years of Billy Connolly 1992 Video Herself
The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show 1991 TV Movie documentary Herself
Our World 1987 TV Series Herself
Captain Kangaroo and His Friends 1985 Video Herself
The Great Standups 1984 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1984 TV Series Perfume Saleswoman
Johnny Carson's 21st Anniversary 1983 TV Movie Herself
Johnny Carson's 18th Anniversary Special 1980 TV Movie Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Spoken Word Album For the album "Diary of a Mad Diva" (Won posthumously).
2011 EDA Female Focus Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Perseverance Award
1990 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk/Service Show Host The Joan Rivers Show (1989)
1989 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television At 7030 Hollywood Blvd.
1984 Woman of the Year Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1983 Sour Apple Golden Apple Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Cameo Iron Man Three (2013)
2014 WIN Award Women's Image Network Awards Actress Comedy Series Fashion Police (2002)
2011 WIN Award Women's Image Network Awards Actress Comedy Series Fashion Police (2002)
2010 Maverick Movie Award Maverick Movie Awards Best Supporting Actress: Feature The Hipsters (2009)
2009 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Arthur (1996)
1993 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show Host The Joan Rivers Show (1989)
1993 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Writing - Special Class The Joan Rivers Show (1989) · Hester Mundis
· Toem Perew
1992 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk/Service Show Host The Joan Rivers Show (1989)
1992 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Achievement in Writing - Special Class The Joan Rivers Show (1989) · Toem Perew
· Hester Mundis
1991 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk/Service Show Host The Joan Rivers Show (1989)
1991 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Class Writing The Joan Rivers Show (1989) · Toem Perew
· Hester Mundis
1978 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Sense of Direction (Stop them before they direct again!) Rabbit Test (1978)

TitleSalary
The Late Show (1986) $5,000,000 /year

#Fact
1 A big influence on Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan.
2 Served as an Honorary Director of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
3 Celebrated her 80th birthday on an episode of Fashion Police (2002) and on QVC, on June 8, 2013.
4 Had briefly attended Brooklyn Ethical Culture School in Brooklyn, New York.
5 Before she was a successful actress and comedienne, she was part of "Jim, Jake, and Joan", a comedic musical trio, in 1964.
6 Was merciless with subjects of popular piety.
7 Best remembered by the public as the hostess of The Joan Rivers Show (1989), Fashion Police (2002) and Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? (2011).
8 In 2012, Rivers protested against the warehouse-club Costco because they would not sell her New York Times bestselling book, "I Hate Everyone... Starting with Me". She handcuffed herself to a person's shopping cart and shouted through a megaphone. The police were called to the scene and she left without incident and no arrests were made.
9 After her death, the friends who attended her funeral on September 7, 2014 were Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Bernadette Peters, David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Kathy Griffin, Donald Trump, Kelly Osbourne, Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Kathie Lee Gifford, Rachael Ray, Geraldo Rivera, Sally Jessy Raphael, Sarah Jessica Parker, Judy Sheindlin, Barbara Walters, Rosie O'Donnell, Diane Sawyer and her daughter Melissa Rivers.
10 Had never retired from comedy.
11 Her father, Dr. Meyer C. Molinsky, who graduated from medical school at Long Island College and in the mid-1930s kept an office at 760 Montgomery Street in Crown Heights, New York, historical records show.
12 Though she was born in Brooklyn, New York, Rivers was also raised in the following cities: Crown Heights and portions of the Prospect Heights and Brownsville neighborhoods of Central Brooklyn.
13 At a very early age, she wanted to be an actress.
14 Attended the funeral of Ernest Borgnine, when the actor passed away in 2012.
15 Her older sister, Barbara Waxler, passed away on June 3, 2013 at age 82.
16 Mentor and friends with Kathy Griffin, Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and her daughter Melissa Rivers.
17 Knew Kelly Osbourne when she was only 6, she later worked with her on Fashion Police (2002).
18 Protegee of Phyllis Diller.
19 Friends with: Bob Barker, Wink Martindale, Mike Wallace, Phyllis Diller, Geraldo Rivera, Doris Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Carol Channing, Lauren Bacall, Barbara Bush, Regis Philbin, Kathie Lee Gifford, Donald Trump, Don Rickles, Carol Burnett, Robert Conrad, Larry Manetti, Richard Simmons, Paul Reubens, Ernest Borgnine, Marla Gibbs, Charlotte Rae, Della Reese, Angela Lansbury, Betty White, Dick Van Dyke, Chuck Norris, Florence Henderson, Phil Donahue, Phil McGraw, Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, Dick Clark, Casey Kasem, Hugh Downs, Joy Behar, Peter Marshall, Joan Collins, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Mickey Rooney and Barbara Walters.
20 Upon her death, her body was cremated at the Garden State Crematory in Union City, New Jersey, and her ashes are in possession of her daughter Melissa.
21 Joan Rivers passed away on September 4, 2014, at age 81. This was a month, after her longtime friend Lauren Bacall had passed away.
22 On August 28, 2014, she was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital after experiencing complications during throat surgery being performed at a New York City Clinic.
23 She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7030 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on July 26, 1989.
24 Most recently lived in Malibu, California with her daughter, Melissa Rivers, and her grandson, Edgar Cooper Endicott.
25 (June 30, 2004) Announced that she and her daughter, Melissa Rivers, were leaving E! Entertainment to fashion-bash red-carpet-wise over at the TV Guide Channel. They had been with E! Entertainment since 1996.
26 Performed stand-up comedy, prior to hopeful Broadway run, at Club Fez in Manhattan. [June 2002]
27 Used to maintain a residence in Litchfield County, Connecticut adjacent to the former Bill Blass estate.
28 Was a Republican.
29 Her publicist was Judy Katz.
30 Grandmother of Edgar Cooper Endicott.
31 Early in her career, she was a writer for Candid Camera (1953).
32 Her parents, Beatrice (Grushman) and Meyer Molinsky, were Russian Jewish immigrants.
33 Her father, Meyer C. Molinsky, was a doctor.
34 An accomplished author, she has written several candid autobiographies, including "Enter Talking" and "Still Talking". Author of self-help books, including "Bouncing Back: I've Survived Everything... and I Mean Everything... and You Can Too!" and "Don't Count the Candles: Just Keep the Fire Lit!". Author of several comedy books, including "Having a Baby Can Be a Scream" and "The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abromowitz".
35 Early in her career, she performed as half of the comedy team of "Joanie and Bill". "Bill" was former actor William Perry (1936-2006) who was the nephew of actress Toby Wing.
36 She was an advocate of plastic surgery for older women saying that if a woman can afford it, it is worth it for her self-esteem.
37 The majority of her plastic surgery was performed by Santa Monica surgeon Steven Hoefflin (who also performed plastic surgery on Michael Jackson's nose). She also received Botox and collagen injections every four months from New York City dermatologist Patricia Wexler.
38 She had her nose thinned in 1983.
39 She had her first cosmetic surgery procedure (an eye-lift) in 1965 at age 32.
40 She was a Phi Beta Kappa Sorority key holder from Barnard College, where she studied anthropology.
41 Started performing as a stand-up comedienne using the stage name Pepper January.
42 Was a vegetarian.
43 Was nominated for Broadway's 1994 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for portraying the title character, Sally Marr, in "Sally Marr... and Her Escorts".
44 Was one of the final guests to appear on The Wayne Brady Show (2002).
45 She won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1990 for best talk show host and was nominated for a Tony Award for the play "Donna Marr and Her Escorts" in 1994. She was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording in 1985.
46 About 1982, she was appointed the first permanent guest hostess on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962). She infuriated Johnny Carson when she left to host her own show, The Late Show (1986) on rival Fox network. Johnny Carson never spoke to her again.
47 Hosted a daily talk show on WOR-AM radio in New York City from 1997 until 2002, syndicated to about 50 stations.
48 Was the national spokesperson for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
49 Said the most difficult celebrity she ever interviewed was Tommy Lee Jones, whom she thought was rude.
50 Collected Faberge eggs.
51 After graduating from college and before getting into show business, she was briefly a shoe buyer for Lord & Taylor, a department store in New York City.
52 Received her Bachelor's degree in English literature and anthropology from Barnard College in New York City (1954).
53 Attended Connecticut College for Women in New London, Conneticut.
54 Attended Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.
55 Mother of Melissa Rivers.

#Quote
1 My sex life is so bad, my G-spot has been declared a historical landmark.
2 All my mother told me about sex was that the man goes on top, and that the woman goes on bottom. For three years, my husband and I slept in bunk beds.
3 I have no sex appeal. If my husband didn't toss and turn, we'd never have had any kids.
4 I wish I had a twin, so I could know what I'd look like without plastic surgery.
5 All I ever heard when I was a kid was,"Why can't you be more like your cousin Sheila?" And Sheila had died at birth.
6 People say that money is not the key to happiness. But I've always figured that, with enough money, you can hire a battering ram.
7 The great thing about irrigating your colon is that sometimes you find old jewelry.
8 My love life is like a piece of Swiss cheese: much of it's missing, and what's there stinks.
9 If you don't want gays in the military, make the uniforms ugly.
10 [on Renee Zellweger] Push her face against a glass door, and you'll see what all babies look like at birth.
11 Want to know why women don't blink during foreplay? Not enough time.
12 [on Justin Bieber] He looks like the daughter Cher wishes she'd had.
13 At my funeral, I want Meryl Streep crying in five different accents.
14 [on daughter Melissa Rivers] She and I are very close. We speak every single day. Literally, I call her every day and leave the same message on her answering machine: "Pick the hell up, Melissa. I know you're there, damn it." And she always calls me back with the same response: "Mom, how in God's name did you get this new number?"
15 A study says owning a dog makes you 10 years younger. I'd rescue two more, but who wants to go through menopause twice?
16 There are three things all children should be taught never to do: touch a hot stove; pull lamps off tables; and wake their mother before noon.
17 I hate housework. You make the beds, you do the dishes...and six months later, you have to start all over again.
18 Never be afraid to laugh at yourself; after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.
19 Look at Gwyneth Paltrow being named the Most Beautiful this year. Congratulations, Gwyneth! Now look at who she got to vote: Ray Charles, José Feliciano, Helen Keller, Ronnie Milsap, Tom Sullivan, and Stevie Wonder.
20 I haven't missed the Emmys since that year my makeup team was nominated for "Best Special Effects"!
21 The secret of my success is just saying what everybody else has been thinking.
22 My best birth control now is just to leave the lights on.
23 [her trademark line] Can we talk?
24 [on the red-carpet] Who are you wearing?
25 I don't exercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor.
26 [In 2010, on Twitter] With all the plastic surgery I've had, I'm worried that when I die, God won't recognize me!
27 [on antiques] If Louis XIV hasn't sat on it, I don't want it.
28 That awful, vulgar, loud woman on stage, that's not me. I wouldn't want to be her friend.
29 Men who look down my dress usually compliment me on my shoes.
30 New York was the magic city. New York was Oz. All I wanted to do was get out of Brooklyn and get into Oz. We'd go to the theater district -- I saved my money, and I would go with a girlfriend and sit in Sardi's, order an avocado for 60 cents, and wait to be discovered. They must have been thrilled to see us. We went to Howard Johnson's, and my friend smoked a cigarette. We're sitting at the Howard Johnson's, and we're smoking cigarettes -- say no more.
31 Boy George is all England needs. Another queen who can't dress.
32 Having my daughter, I screamed for twenty-three hours straight. And that was just during conception.
33 [on reality shows] When was the last time you went to a dinner party where three women got up and slapped each other? Everybody's punching and slapping. This is not reality. We got a second season because everybody that has a parent, a mother, anyone can relate to what really happens between adult children and parents.
34 [on the passing of Elaine Kaufman] Elaine's was a place you went to let everyone know you were in town. It was first stop L.A./N.Y. You knew your name was above the title when Elaine sat with you. I also loved that the prices changed constantly.
35 [Interview with Andrew Scott, June 10, 2010] I've never been in the "in" group. I've never been considered. But that's what keeps me punching, if that makes sense. I'm still in the "I'll show you" mentality.
36 [In an interview, on the British chat show Loose Women (1999) in 2008, on working the red carpet for the E! Channel]: You get someone like Russell Crowe, and you want to say to the camera, he is a piece of - get ready to bleep this - f***ing shit. (Rivers was immediately pulled from the British chat show - they had no bleep.) These idiots came running onto the set, ripped me off my seat and dragged me off, saying, "Let's go, let's go, let's go." When the audience saw my empty chair, I worried that, because of my age, they might think I'd wet it because my diaper leaked. People always ask me, "What haven't you done, Miss Rivers? You've done this and that, been nominated for an Emmy and a Tony. You've hosted shows, you've acted, done stand-up, lost your husband to suicide, been bankrupted by a business partner [who made off with $37m in the 1990s] - what haven't you done?". Well, until today, I'd never been kicked off live television. Assholes.
37 I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw my bath toys were a toaster and a radio.
38 My husband wanted to be cremated. I told him I'd scatter his ashes at [the department store] Neiman Marcus - that way, I'd visit him every day.
39 One of the earliest jokes I did about my husband was that I was the one who really caused Edgar's suicide, because, while we were making love, I took the bag off my head.
40 There is not one female comic who was beautiful as a little girl. Tell me one funny woman who was ever beautiful. Gwyneth Paltrow, stop, please, stop, I can't stand it. Angelina Jolie? Men don't want you funny. It's all about coping when you're not being the pretty girl, and you're not being the first one asked to dance, and the bottle spins and lands on you and Stuart Wein doesn't want to kiss you.
41 I was just interviewed for a documentary [Making Trouble (2007)] on my least favorite subject - women comedians and how we've all been kept out. These two women came to my house, very serious, and asked, "How long did it take for you to get into the room?". I said, "Let me tell you something: if Adolf Hitler had four good jokes, he'd be in the room." It has to do with funny. Then they talked about how women help each other. I said, "I hate to tell you, but if it was between Sarah Silverman and me for a job? I'll kill her and she'll kill me. There's no sisterhood in comedy".
42 [June 29, 2008] One of the reasons I am so happy - there's lots happening again. Four times in my life, I woke up and the diary was empty. That's the worst feeling in the world. My Broadway show and my talk show were canceled on the same Friday. And I went that night to see Barbra Streisand, whom I'd started with, perform for 20,000 people at Madison Square Garden. That was a very bad night. Now I'm doing a pilot, I have two books coming, I have my play, I'm in a series that they've shot and they hope will be successful, I'm doing stand-up and I've got my jewelry company. At this age, to be wanted - you are fighting every single step of the way.
43 [on young female comics]: They all come up to me and say, "Without you, I couldn't be here, the barriers you broke down." I say, "Get the f*** away from me. I still could take every one of you with one hand behind my back. Outta here. Talk like that at my funeral, but not till then".
44 There is not one female comic who was beautiful as a little girl.
45 The only thing that's saving me is my age. Because I don't care. I've been up, I've been down. I've been fired, I've been hired. I've been broke. What are you gonna to do me? Not like me? I don't give a damn.
46 I'm in nobody's circle, I've always been an outsider. I don't have those wonderful dinners with Woody, I've never been asked by Jay. And it makes you sad, because I think it would be wonderful to sit and talk about things that very few people understand. But I'm very competitive, and I'm sure they feel that. I'm jealous of that little slut Paris Hilton. Why? I'm very competitive. And I think that's what has kept me going. I'm not gracious.
47 I want them to know I don't think I'm wonderful, or better than they are. Part of comedy is saying: "I am you and you are me, and we're all feeling the same thing".
48 [on Parkinson (1971), when entering] I am a dyke! And I'm DAMN proud of it!
49 Camilla Parker-Bowles is an earthy, funny woman. You can swear in front of her.
50 Once I was having lunch in a fancy restaurant with Lily Tomlin and Richard Pryor. We were all struggling comics together and the day we had lunch, any one of us could have picked up the check. That's when I knew I'd made it.
51 If you're not a wreck in this business, you're not around.
52 [on her idea of a perfect childbirth experience] Knock me out with the first pain, and wake me up when the hairdresser arrives.

#Trademark
1 Dark sense of humor
2 Her self-deprecating persona
3 Had made fun towards each other
4 "What a tramp!" or "Such a tramp!"
5 Said "Can we talk?" frequently in both her acting roles and stand-up routines.
6 Loud, raspy voice with New York accent.
7 Had had a lot of plastic surgery, had never denied it, and as a matter of fact, made lots of jokes about her own (and other people's) plastic surgery.
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