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“Can we talk?”

Posted by elegant On September - 8 - 2014

Iconic comedian, writer, producer, TV and talk show host, stage and film actress Joan Rivers died due to an apparent cardiac arrest due to a routine throat procedure at a New York City medical facility at the age of 81 in New York City on September 4, 2014. The New York state as well as the health officials from the New York City are investigating the circumstances that led to her death.

Born as Joan Alexandra Molinsky, Joan Rivers was well-known for her controversial remarks. She came to the attention of the audience due to her appearance in The Tonight Show with Jonny Carson in 1965. She immediately established her own comedic version. She later went onto host her own late night TV show, The Late Night with Joan Rivers in 1986 becoming the first woman to host a late night talk show. She has published 12 best-selling memoir and humor books and many comic albums. She is well-known for her Red Carpet interviews and she co-hosted many TV shows with her daughter Melissa. Her satirical comedic career spans more than 55 years.

Joan Rivers received many accolades including Grammy Award and Tony Award nominations and won a Daytime Emmy Award for her work as an Outstanding Talk Show Host.

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