Joan Rivers

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Joan Rivers
Birth name Joan Alexandra Molinsky Sanger Rosenberg
Born June 8, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died September 4, 2014 in New York, New York, USA from anoxic encephalopathy
Notable Shows The Joan Rivers Show
Fashion Police
Awards star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Joan Rivers was an American actress, comedienne, writer, producer and television host.



Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Here's Lucy Herself 6x09 - Lucy and Joan Rivers Do Jury Duty November 5, 1973
Saturday Night Live Herself/Host - April 9, 1983
227 Herself 5x20 - You Gotta Have Art February 17, 1990
Suddenly Susan Edie 2x25/26 - Oh, How They Danced May 18, 1998
Suddenly Susan Edie 3x16 - Ben Rubenstein, Meet Joe Black February 22, 1999
Curb Your Enthusiasm Herself 3x02 - The Benadryl Brownie September 22, 2002
Less Than Perfect Louise Hill 3x18 - Pre-Wedded Bliss March 4, 2005

Specials and Made-for-Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Happy Birthday, Las Vegas Herself October 23, 1977
35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Herself/Host September 25, 1983 Primetime Emmy Awards
Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story Herself May 15, 1994 NBC Sunday Night at the Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Awards and Accolades

Daytime Emmy Awards

(1 Win in 5 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Talk Show Host (1990)
The Joan Rivers Show


  • was married to Edgar Rosenberg from 1965 until his death in 1987; daughter Melissa Rivers