Joan Rivers (Q240933)

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American stand-up comedienne
  • Joan Alexandra Molinsky
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Joan Rivers
American stand-up comedienne
  • Joan Alexandra Molinsky

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Ms. Rivers was one of America’s first successful female stand-up comics (English)
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4 September 2014
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4 September 2014
4 September 2014
It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. (English)
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Rivers, 81, died in a New York hospital Thursday afternoon, a week after suffering cardiac arrest during a medical procedure, her daughter said. Rivers had been on life support at Manhattan's Mount Sinai hospital, where she was taken after she stopped breathing at the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic on August 28. (English)
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Joan Alexandra Molinsky was born in Brooklyn on June 8, 1933, to Meyer and Beatrice Grushman Molinsky, immigrants from Russia. (English)
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Joan Alexandra Molinsky was born in Brooklyn on June 8, 1933, to Meyer and Beatrice Grushman Molinsky, immigrants from Russia. (English)
1965
14 August 1987
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Her marriage to James Sanger, the son of the Bond stores’ merchandiser, was annulled after six months in the 1950s. (English)
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She is survived by her... sister, Joan Rosenberg. She was predeceased by her parents Dr. Meyer and Beatrice Molinsky (English)
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As she pursued a career in acting and eventually found her way into comedy, her Jewish faith made its way into her humor. (English)
Thousands travel to Temple Emanu-El every year to visit its museum and sanctuaries. Many wealthy and prominent New Yorkers are members of the congregation including Michael Bloomberg and Joan Rivers. (English)
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The NYC Medical Examiner's office also told FOX411 they are investigating the cause and manner of Rivers' death. (English)
28 August 2014
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Rivers, 81, died in a New York hospital Thursday afternoon, a week after suffering cardiac arrest during a medical procedure, her daughter said.Rivers had been on life support at Manhattan's Mount Sinai hospital, where she was taken after she stopped breathing at the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic on August 28. (English)
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However, on a 2013 episode of Celebrity Wife Swap, Rivers stated that she was a Democrat. (English)
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July 2012
M: One of the most surprising things to me is that you’re a Republican… JR: How can you not be? How can anyone not be? How can you live in a country when you can not say the Pledge of Allegiance anymore? (English)
Then, on January 28, 2014, during a conversation with Reza Farahan, she announced that she was in fact a Republican. (English)
Joan Alexandra Molinsky (English)
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