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Joan Rivers

Comic (8-Jun-1933 — 4-Sep-2014)


Susan Horowitz. Queens of Comedy: Lucille Ball, Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and the New Generation of Funny Women. London: Routledge. 1997. 202pp.

Joan Rivers; with Richard Meryman. Enter Talking. Dell. 1987. 394pp.

Joan Rivers; with Richard Meryman. Still talking. Turtle Bay Books / Random House. 1991. 293pp.

Joan Rivers. Bouncing Back: I've Survived Everything: And I Mean Everything: And You Can Too!. New York: Harper Collins. 1997. 231pp.


  1. Joan Rivers Always Knew She Was Funny
    by Jonathan Van Meter. New York Magazine, 23-May-2010.


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  2. Twitter: @Joan_Rivers


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Internet Movie Database [link]

  3. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. New York Times Obituary [link]

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1246)

  8. Current Biography, 1970 Yearbook (pp.352-54)

  9. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.423)

  10. Celebrity Register 5th Issue (p.471)

  11. Les Brown's Encyclopedia of Television (p.462)

  12. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.614)

  13. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.4, p.219)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.336)

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