Remembering Joan Rivers [WATCH VIDEO]

By Ambika Thakur | 2 years ago
Remembering Joan Rivers [WATCH VIDEO]

On Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, Joan Rivers died at the age of 81. Rivers, or  Joan Alexandra Rosenberg in real life, was an American actress, comedienne, writer, producer and television host. Read on to learn more about. Some of her accomplishments include paving the way for fellow comediennes, starring in multiple television shows and working as guest host of “The Tonight Show.”

She was best known for her stand-up comedy, for co-hosting the E! Celebrity fashion show “Fashion Police” and for starring in the reality series “Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?” alongside her daughter Melissa Rivers.


Rivers devoted her entire life making people laugh. She in fact excelled at this.  She became a doyenne of the American comedy scene. Hence, the late legendary actress deserves a suitable send off.

Here’s how Rivers’ fellow comedians, actors and media personalities remember her:

David Letterman

“Here’s a woman, a real pioneer for other women looking for careers in stand-up comedy,” said Letterman. And talk about guts — she would come out here and sit in this chair and say some things that were unbelievable, just where you would have to swallow pretty hard … but it was hilarious … the force of her comedy was overpowering,” Letterman called Rivers a comedy “pioneer” on Thursday’s “The Late Show.”

Jimmy Fallon

“It was really emotional and really nice. I don’t want to show a clip because I don’t think it will do her justice. We loved her. We will definitely miss her,” the emotional Fallon said, before encouraging people to watch the 2010 documentary “Joan Rivers: Piece of Work.” He almost shed tears while talking about getting a kiss from Rivers on his first “Tonight Show.”

Seth Meyers

He admitted during Rivers’ “Late Night” appearance last month that she was the fastest guest in joke telling he ever had on his show.

“I wish she were here right now, because if she were here right now, she would make a joke about how she just passed away — and she would get away with it, because it would be really funny,” said Meyers.

You may also check The Hollywood Reporter for more heartwarming messages from famous personalities. Click here.

And that’s how the comedians chose to remember the late Joan Rivers. For more celebrity news coming up, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

Check out the video below:

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