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Actress, funny woman, and writer Joan Rivers died at the age of 81 in a New York hospital on September 4, 2014, a week after suffering cardiac arrest during a medical procedure. Born Joan Alexandra Molinsky on June 8, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, she blazed the trail for comediennes and was permanent guest host of Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show. We celebrate her life and legacy with a collection of archived interviews and remembrances.

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Acerbic Trail-Blazer Joan Rivers: 'Can We Talk?'

9/5/2014
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Now to the death of Joan Rivers, the acerbic stand-up comic and television host who blazed a trail at a time when comedy was all but off-limits to women. The award-winning star died in a New York hospital early this morning after complications from minor surgery. She was 81. Barney Porter takes a look back at her life. (The World Today, ABC, 9/6/2014)

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An Enduring Comic Who Turned Tragedy Into Showbiz Success, Dies

9/3/2014
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Joan Rivers' attitude about show business was summed up in an appearance on comic Louis C.K.'s FX show, Louie, where she gave him a pep talk after a tough show. "Think it's been easy?" she said. "I have gone up, I've gone down; I've been bankrupt, I've been broke. But you do it. And you do it because ... because we love it more than anything else." (All Things Considered, NPR, 9/4/2014)

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Comedian Joan Rivers Dies Aged 81

9/3/2014
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Comedian and TV host Joan Rivers has died, her daughter has said. Rivers, 81, had been on life support since a cardiac arrest in New York last week. (Morning Report, 9/5/2014)

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The Nerdist Interview

9/3/2014
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The hilarious and wonderful Joan Rivers is FINALLY on the podcast! She sits down with Chris and Jonah to discuss her early days in comedy, her views on how the internet is changing the entertainment industry and how she earned her reputation in the comedy world! (The Nerdist, 8/10/2010)

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Joan Rivers: Outrageous and Outspoken as Ever

9/3/2014
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For comedienne Joan Rivers, almost everything is fair game: race, sex, death and, of course, her life. That's the subject on her latest project, an autobiographical play, Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress, which premieres Wednesday at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. She discusses her new play — which is set in her dressing room before an awards ceremony pre-show — her comedy career, and her life. (All Things Considered, NPR, 2/13/2008)

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Joan Rivers, Mad Diva

9/2/2014
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In this exclusive interview, the 81 year old comedienne tackles topics for all the non-idiots: ranging from the "brilliant" Kardashian sisters, to why she doesn't wear the color yellow, to why she'll never apologize for her jokes. (Leonard Lopate, WNYC, 6/3/2014)

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'Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work'

9/2/2014
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Actress and comedian Joan Rivers joins us in the studio. She's the subject of a new documentary, "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work" which plays Thursday evening at the Castro Theatre for the closing night of the San Francisco International Film Festival. (Forum, KQED, 5/6/2010)

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