Friday, September 5, 2014

Joan Rivers / A life in pictures

Joan Rivers: a life in pictures

The pioneering entertainer and comedian has died aged 81. Rivers got her big break with an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in 1965 and was a TV mainstay from then on

Where it all started - Comedian Joan Rivers,with The Tonight Show host Johnny Carson 1976 --
Where it all started: comedian Joan Rivers with Tonight Show host Johnny Carson in 1976. Photograph: NBC/Getty Images
Film 'JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK' (2010)
Directed By RICKI STERN & ANNE SUNDBERG
25 January 2010
A still from the film Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010) directed By Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg. Photograph: Allstar/IFC FILMS/Sportsphoto Ltd
Joan Rivers runs out of the QVC Red Carpet Style- Live in L.A. event covered in cake at The Four Seasons Hotel on February 28, 2014
Joan Rivers runs out of a QVC red carpet style event covered in cake at The Four Seasons Hotel in February. Photograph: Angela Weiss/WireImage
Joan Rivers appearing at the Festival Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 24/08/2001
Joan Rivers at the Festival Theatre at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2001. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian
Joan Rivers and her daughter, Melissa, from the TV Guide Channel, blow kisses as they arrive for the 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards  Sept. 18, 2005, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles
Joan Rivers and her daughter, Melissa, from the TV Guide Channel, blow kisses as they arrive for Emmy awards in 2005. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/AP
First appearance on Tonight Show after Johnny Carson banned her from the show. Joan Rivers during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on March 27, 2014 -
Rivers’ first appearance on Tonight Show after Johnny Carson banned her from the show in 1986. Photograph: NBC/Getty Images
Joan Rivers Hamming it up on Watch What Happens Live 
4/16/14|
Hamming it up on Watch What Happens in April. Photograph: Bravo/Getty Images
American comedian Joan Rivers, circa 1985.
American comedian Joan Rivers, circa 1985. Photograph: Harry Langdon/Popperfoto/Getty Images
Rivers poses for photographers as she presents Comedy Roast with Joan Rivers in Cannes in 2009. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters
Joan Rivers with Ed Sullivan on THE Ed Sullivan Show.  Image dated May 22, 1966.
Joan Rivers with Ed Sullivan on The Ed Sullivan Show in May 1966. Photograph: CBS/Getty Images
American comedian Joan Rivers at the Best of Vegas Awards, Las Vegas, 21st March 1980.
Rivers at the Best of Vegas Awards in March 1980. Photograph: Ron Galella/WireImage
Joan Rivers performs on stage as part of the The Prince's Trust comedy gala We Are Most Amused at Royal Albert Hall on November 28, 2012 in London, England.
Rivers performs on stage as part of the The Prince’s Trust comedy gala at Royal Albert Hall in 2012. Photograph: Christie Goodwin/Getty Images
Promotional portrait of American comedian and actor Joan Rivers, 1980s.
Promotional portrait Rivers from the 1980s. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey during an interview with guest host Joan Rivers on the Tonight Show on January 27, 1986
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey during an interview with guest host Joan Rivers on the Tonight Show in 1986. Photograph: NBC/Getty Images
Comedian Joan Rivers poses for a portrait circa 1965 in New York.
Comedian Joan Rivers poses for a portrait circa 1965 in New York. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
10th Anniversary Party of The Tonight Show Joan Rivers with her husband producer Edgar Rosenberg  September 30, 1972
10th Anniversary Party of The Tonight Show Joan Rivers with her husband producer Edgar Rosenberg in 1972. Photograph: NBC/Getty Images
Winning Celebrity Apprentice May 2009
Rivers winning Celebrity Apprentice in 2009. Photograph: NBC/Getty Images
Joe Piscopo as Joan Rivers and Joan Rivers as Joan Rivers during the Joan vs. Joan skit on April 9, 1983, Saturday Night Live.
Joe Piscopo as Joan Rivers and Joan Rivers as Joan Rivers during the Joan vs Joan skit Saturday Night Live in 1983. Photograph: NBC/Getty Images

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