Joan Rivers Biography

Updated On Nov 26, 2017 Published On Nov 16, 2015
Facts of Joan Rivers
Date of Birth: 1933 , June-8
Date of Death: 2014 , September-4
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
Name Jimmy Fallon
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Nutley, New Jersey
Profession Rapper
Body Measurements 32-26-35
Breast Size 32B
Waist size 26
Hip Size 35
Weight in KG 78 kg
Online Presence Facebook,Wiki,Twitter, Instagram, Youtube
Father James Cannon
Mother Beth Gardner
Ethnicity White
Eye Color Dark-Brown
Famous for Producer, screenwriter, singer
Married Yes
Education Wellington High School
Awards Grammy Awards Best Comedy Album
Movies Fever Pitch, Almost Famous
TV Show The tonight show
Net Worth 25 million dollars
Hair Color Dark-Brown
Siblings Gloria Fallon
Birth Name James Thomas Fallon
Salary N/A
Face Color White
Affair with Kat Dennings
Girlfriend Kat Dennings
Religion Greek Orthodox
Nick Name Jimmy
Working For Movies
Special Title BaoHaus (Manhattan restaurant)
Divorce Mariah Carey (m. 2015)
Books Instant Mom
Chest Size 40
Bicep Size 14
Married to Nancy Juvonen (m. 2007)
Children Winnie Rose Fallon, Frances Cole Fallon
Albums The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Shoe Size 9 US
View moreless Facts of Joan Rivers

In 1955, she was married to James Sanger. However, after being married he expressed his desire not to have any children. The couple's marriage got dissolved after six years of their marital relationship and the reason for their divorce was James Sanger's wish of not having any children.

After spending the single life for about a decade, she got married to Edgar Rosenberg on 15th of July 1965. The couple welcomed their one and only child in 1968 and they named her Melissa Rivers. She was married to him for more than two decades and on 14th of August, 1987, he committed suicide. Later in 2012, she claimed that she had a number of extramarital affairs including a one-night affair with the late "The Night of the Hunter" (1995) actor, Robert Mitchum in the year 1960 and with the late actor Gabriel Dell when she was in a marital relationship with Rosenberg.

Joan began her career in the late 1950s, and during that time she appeared in minor roles in several short-run plays. She played her first movie role in 1965 and that was in "Hootenanny a Go-Go a.k.a. Once Upon a Coffee House". Some of her notable movie roles were in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Iron Man 3, The Intern, Shrek 2, The Smurfs, Look Who's Talking, and many more. She was also an author and she had published several books and articles in her life namely "Live", "From Mother to Daughter: Thoughts and Adivce on life, Love, and Marriage", "Bouncing Back: I've Survived Everything and I Mean".

In her book Bouncing Back, which was published in 1997, Joan Rivers has described how she had developed bulimia nervosa, an eating disorder, after the death of Rosenberg, and also the demise of her psychologist of AIDS. 

Joan Rivers used to charge a whopping amount for her roles and for her role in The Late Show, she earned the salary of $5,000,000 /year. Before her death, her net worth was rumored to be around $150 million.


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Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York

June 8 , 1933

Joan Rivers was from the upper class family born as Joan Alexandra Molinsky in Brooklyn, New York City, New York of United States of America to Beatrice (née Grushman and Meyer C. Molinsky. She was an American and was of Russian and American descent.

Graduated from Barnard College


When she was child, she was enrolled at Brooklyn Ethical Culture School and the Adelphi academy. In her late teens, she was enrolled at Connecticut College. She attended this college for about two years and then she finally graduated from Barnard College in 1954. 

Began her acting career


After she earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature and anthropology, she began her professional career and worked in several posts. She was not satisfied with those jobs and then she finally entered into the acting world and then she began playing minor roles in several short-run plays.

Published her own book


Joan Rivers had also established herself as a great writer and author. She had published several books and articles in her life. She published her first book in 1974 and it was published under the title, Having a Baby Can Be a Scream.

Married to James Sanger


She was first married to James Sanger. She got married with him in 1955. James Sanger was the son of merchandise manager. His father was the manager at the Bond Clothing Stores. It is also believed that they dated each other for few times. 

Divorced with James Sanger


In 1955, she was married to James Sanger. However, after being married he expressed his desire not to have any children and she was not influenced by his thinking and dissolved this married after being married for about six months.

Married to Edgar Rosenberg

July 15 , 1965

She also got married for the second time in her life. After spending the single life for about a decade, she got married to Edgar Rosenberg on 15th of July 1965. They also welcomed their one and only child in 1968.

First child, Melissa Rivers

January 20 , 1968

Actress, Melissa Rivers was her only child. Melissa Rivers was born in Manhattan, New York City, New York after she got married to Edgar Rosenberg. Melissa Rivers has also established herself as a television host and producer. 

Her husband died

August 14 , 1987

She was married to Edgar Rosenberg for more than two decades and on 14th of August, 1987, he committed suicide. She also claimed that that year, she expressed her desire to dissolve her marriage with him and he committed suicide soon after that. 

Won Walk of Fame


One of the prestigious awards an actor and actress can ever won in their life is Walk of Fame and it’s not the simple thing to be honored with this award. She has also been honored with this award once and that was in 1989. 

Won Daytime Emmy Awards


She was honored with Daytime Emmy Awards only once in her life however, she was nominated in this award several times. She won this award from her first nomination and that was in 1990 for Outstanding Talk/Service Show Host. 

Won Grammy Award


Recently in 2015, she was honored with the Grammy Award. This award was honored to her for her contribution in the musical world and she won this award for Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album. 

Won Alliance of Women Film Journalists


She had been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she was also able to win some of them. In 2010, she got her one and only nomination in Alliance of Women Film Journalists and she won this award for Perseverance Award. 

She died because of anoxic encephalopathy

September 4 , 2014

Joan Rivers suffered serious health problems on 28th of August 2014 and she was taken to the hospital. She suffered serious complications and stopped breathing. After an hour, she was transferred to another hospital but she died because of anoxic encephalopathy on 4th of September.