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Joan Rivers

Was billed early in her career as Pepper January, Comedy with Spice. Wrote for Candid Camera. In 1961, worked with Chicago's Second City improv group.   In 1988, replaced Linda Lavin on Broadway in Neil Simon's Broadway Bound. Won a Daytime Emmy in 1990 for Outstanding Talk Show Host for The Joan Rivers Show. In the 1994 biopic Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story, she and her daughter played themselves. Had a lucrative side job pushing her own line of jewelry on QVC. Played herself in the second-season finale of Nip/Tuck. Collected Fabergé eggs. Posthumously nominated for a Grammy award for Best Spoken Word Album for her album Diary of a Mad Diva, in 2014.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
79% Iron Man 3
  • Herself
2013
49% Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf's
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Joan Rivers: Don't Start with Me
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Why We Laugh: Funny Women
  • Executive Producer
  • Actor
2012
22% The Smurfs
  • Party Guest
2011
91% Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Make 'Em Laugh
  • Actor
2009
80% Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Spaceballs - The Animated Spoof
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business Of America
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Scandal U.S.A.
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet My Name is Jackie Beat
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Electric Company - Greatest Hits & Bits
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet How to Murder a Millionaire
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Joan Rivers: Live at the London Palladium
  • Actor
2006
8% First Daughter
  • Herself
2004
88% Shrek 2
  • Herself
2004
No Score Yet Beauty
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Intern
  • Dolly Bellows
2000
No Score Yet Whispers: An Elephant's Tale
  • Spike
2000
No Score Yet Goosed
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Napoleon
  • Mother Penguin
1997
No Score Yet Tears and Laughter: Joan and Melissa Rivers Story
  • Herself
1994
60% Serial Mom
  • Herself
1994
No Score Yet Stonewall 25: Voices of Pride and Protest
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet A Woman's View of Pro Football
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Les Patterson Saves the World
  • U.S. President
1990
No Score Yet How to Murder a Millionaire
  • Irma
1990
58% Look Who's Talking
  • Julie [uncredited]
1989
54% Spaceballs
  • Dot Matrix
1987
No Score Yet Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Captain Kangaroo and His Friends
  • Actor
1985
81% The Muppets Take Manhattan
  • Herself
1984
No Score Yet Rabbit Test
  • Screenwriter
  • 2nd Nurse
  • Director
1978
No Score Yet The Girl Most Likely to...
  • Screenwriter
1973
No Score Yet Best of the Best of The Electric Company
  • Actor
1971
100% The Swimmer
  • Joan
1968
No Score Yet Hootenanny A Go-Go
  • Actor
1964
No Score Yet Shalom Sesame 6 - Chanukah
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Annie
No Score Yet Project Runway
2004-2016
  • Judge
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Revolution
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
  • Actor
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet Arthur
1996
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004
  • Reality cast member
  • Actor
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011
  • Appearing
93% Louie
2010-2015
  • Joan Rivers Herself
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Deal With It
2013-2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Celebrity Wife Swap
2012-2015
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Herself
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
79% Nip/Tuck
2003-2010
  • Herself

Quotes from Joan Rivers' Characters