Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers Remembers Jewish Groups In Will

12/11/2014
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Joan Rivers in her will left money to several Jewish charitable organizations to which she was connected.

‘Yente-in-Chief’

Joan Rivers was a (sometimes off-color) voice for outsiders and women, and a fierce defender of Israel.

09/09/2014
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The “mouth that roared” is now silent.

A comedian and entertainer for five decades, Joan Rivers enjoyed a popularity that spanned generations. Getty Images

At Rivers Funeral, Celebrities Inside And Fans Outside

09/08/2014
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Howard Stern offered a eulogy and Hugh Jackman provided a musical interlude at the celebrity-studded funeral for comedian Joan Rivers.

Joan Rivers: 'Yente-In-Chief'

The 'mouth that roared' is silent, but in her life Rivers gave voice to outsiders and women.

09/05/2014
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Joan Rivers was a – sometimes off-color – voice of outsiders and women, and a fierce defender of Israel.

Joan Rivers was a fighter. Wikimedia Commons

Legendary Jewish Comedian Joan Rivers Dies at 81

The daughter of Jewish Russian immigrants, her greatest joy in life was making people laugh.

09/04/2014
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Joan Rivers, the famed Jewish comedian from Brooklyn, N.Y., died today at age 81, NBC News reports.

Comedian Joan Rivers dies at 81. Wikipedia Commons.

Report: Joan Rivers On Life Support

09/02/2014
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Comic and talk show host Joan Rivers reportedly is on life support.

Tim Boxer At Friars Toast Of Don Rickles

08/01/2013
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The comedians who populate the ranks of the New York Friars Club have endured beyond their expiration date. When we ask “how old is he” the answer is “deceased.”  George Burns passed on at 100; Henny Youngman departed at 92.

Even comedians’ marriages last forever. Ginny and Bob Newhart have been married 50 years; Barbara and Don Rickles, 48 years. Newhart has a theory: “I think if you can keep laughing you will stay together.”

Don Rickles and Kathy Griffin at the Friars. Photo by Tim Boxer
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