1933 - Born on June 8th in New York City. Joan Rivers is a comedian famous for her fast, self-mocking, bitchy patter, her raspy voice, and her borderline offensive material.
1954 - Received her B.A. degree in English and Anthropology at Barnard College.
1957 - Married to James Sanger.
1965 - Married to Edgar Rosenberg on July 15th.
1968 - She had a bit part in Burt Lancaster's odd midlife crisis classic The Swimmer.
1969 - Rivers got her first TV talk show, a syndicated half-hour called That Show, which didn't last long.
1978 - She directed the film Rabbit Test.
1983 - After dozens of appearances on Tonight, she became Carson's "permanent guest host", filling in once every third week.
1986 - She infuriated Carson by jumping to the upstart Fox network for The Late Show starring Joan Rivers -- aired opposite Tonight.
1989 - The Joan Rivers Show, a new syndicated daytime talk show, started and lasted four years.
1994 - Rivers made a soapy tearjerker out of her husband's suicide in the TV movie Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story, starring Joan and Melissa Rivers as themselves.
2000-2004 - She appeared in the filmd The Intern and First Daughter.
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