Friday, September 5
(New York, NY) -- Legendary comedienne Joan Rivers has passed away. Rivers first rose to fame appearing as a frequent guest on Johnny Carson's "The Tonight Show" in the mid-1960s. She established her comedic style targeting celebrities with her punchlines but also made fun of herself, especially with jokes about her appearance and numerous plastic surgeries.
Rivers managed to revive her career with daughter Melissa Rivers in later years. Together, the two co-hosted red carpet events for major awards shows and co-starred in the reality TV series "Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?" Rivers was also a regular on the E! show "Fashion Police," which she began co-hosting in 2010. She released her latest book "Diary of a Mad Diva" in July. Joan Rivers was 81 years old.
Johnny Carson praises Joan Rivers on "The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson" in 1986.