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Joan Rivers
Joan Alexandra Molinsky
Joan Rivers
Rivers i mars 2010
Født 8. juni 1933
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Død 4. september 2014 (81 år)
Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Ektefelle James Sanger (1955-1955)
Edgar Rosenberg (1965-1987)
Barn Melissa Warburg Rosenberg
Utdannelse Connecticut College
Barnard College
(BA, BS)
Yrke Skuespiller, humorist, forfatter, produsent, tv-vert

Joan Alexandra Molinsky,[1] kjent under artistnavnet Joan Rivers, (født 8. juni 1933, død 4. september 2014[2]) var en amerikansk skuespiller, komiker, forfatter, produsent og TV-vert - kjent for hennes tildels kontroversielle figur som komiker (comedic persona). Hun var også kjent for å være vert i E!s kjendismoteshow Fashion Police og for å være hovedrolleinnehaver i realityserien Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, sammen med sin datter Melissa Rivers.

Rivers ble først kjent i 1965 som gjest i The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

Hun var regnet som kontroversiell og kom i løpet av karrieren med en rekke nedsettende- og ofte injurierende karakteristikker av diverse kjendiser i USA.[3]

Bakgrunn[rediger | rediger kilde]

Rivers ble født i New York som datter av jødiske immigranter fra Russland, faren var lege. Hun gikk på Connecticut College for Women og studerte deretter ved Barnard College, der hun tok en BA i engelsk og antropologi.[4]

Filantropisk virksomhet[rediger | rediger kilde]

Hun var kjent for filantropisk virksomhet - hun støttet blant annet HIV/AIDS aktivisme,[5] og i mai 1985 så deltok hun Comic Relief USA-veldedighetsarrangementet for AIDS Medical Foundation. Hun støttet også Elton John AIDS Foundation[6] og God's Love We Deliver, som leverer måltider til HIV/AIDS-pasienter i New York City.[7][8]

I 2008 fikk hun en oppmerksomhet av myndighetene til San Diego - for hennes filantropiske virksomhet relatert til HIV/AIDS, der HIV/AIDS-fellesskapet kalte henne deres «Jeanne d’Arc».[9]

Hun påtok seg oppgaven som en Honorary Director for foreningen American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.[7][10] Hun støttet Guide Dogs for the Blind, en non-profit organisasjon som bidrar med førerhuner til blinde folk.[7]

Hun donerte til jødiske veldedighetsorganisasjoner og tiltak for dyrevern.[5] Andre organisasjoner som mottok støtte var Rosie's Theater Kids, Habitat for Humanity – New York City, Human Rights Campaign,[6] og Boy Scouts of America.[11]

Nekrolog[rediger | rediger kilde]

I The Economist nekrolog het det at «hennes karriere bygget på at hun nevnte de virkelig unevnelige emner høylydt - fra 1960-tallet, da man ikke kunne bruke ordet abort på TV [i USA] - spesielt hvis man var kvinne - slik at hun heller sa Jeg har hatt 14 blindtarm-operasjoner» ... Ingen andre turte så mye som å komme med et pip om disse emnene». ... Opp med humøret, for helsike! pleide hun å rope til publikum. Dette er [bare] vitser.»[12] Nekrologen kalte henne for USAs mest abrasive kvinnelige komiker.[13]

Bøker[rediger | rediger kilde]

  • Having a Baby Can Be a Scream. J.P. Tarcher. 1974.  (Self-Help/Humour)
  • The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abromowitz. Doubleday. 1984. ISBN 978-0385293594.  (Humour)
  • Enter Talking. Dell Publishing Co. 1986. ISBN 978-0440122449.  (Autobiography)
  • Still Talking. Random House. 1991. ISBN 978-0394579917.  (Autobiography)
  • Jewelry by Joan Rivers. Abbeville Press. 1995. ISBN 978-1558598089.  (Non-Fiction)
  • Bouncing Back: I've Survived Everything ... and I Mean Everything ... and You Can Too!. HarperTorch. 1997. ISBN 978-0061096013. 
  • From Mother to Daughter: Thoughts and Advice on Life, Love and Marriage. Birch Lane Pr;. 1998. ISBN 978-1559724937.  (Self-Help)
  • Don't Count the Candles: Just Keep the Fire Lit!. HarperCollins. 1999. ISBN 978-0060183837.  (Self-Help)
  • Murder at the Academy Awards (R): A Red Carpet Murder Mystery. Pocket. 2009. ISBN 1416599371.  (Fiction)
  • Men Are Stupid...And They Like Big Boobs: A Woman's Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery. 2009. ISBN 141659924X.  (Non-Fiction)
  • I Hate Everyone...Starting with Me. Berkley Trade. 2012. ISBN 978-0425255896.  (Humour)
  • Diary of a Mad Diva. Berkley Publishing Group. 2014. ISBN 978-0425269022.  (Humour)

Filmer[rediger | rediger kilde]

År Tittel Bemerkninger
1965 Once Upon a Coffee House
1968 The Swimmer Film
1978 Rabbit Test
1981 Uncle Scam
1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan
1987 Les Patterson Saves the World
1987 Spaceballs Stemme
1988 Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special
1989 Look Who's Talking Stemme
1993 Public Enemy #2
1994 Serial Mom
1995 Napoleon Stemme
1999 Goosed
2000 The Intern
2000 Whispers: An Elephant's Tale Stemme
2002 The Making and Meaning of 'We Are Family Dokumentar
2002 Hip! Edgy! Quirky!
2004 Shrek 2 Stemme
2004 First Daughter
2007 The Last Guy on Earth
2010 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work Dokumentar; seg selv
2010 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Ikke oppført
2011 The Smurfs Gjest i selskap
2011 Tower Heist Ikke oppført
2013 Iron Man 3 Cameo
2014 The Story of the Swimmer The making of The Swimmer

Dokumentar; seg selv

Arbeid i TV[rediger | rediger kilde]

År Tittel Bemerkninger
1968–69 That Show starring Joan Rivers Syndicated daytime talk show[14] In the middle of the 1960s, she released at least two comedy albums, The Next to Last Joan Rivers Album[15]
1972–77 The Electric Company Voice
1973 Here's Lucy
1973 Needles and Pins Guest-starred as Eleanor Karp in episode "The Wife You Save May Be Your Own"
1984 An Audience with Joan Rivers
1986 Joan Rivers: Can We Talk?
1986–87 The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers Host
1988–89 The New Hollywood Squares Hosted by John Davidson, center square
1989–93 The Joan Rivers Show' Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host
1990 How to Murder a Millionaire Starred along with Morgan Fairchild
1992 Lady Boss
1994 Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story[16]
1995–present Can We Shop?
1997 Another World Cast member
2001 E! True Hollywood Story: Joan Rivers Parody episode of show aired April 1, 2001[17]
2004, 2007 Jack Dee Live at the Apollo Cast member, guest host in 2007
2004 Dave the Barbarian Voice – Zonthara, Emperess of Evil
2004–05, 2010 Nip/Tuck[18]
2004–06 The Joan Rivers Position
2006 An Audience with Joan Rivers
2006–07 8 Out of 10 Cats
2006 Joan Rivers: Before Melissa Pulls the Plug
2006 Dawn French's Girls Who Do Comedy In-depth interview with Dawn French for the BBC
2007 Straight Talk
2008 Shrink Rap With Dr. Pamela Connolly – More4
2008 Celebrity Family Feud
2008 Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack Celebrity Hijacker
2008 Z Rock Aunt Joan
2008 Spaceballs: The Animated Series Voice
2008, 2010 Arthur Voice – Bubby (Francine's Grandmother)
2009 Celebrity Apprentice 2 Herself
2009 How'd You Get So Rich? Herself
2009 The Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers Herself
2009 Celebrity Ghost Stories Herself
2010 Celebrity Apprentice 3
2010–present Fashion Police
2011–present Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?
2011 Louie Herself
2011 The Simpsons Voice – Annie Dubinsky (season 23, episode 8 – "The Ten-Per-Cent Solution")
2012 Joan Rivers: Don't Start with Me
2012 Hot in Cleveland Anka
2013–present In Bed with Joan Online talk show

Teater[rediger | rediger kilde]

År Oppsetning Bemerkninger
1972 Fun City An original comedy, co-written with Lester Colodny and Edgar Rosenberg, Morosco Theatre[19]
1988 Broadway Bound By Neil Simon (replacement for Kate, 1988, Broadhurst Theatre)[20]
1994 Sally Marr...and her escorts A play suggested by the life of Lenny Bruce's mother (co-written with Erin Ladd Sanders and Lonny Price), May 1994, Helen Hayes Theatre, Broadway.
2008 Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress Geffen Playhouse
2008 Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress Edinburgh Festival Fringe
2008 Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress Leicester Square Theatre, London
2012 Joan Rivers: The Now or Never Tour October 2012, UK tour
2014 Joan Rivers: Before They Close The Lid Tour October 2014, UK tour

Tildelinger og nominasjoner[rediger | rediger kilde]

År Nominert år Pris Kategori Resultat
1984 What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most? Grammy Award Best Comedy Album Nominert
1990 The Joan Rivers Show Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Talk Show Host Vant
1991 Nominert
1992 Outstanding Writing - Special Class Nominert
Outstanding Talk Show Host Nominert
1993 Outstanding Writing - Special Class Nominert
Outstanding Talk Show Host Nominert
1994 Sally Marr...and her escorts Tony Award Best Actress in a Play Nominert
2009 Arthur Daytime Emmy Award Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Nominert

Note: Emmy nominations for Outstanding Writing - Special Class shared with Toem Perew and Hester Mundis.

Referanser[rediger | rediger kilde]

  1. ^ Goldman, Shalom. «Joan Rivers». Jewish Women's Archive. Besøkt 24. mars 2014. 
  2. ^ http://en.mediamass.net/people/joan-rivers/deathhoax.html
  3. ^ http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/joan-rivers-best-celebrity-insults-from-elizabeth-taylor-to-paris-hilton/story-fn907478-1227049030175
  4. ^ Sandy Lawson: Joan Rivers hos Allmusic, hentet 16. september 2014
  5. ^ a b Cathy Lynn Grossman, Joan Rivers’ gift: Wicked humor with a Jewish touch, The Washington Post, 4. september 2014.
  6. ^ a b "Joan Rivers Charity Work, Events and Causes", Look to the Stars
  7. ^ a b c Couch, Robbie (4. september 2014). «Joan Rivers Didn't Just Tell Jokes. She Fought For AIDS Patients And Suicide Prevention, Too». The Huffington Post. 
  8. ^ «AHF mourns Joan Rivers: 'Her heart was as big as her mouth was tart.'». AIDS Health Foundation. 4. september 2014. 
  9. ^ Bacchus, Danya (5. september 2014). «Joan Rivers Considered 'Joan of Arc' for HIV/AIDS Community». KNSD. 
  10. ^ «Board of Directors». American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 
  11. ^ «Remembering Joan Rivers, a friend of Scouting». Bryan on Scouting. 4. september 2014. Besøkt 11. september 2014. 
  12. ^ 13. september 2014. s.90 "She'd made a career out of loudly mentioning the really unmentionable things - right from the 1960s, when you couldn't say "abortion" on TV, especially if you were female, and so she said "She had 14 appendectomies." No one else dared even squeak about these things. ... "Lighten the fuck up!" she would shout to her audiences. "These are jokes."
  13. ^ 13. september 2014. s.90
  14. ^ «The Joan Rivers Show». Imdb.com. Besøkt 29. april 2009. 
  15. ^ «The Next to Last Joan Rivers Album». 
  16. ^ «Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story». Imdb.com. Besøkt 29. april 2009. 
  17. ^ «E! True Hollywood Story: Joan Rivers». Imdb.com. Besøkt 29. april 2009. 
  18. ^ «''Season 2 Episode 16''». Tv.com. 8. september 2007. Besøkt 29. april 2009. 
  19. ^ «Fun City». Ibdb.com. Besøkt 9. august 2013. 
  20. ^ «Broadway Bound - Replacements». Ibdb.com. Besøkt 29. april 2009. 

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