Join us for this induction: March 1, 2013 12:00PM at Pier 78 (on 12th ave at 38th street). Joan Rivers is an American television personality, comedienne, writer and actress. She is known for her loud, raspy voice and heavy New York accent. Joan is also known for her ability to poke fun at herself and other Hollywood celebrities.
With a distinguished career spanning more than four decades, Joan got her start in 1965 as a guest appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Thereafter, Joan hosted her own talk show, That Show with Joan Rivers, and was a regular guest on The Tonight Show and The Ed Sullivan Show.
She had a small role in the film, The Swimmer (1969), and wrote a TV/movie, The Girl Most Likely To, and directed her first film, Rabbit Test. In 1989, Joan launched a new syndicated daytime talk show, went on to win an Emmy and a Tony nomination.
In 2009, Joan starred in NBC’s reality series The Celebrity Apprentice alongside her daughter Melissa. She also published two critically received, best-selling books: Men Are Stupid and They Like Big Boobs: A Woman’s Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery and Murder at the Academy Awards: A Red Carpet Murder Mystery.
Since 2010, Joan has been co-hosting the E! show, Fashion Police, commenting on the do’s and don’ts of celebrity fashion. Joan and her daughter, Melissa, premiered their new show Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? on WEtv. The series follows Joan moving into Melissa’s home while searching for a home of her own in California.
Joan’s illustrious career has made her one of the most notable celebrities in the world. Her blunt humor and creative writing seen in TV, movies and books have made her Immortal.
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Melissa is an American actress, TV host and producer born on January 20, 1968. She first began her career as a feature reporter for CBS This Morning.
As an actress, Melissa had roles in TV shows including: Beverly Hills, 90120, Silk Stalkings, The Comeback and The L Word. In 1998, she appeared in the movie Men in White and following that, The Big Tease (1999). In the early 1990s, Melissa interviewed celebrities pre-show red carpet on nationally televised award shows. In 2002, she hosted various events and TV shows, such as Oh Baby! Melissa’s Guide to Pregnancy and Oh Toddler! Surviving the Early Years. In 2009, Melissa appeared on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice alongside her mother.
Teamed with her mother, Melissa premiered their new show Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? on WEtv in 2011. The third season of this reality series is due to air February 2013.
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