Joan Rivers: Her Life in Photos

Comedienne, talk-show host, fashion critic, trailblazer: The riveting Rivers kept audiences laughing for more than 50 years

LIFE GOES ON

After her husband's death, Rivers moved from L.A. to New York to start over. In 1989 she hosted a syndicated daytime talk show, which ran for four seasons and won a Daytime Emmy Award. In 1990 she launched an eponymous jewelry line for QVC, which has been a best seller since its inception. And then in 1994, she returned to the stage in Broadway's Sally Marr...and Her Escorts, a play she co-wrote and for which she received a best actress Tony nomination.