Joan Rivers: Her Life in Photos

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


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.