Joan Rivers: Her Life in Photos

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


In 2009, Rivers joined Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice, where she and Melissa competed against Khloé Kardashian and Dennis Rodman, among others. In the finale, Rivers bested poker player Annie Duke for the win. That same year, the comedienne was roasted on Comedy Central by yuksters like Kathy Griffin, Whitney Cummings and Tom Arnold. Referencing Rivers's many plastic surgeries, comic Greg Giraldo teased, "You used to look your age; now, you don't even look your species."