Joan Rivers

1933 - 2014

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Joan Alexandra Molinsky (June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014), known professionally as Joan Rivers, was an American comedian, actress, writer, producer, and television host. She was noted for her often controversial comedic persona—heavily self-deprecating and acerbic, especially towards celebrities and politicians. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joan Rivers has received more than 6,611,665 page views. Her biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Joan Rivers is the 14th most popular comedian (up from 15th in 2019), the 1,681st most popular biography from United States (up from 1,835th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Comedian.

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  • 75

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  • 2.21

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  • 7.13

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among comedians, Joan Rivers ranks 14 out of 90Before her are Dick Van Dyke, Chevy Chase, George Carlin, Bob Newhart, Bob Hope, and Simon Pegg. After her are Andy Kaufman, Richard Pryor, Henry Winkler, Ricky Gervais, Don Rickles, and Lucille Ball.

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Among people born in 1933, Joan Rivers ranks 95Before her are Sylva Koscina, Lea Massari, Fred Haise, Waichiro Omura, Larry King, and Richard S. Castellano. After her are Ko Un, Tom Skerritt, Rik Van Looy, Bata Živojinović, Ilia II of Georgia, and Yuri Oganessian. Among people deceased in 2014, Joan Rivers ranks 76Before her are Tito Vilanova, David Easton, Harold Ramis, Alicia Rhett, Vujadin Boškov, and Vladimir Beara. After her are Gabriel Axel, Jean-Luc Dehaene, Billy Milligan, Serge Moscovici, B. K. S. Iyengar, and Run Run Shaw.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joan Rivers ranks 1,681 out of 15,968Before her are Richard Jordan Gatling (1818), Jonathan Edwards (1703), Annette Bening (1958), George Whipple (1878), Stanley Tucci (1960), and Lou Ferrigno (1951). After her are Dickinson W. Richards (1895), Lester Young (1909), Annie Oakley (1860), Stonewall Jackson (1824), Buddy Guy (1936), and Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960).

Among COMEDIANS In United States

Among comedians born in United States, Joan Rivers ranks 12Before her are Steve Martin (1945), Ellen DeGeneres (1958), Dick Van Dyke (1925), Chevy Chase (1943), George Carlin (1937), and Bob Newhart (1929). After her are Andy Kaufman (1949), Richard Pryor (1940), Henry Winkler (1945), Don Rickles (1926), Lucille Ball (1911), and Bob Odenkirk (1962).

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