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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, producer, writer, and television host. She was noted for her blunt, often controversial comedic persona that was heavily self-deprecating and acerbic, especially towards celebrities and politicians, delivered in her signature New York accent. She is considered a pioneer of women in comedy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joan Rivers has received more than 8,967,464 page views. Her biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Joan Rivers is the 17th most popular comedian (down from 14th in 2019), the 1,911th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,680th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Comedian.

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  • 9.0M

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  • 57.69

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  • 78

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.12

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 7.54

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among comedians, Joan Rivers ranks 17 out of 91Before her are George Carlin, Bob Saget, Bob Newhart, Bob Hope, Ricky Gervais, and Simon Pegg. After her are Harpo Marx, Larry David, Bob Odenkirk, Andy Kaufman, Jerry Seinfeld, and Henry Winkler.

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Among people born in 1933, Joan Rivers ranks 101Before her are Hisataka Okamoto, Franz, Duke of Bavaria, Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Fouad Mebazaa, Tomas Milian, and Jehan Sadat. After her are Yukhym Zvyahilsky, Debra Paget, Rik Van Looy, Yasukazu Tanaka, Ko Un, and Borislav Ivkov. Among people deceased in 2014, Joan Rivers ranks 75Before her are Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, Run Run Shaw, Karl Albrecht, Larry Scott, Richard Møller Nielsen, and Malcolm Glazer. After her are Tito Vilanova, Jack Bruce, Jean-Claude Duvalier, Alexander Shulgin, Mike Nichols, and Vujadin Boškov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joan Rivers ranks 1,911 out of 18,182Before her are Edsel Ford (1893), Alben W. Barkley (1877), Carole King (1942), Robby Krieger (1946), Josiah Warren (1798), and Roger Corman (1926). After her are Harold Garfinkel (1917), Asa Griggs Candler (1851), Vera Wang (1949), John Cusack (1966), Fran Drescher (1957), and Gloria Steinem (1934).

Among COMEDIANS In United States

Among comedians born in United States, Joan Rivers ranks 14Before her are Dick Van Dyke (1925), Chevy Chase (1943), Lucille Ball (1911), George Carlin (1937), Bob Saget (1956), and Bob Newhart (1929). After her are Harpo Marx (1888), Larry David (1947), Bob Odenkirk (1962), Andy Kaufman (1949), Jerry Seinfeld (1954), and Henry Winkler (1945).

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