Joan Rivers

1933 - 2014

Joan Rivers

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 sharply acerbic, especially towards celebrities and politicians. Rivers rose to prominence in 1965 as a guest on The Tonight Show. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joan Rivers has received more than 5,326,627 page views. Her biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 980th most popular comedian.

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  • 5.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.96

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 69

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.12

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 7.06

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among comedians, Joan Rivers ranks 15 out of 8Before her are Ellen DeGeneres, Bob Newhart, Bob Hope, Chevy Chase, Simon Pegg, and Don Rickles. After her are Andy Kaufman, Lucille Ball, Richard Pryor, Melissa McCarthy, Henry Winkler, and Harpo Marx.

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Among people born in 1933, Joan Rivers ranks 101Before her are Ilia II of Georgia, The Singing Nun, Yuri Oganessian, Jean-Claude Brialy, Fred Haise, and Yasukazu Tanaka. After her are Maurice André, Donald E. Westlake, Waichiro Omura, Lea Massari, Wayne Shorter, and Franz, Duke of Bavaria. Among people deceased in 2014, Joan Rivers ranks 86Before her are Viktor Tikhonov, Gabriel Axel, Menahem Golan, Lorna Wing, David Easton, and Billy Milligan. After her are Vladimir Beara, Vujadin Boškov, Johnny Winter, Larry Scott, Mário Coluna, and Manitas de Plata.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joan Rivers ranks 1,835 out of 12,171Before her are Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894), Julian Schnabel (1951), Herman Wouk (1915), Jennifer Grey (1960), Dick Sargent (1930), and John F. Kennedy Jr. (1960). After her are Linda Evans (1942), Michael Massee (1952), Viola Davis (1965), Eva Mendes (1974), Alex Jones (1974), and Michelle Rodriguez (1978).

Among COMEDIANS In United States

Among comedians born in United States, Joan Rivers ranks 13Before her are George Carlin (1937), Adam Sandler (1966), Ellen DeGeneres (1958), Bob Newhart (1929), Chevy Chase (1943), and Don Rickles (1926). After her are Andy Kaufman (1949), Lucille Ball (1911), Richard Pryor (1940), Melissa McCarthy (1970), Henry Winkler (1945), and Harpo Marx (1888).