Profession: Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Why Famous: Famous for her sometimes controversial comedic persona, Rivers came to prominence in 1965 as a guest on The Tonight Show.
In 1986, she became the first woman to host a late night network television talk show with The Late Show with Joan Rivers.
She subsequently hosted The Joan Rivers Show (1989-1993), winning a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host.
- 1965-07-15 Actress Joan Rivers (32) weds TV producer Edgar Rosenberg