Birth Name: Joan Rivers
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Born Joan Alexandra Molinksy on June 8, 1933 to Russian Jewish immigrants in Brooklyn, NY, Rivers spent her childhood in the famed New York borough until her physician father's salary enabled the family to move to upper class Westchester County. Rivers was educated at both Connecticut College and Barnard College, where she earned degrees in English and Anthropology while appearing in school theatrical productions. After college, Rivers went to work in retail, first as a publicist for Lord & Taylor, then as a fashion coordinator for Bond department stores. In the mid-1950s, she had a failed marriage to Bond heir, James Sanger, which forced her to make a drastic life readjustment and set h...
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