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Joan Rivers Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Joan Rivers Quick Info
Height 5 ft 2 in
Weight 58 kg
Date of Birth June 8, 1933
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Date of Death September 4, 2014

Joan Rivers was an American comedian, actress, writer, producer, and television host who rose to fame after appearing as a guest on The Tonight Show in 1965. Known for her gig as a comedian, she was described as “quite possibly the most intuitively funny woman alive” by Jack Gould, a The New York Times television critic, in 1968 and was also included in the “50 Best Stand-up Comics of all Time” list issued by the Rolling Stone magazine in 2017.

Born Name

Joan Alexandra Molinsky

Nick Name

The Queen of the Barbed One-liners

Joan Rivers smiling for a photograph at the USO luncheon at The Pierre hotel in New York City on May 24, 2001
Joan Rivers smiling for a photograph at the USO luncheon at The Pierre hotel in New York City on May 24, 2001 (PA3 Mike Hvozda / U.S. Federal Government / Public Domain)


She was born on June 8, 1933.


At the age of 81, she passed away on September 4, 2014, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States due to brain damage which was caused by a lack of oxygen.

Resting Place

Ashes scattered in Wyoming, United States

Sun Sign


Born Place

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States


She resided in New York City, New York, United States.




Joan Rivers studied at Brooklyn Ethical Culture School and Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn. Then, she attended Connecticut College from 1950 to 1952 before graduating with a B.A. in English Literature and Anthropology from Barnard College in 1955.


Comedian, Actress, Writer, Producer, Television Host


  • Father – Meyer C. Molinsky
  • Mother – Beatrice (née Grushman)
  • Sibling – Barbara Waxler (Older Sister)


Observational Comedy, Insult Comedy, Shock Comedy, Black Comedy, Blue Comedy, Improvisational Comedy


Stand-up, Film, Television, Theatre, Literature



Joan Rivers (Left) pictured with her daughter, Melissa, during New York Fashion Week 2012
Joan Rivers (Left) pictured with her daughter, Melissa, during New York Fashion Week 2012 (Peter T. / Flickr / CC BY 2.5)


5 ft 2 in or 157.5 cm


58 kg or 128 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Joan Rivers had dated –

  1. Robert Mitchum
  2. Johnny Carson
  3. James Sanger (1955) – She married James Sanger, the son of a Bond Clothing Stores merchandise manager, in the year 1955 but the marriage got annulled 6 months later on the basis that Sanger did not want children and had not informed Rivers before the wedding.
  4. Edgar Rosenberg (1965-1987) – On July 15, 1965, she got married to German-born British film and television producer Edgar Rosenberg and they were blessed with a daughter named Melissa Rivers on January 20, 1968. However, he committed suicide in 1987, four days after she asked him for a separation.
  5. Gabriel Dell (1971)
  6. Brian Wilson (1984-1985)
  7. Owen Lehman (1994)
  8. Norman Zada (2009)

Race / Ethnicity


She was of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.

Hair Color


Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Dark sense of humor
  • Petite stature
  • Loud, raspy voice with New York City accent
Joan Rivers in 1966
Joan Rivers in 1966 (Roy Silver / / Public Domain)

Joan Rivers Facts

  1. Her parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants.
  2. She also appeared as an actress in movies like Iron Man 3The Muppets Take ManhattanThe Intern, and The Hipsters.
  3. Joan Rivers’s 1983 comedy album, What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most?, was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Comedy Album”.
  4. She attended the funeral of actor Ernest Borgnine while her own funeral was attended by the likes of Oprah WinfreyWhoopi Goldberg, David LettermanJimmy Kimmel, Donald Trump, Kelly Osbourne, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Rosie O’Donnell.
  5. She used to recycle her outfits a lot.
  6. Her first car used to run on biofuel which was before the time horses used to pull the cart.
  7. Annually, she used to keep a week where she could do whatever she wanted with her grandson Cooper. Together, they used to do fun activities like going to dude ranches, swimming, and bungee jumping.
  8. She would have been an anthropologist if she wasn’t into show business.
  9. She had the habit of collecting china.
  10. She considered herself a rotten cook. However, she used to make a superb omelet.
  11. She loved shopping at thrift stores.
  12. When alive, Joan tried walking 3 miles daily even if she was traveling and was at the airport.
  13. In 2009, she had participated in the Celebrity Apprentice show along with her daughter Melissa. She was declared the winner of that season.
  14. She wanted her last meal to be everything Italian — lasagna, noodles, cheeses, cannolis.
  15. She had her first plastic surgery at the age of 31. However, she had many cosmetic surgeries after 1983 under the plastic surgeon Steven Hoefflin.
  16. She had worked with polygamists and she considered that her worst job.
  17. While alive, she wanted to go on a date with Evel Knievel’s brother, Good Knievel.
  18. She used to keep multiple books around her bed.
  19. Joan was a Phi Beta Kappa which she got after scoring well in the tests.
  20. Joan used to follow a strict diet but was not a picky eater.
  21. Joan had 5 rescue dogs before she died.

Featured Image by PA3 Mike Hvozda / U.S. Federal Government / Public Domain

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