Joan Rivers

by ethnic on July 28, 2010

16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Official Afterparty - Arrivals

Birth Name: Joan Alexandra Molinsky

Date of Birth: June 8, 1933

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Death: September 4, 2014

Place of Death: New York City, New York

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Joan Rivers was an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host. Her parents, Beatrice (Grushman) and Meyer Chaim Molinsky, were Russian Jewish immigrants, with her father from Odessa or Nemyriv, now in Ukraine. Her daughter, with writer/producer Edgar Rosenberg, is comedian/actress Melissa Rosenberg.

Joan’s paternal grandparents were Harry Molinsky and Minnie/Mollie.

Sources: http://www.jewishjournal.com

Genealogy of Joan Rivers (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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Capricious April 1, 2015 at 10:18 pm

RIP…SHE WAS THE FUNNIEST WOMAN EVER! XX

Check7t September 4, 2014 at 9:27 pm
ashash September 13, 2014 at 9:43 am

R.I.P. Joan.

MP February 18, 2012 at 2:17 am

80% Californian Plastique. LMAO!

Capricious April 1, 2015 at 10:16 pm

LOOOOOL!!

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