First and foremost - a mom

In a comedy career that spanned six decades, Joan Rivers was truly a ground-breaking, trend-setting, barrier-bashing one-of-a-kind.

Long before she was known as the Plastic Surgery Queen, Joan Rivers was:
*The first regular guest host on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
*The first woman to have her own night-time talk show, 'The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers' on Fox (she'd already hosted a daytime talk show, That Show With Joan Rivers - in 1969.
 *The first female comedian to perform at Carnegie Hall.
*An author (Her latest book, 'Diary of A Mad Diva' was just published in July.)
*A director
*An entrepreneur (Can you say 'The Joan Rivers Classic Collection' on QVC?)

And let's not forget that she was a wife and mother. Joan and daughter Melissa were also co-workers. Melissa produced 'The Fashion Police'. Their relationship is documented in their reality series, 'Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?'. The episode here shows the real, loving relationship they had. Ironically, or fittingly, the episode, called 'Skintervention' focuses on Joan's affinity for plastic surgery. 

Mature Adult Warning. Some foul language..

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