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RIP Joan Rivers, you Jewess, you

by Uriel Heilman, JTA

September 4, 2014 | 2:08 pm

Joan Rivers. File photo

As news of Joan Rivers’ passing ricocheted around the world Thursday, we took a moment to comb our archives for some of Rivers’ recent high points and low points:

2004: Rivers joins... read full article

  • Celebrity reactions to Joan Rivers’ death

    September 4, 2014 | 1:12 pm

  • No-holds-barred comedian Joan Rivers dies at age 81

    by Patricia Reaney, Reuters

    September 4, 2014 | 12:04 pm

    Joan Rivers, the pioneering comedian known for her acerbic wit, classic put-downs and for asking "Can we talk?," died on Thursday at the age of 81 in a New York hospital a week after her heart stopped during an outpatient medical procedure.

    Melissa Rivers, the comedian's only...

  • Joan Rivers talks about death in one of her last interviews

    by Steve North

    September 4, 2014 | 9:09 am

    “I’ve had a great life”, insisted Joan Rivers.  “If I dropped dead right now, nobody’s going to say ‘So young’.  I’ve had such a great ride.” 

    The Jewish comedian, born Joan Molinsky, made that comment and several others about death in an wide-ranging, hour-long interview in July...

  • Comedian Joan Rivers moved to private room from intensive care


    September 3, 2014 | 10:35 am

    Comedian Joan Rivers, who suffered cardiac arrest last week, has been moved out of an intensive care unit in a New York hospital and into a private room, her daughter said on Wednesday.

    Rivers, 81, is "being kept comfortable" in a private room at Mount Sinai Hospital on...

  • Hollywood accounting

    by Joe Mathews, Zocalo Public Square

    September 2, 2014 | 1:47 pm

    We’re making major motion pictures, baby!

    And TV shows too! That’s right, my fellow California taxpayers. You and I are now major investors in film and television productions. Our agent—or I should say our 120 agents in the state legislature—cut a five-year deal last week putting...

  • Comedian Joan Rivers still on life support, Melissa Rivers says


    September 2, 2014 | 11:30 am

    Comedian Joan Rivers remained on life support on Tuesday after being hospitalized in serious condition due to cardiac arrest, her daughter Melissa said.

    Rivers, 81, was hospitalized in New York last week after she stopped breathing during a vocal cord procedure at a Manhattan...

  • ISIS beheads U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, who was Jewish


    September 2, 2014 | 10:26 am

    The Islamic State released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its insurgents in Iraq.

    A masked figure in the video seen by Reuters also issued a...

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