By Connie Alsobrook
Joan Rivers, born Joan Alexandra Rosenberg on June 8, 1933. Rivers was best know for her stand up comedy, she was also an outstanding actress, producer, writer, television host and a comedic fashion critic.
In February 1983 Rivers became the first female comedian to perform at Carnegie Hall. Rivers became a first again in 1986, being the first woman to have her own talk show with a major network.
Another beautiful thing about Rivers was she never fell short on giving back, here is a list of charities and foundations she supported throughout her life.