Comedian, television host and actress Joan Rivers was born to Russian Jewish immigrants in Brooklyn, New York. She eventually went on to work in theatre and television including her Daytime Emmy award-winning gig as host of "The Joan Rivers Show."
In what’s become a recurring theme at the Oscars, major notable figures were left out of the “In Memoriam” segment. This year, neither Joan Rivers nor Elaine Stritch made the cut.
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