Meeting Joan Rivers When She Was in Love

September 5, 2014 12:04 PM

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So many celebs and fans are describing Joan Rivers with great fondness. But some folks are venting about her abrasive persona so (ironically) abrasively that I feel compelled to add a small, sweet anecdote to the many others that are pouring in.

It was about 30 years ago, and I was an assistant producer of a new play by Mark Medoff. I had met Mark when I had interviewed him for the Miami Herald a few years before, when he had written "When You Coming Back Red Ryder." That play did pretty well. And his next play, "Children of a Lesser God," ...

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