Joan Rivers was an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host featured for her frequently controversial comedic persona, where she was alternately self-deprecating or sharply acerbic, especially toward celebrities and politicians. She rose to fame in 1995 when joining as a guest in The Tonight Show, which contributed to her comedic style. Her released comedy album What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most was nominated in 1984. In 2015, she posthumously received a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for her book, Diary of a Mad Diva.
In her childhood, she entered Brooklyn Ethical Culture School and the Adelphi Academy in Brooklyn. Later, she attended Connecticut College from 1950 to 1952. In 1954, she graduated from Barnard College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and anthropology. She was also known as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In addition, she experienced a variety of jobs like a tour guide at Rockefeller Center, a writer/proofreader at an advertising agency and a fashion consultant at Bond Clothing Stores before joining show business.
In 1955, she was to wed James Sanger, the son of a Bond Clothing Stores merchandise manager for six months. After that ten years, she married Edgar Rosenberg with only child, Melissa Warburg Rosenberg. However, during this time, she had several extramarital affairs, including a one-night affair with actor Robert Mitchum in the 1960s and an affair with actor Gabriel Dell, and finally made an end to the 22-year marriage with Edgar Rosenberg.