Joan Rivers was an American actress, stand-up comedian, writer, producer and television host. Rivers was the first woman to host a late night television talk show. She is best remembered for her talk show ‘The Late Show with Joan Rivers’ (1989-1993).
Joan Rivers began her acting career through a short-run play ‘Driftwood’ and later performed at comedy clubs. She acted in number of movies over the years including ‘The Swimmer’ (1968), ‘The Muppets Take Manhattan’ (1984), ‘Look Who’s Talking’ (1989), ‘Serial Mom’ (1994), ‘The Intern’ (2000), ‘Shrek 2’ (2004), ‘The Smurfs’ (2011) and ‘Iron Man 3’ (2013). Apart from movies, Rivers has also authored many books like ‘Still Talking’, ‘From Mother to Daughter: Thoughts and Adventures’, and ‘Diary of a Mad Diva’. Also, she has appeared in number of TV series such as ‘The Love Boat’ (1983), ‘227’ (1990), ‘Nip/Tuck’ (2004-05, 2010), ‘Z Rock’ (2008-09), and ‘The Simpsons’ (2011).
The Swimmer is a drama film which tells the story of Ned Merill, who is visiting a friend of his, when he notices the abundance of backyard pools in their suburb. He therefore makes up his mind to swim across every pool in his town.
The Muppets Take Manhattan is a musical adventure comedy drama film which revolves around Kermit and his friends who go to New York City in order to get their musical on Broadway. Soon, they come to know that this task is not as easy as they thought it would be.
The seventh film in the Iron Man film series, Iron Man Three sees Tony Stark suffering from stress, anxiety and insomnia after the battle of New York. Soon, he finds himself pitted against a powerful and mysterious foe, Mandarin. When his close ones get attacked, Tony goes after those responsible and in process discovers that an event from past is connected to the present.
After carelessly wasting their atmospheric air, Planet Spaceball’s crooked President Scroob decides to force neighboring Planet Druidia’s King Roland to share their atmosphere by ordering Dark Helmet to kidnap Roland’s daughter, Princess Vespa, on her wedding day. But space-pilot Lone Starr and his loyal half-man/half-dog ‘Barf’ come to help her. They need super powers of ‘The Schwartz’ to save Druidia.
The satirical black comedy features a dedicated homemaker Beverly Sutphin, who leads a happy life with two teenaged children. But she insists on retaliating against any slight. The parking place-snatcher neighbor starts receiving obscene calls; the math teacher gets run over for criticizing her son. As homicides increase, police get wise on the killer and Beverly becomes media sensation as ‘Serial Mom.’
Mollie, an account having an affair with her married client, is betrayed and left to raise baby Mickey by herself. She is looking for a life-partner who will care for both, Mickey and her. James, a cab-driver is her friend, and also Mickey’s preferred baby-sitter. But the idea of a working-class life-partner doesn’t appeal her. Can candid-communicator Mickey talk her into it?
Samantha is the daughter of the US President who decides to enroll at a college away from home, as her life has been mostly sheltered. During her time away from the White House, she starts experiencing a new sense of freedom, and soon starts falling for another student named James.
Rabbit Test is a comedy film which tells the story of Lionel Carpenter, who has bad luck with women. However, after he develops a relationship with one of his immigrant students, he surprisingly becomes the world’s first pregnant man.
The second film in the Shrek film franchise, Shrek 2 follows the newlyweds Shrek and Fiona as they go to visit Fiona’s parents who are organizing a royal ball to celebrate their marriage. The movie went on to become the highest-grossing film of 2004 worldwide.
Gargamel, the wicked wizard drives the little blue people, the Smurfs, out of their enchanted village, after which they land in the Central Park of New York City. They meet Patrick Winslow whom they follow to his home. The lost Smurfs need help to get away from human-world and reach their village before Gargamel captures them to snatch their potent, youth-providing essence.
Joan Rivers Awards
|Winner||Best Spoken Word Album (includes poetry, audio books & storytelling)||2015|
|Winner||Best Spoken Word Album||2015|