After a routine throat procedure at a Manhattan clinic, Joan Rivers stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest, ultimately causing her demise September 5, 2014 at the age of 81.  Her career spanned over 50 years and she was still going strong at the time of her untimely death.

Rivers appeared on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' for the first time on April 23, 1967.  This video shows her confident, pretty and funny as always.  It's a clip from 'Ed Sullivan's All-Star Comedy Special' DVD available at



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