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24 May, 2009

Joan Rivers interview


The Guardian interviews Rivers about her love of being famous.

It makes the whole world your home town. When my husband committed suicide [Rivers’s second husband, the film producer Edgar Rosenberg, overdosed on prescription drugs in 1987] I went to New York and a man collecting the garbage would say: “Hey Joanie! You’ll get through this.” People in the grocery store would say: “I lit a candle for you last night.” I thought: “My God, the whole city cares.” People can be a great comfort.

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