81 (passed away Sep. 4th, 2014)
Jun. 8th, 1933
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Guest TV Roles[none found]
- About 1982, she was appointed the first permanent guest hostess on _"The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962)_ (qv). She infuriated 'Johnny Carson (I)' (qv) when she left to host her own show, _"The Late Show" (1986)_ (qv) on rival Fox network. 'Johnny Carson (I)' (qv) never spoke to her again.
- Is of Russian-Jewish heritage.
- Was one of the final guests to appear on _"The Wayne Brady Show" (2002)_ (qv).
- Is a vegetarian.
- Collects Faberge eggs.
- Mother of 'Melissa Rivers' (qv).
- Said the most difficult celebrity she ever interviewed was 'Tommy Lee Jones' (qv), whom she thought was rude.
- She had her nose thinned in 1983.