(Update: Joan Rivers died Sept. 4. May her memory be a blessing.)
Joan Rivers has lived a one-of-a-kind life on purpose. Rivers, 81, was full of energy and kept working right up until she went into sudden cardiac arrest. Tavis Smiley interviewed Rivers on his PBS show this past July. Rivers, just as feisty as ever, provides a fascinating look back at her life as a comedy pioneer. Early in the interview, Rivers tells Smiley she keeps up an incredibly active work schedule because even after 50 years in show business, she’s still “terrified it will go away.”
“I love the business so much,” Rivers says. “You cannot take it away from me. Screw you. I’ll do something else. I’m staying in the business. You’re not putting an end to me.”
Rivers surely is not going away; her legacy and bold brilliance will stay with us for sure.
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Watch: Tavis Smiley interviews Joan Rivers (Part 1)
Watch: Tavis Smiley interviews Joan Rivers (Part 2)
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