The Ultimate Icon Delivers the Keynote Address on Saturday at 1PM
Joan Rivers is a force of nature - and one of the hardest working celebrities in the world - comedienne, bestselling author, Tony-nominated actress, Emmy Award-winning television talk-show host, playwright, screenwriter, motion picture director, columnist, syndicated radio host, jewelry designer, red-carpet fashion laureate, businesswoman and, most importantly to her, mother and grandmother.
An entertainment legend of unparalleled accomplishment and talent, Joan performs her stand-up comedy routines in front of sold-out audiences worldwide. As our Keynote Speaker, she gives us a frank look at her life and the challenges she has met throughout her decades in show business.
Using her unique gifts of humor, compassion and tenacity has enabled Joan to triumph over personal tragedy and attain extraordinary professional success. The daughter of immigrant Russian parents, Joan created her own brand of irreverent, unconventional comedy to forge her remarkable rise to stardom in the entertainment world. Joan's career skyrocketed in 1965 when she appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Within three years she was hosting That Show With Joan Rivers, one of the first syndicated daytime shows, and went on to become the first guest host of The Tonight Show. Her own The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers helped launch the Fox Network in 1986 and, in 1989, she returned to television with The Joan Rivers Show, winning an Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host the following year - and her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In a brilliant teaming with QVC, she launched the Joan Rivers Classics Collection of fine fashion jewelry and achieving unprecedented - and continuing - success with a record-breaking $200 million plus in sales. Using the business expertise she's developed over the years, Rivers won The Celebrity Apprentice.
Joan went on to co-host Joan and Melissa: Live From The Red Carpet and E!'s Fashion Police red carpet award show specials. A Hollywood staple, she's the host of the reality TV series, How'd You Get So Rich and she stars in the hit reality show Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best.
In 2010, Joan Rivers began hosting Fashion Police, running the day after events rather than airing live from the red carpet. Joan is joined by co-hosts Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and fashion expert George Kotsiopoulos as they look at the latest hits and misses from the red carpet to the runway.
Author of ten books, she wrote the New York Times bestsellers Enter Talking and Still Talking. Don't Count the Candles, Men are Stupid... and They Like Big Boobs: A Woman's Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery, Murder at the Academy Awards: A Red Carpet Mystery and her most recent bestseller I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me.
Joan Rivers embodies class, confidence and chutzpah in all the right proportions, and her accomplishments are amazing. Don't miss your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become inspired by a true legend as Joan Rivers delivers the Ultimate Women's Expo Keynote Address on Saturday at 1PM.