Joan Rivers: A Life in Pictures

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Joan Rivers lived a truly extraordinary life.

Legendary comedian Joan Rivers, known for her acerbic wit, boundless energy, and tenacious work ethic, has passed away at the age of 81. Rivers was a trailblazing performer and writer who redefined Hollywood and society's expectations for women.

Not only was she a gifted comedian known for pushing the boundaries of socially accepted humor, Rivers stole the spotlight with her acting abilities, wrote hugely successful books, starred in multiple television shows, and became one of the most outspoken and sought after critics in the fashion world.

In honor of the woman who paved the way for outspoken women to shine in in Hollywood, let's take a look back at Joan Rivers through the years.