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Joan Rivers' "False Starts"

  • Aired: 01/08/2009
  • 01:26
  • Rating: NR
“I had a lot of false starts,” says comedian Joan Rivers in this interview outtake. Beginning her storied career in a period when female performers were given rigid expectations, Rivers describes the difficulties she often encountered. “When I started it was a very difficult thing for a woman to be fairly good looking and funny, it just was not accepted,” Rivers explains.
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