Joan Rivers, Fashion Critic & Comedian Dies at 81
. Joan Rivers, the raspy loudmouth who pounced on America’s obsessions with flab, face-lifts, body hair and other blemishes of neurotic life, including her own, in five decades of caustic comedy that propelled her from nightclubs to television to international stardom, died today Thursday 4 September in Manhattan. She was 81. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers,…