Barbara Walters spoke with ABC News on Friday about her longtime friend Joan Rivers, remembering Joan’s greatest moments and how “classy and elegant” she was in real life.
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Walters’ fellow “View” co-host Rosie O’Donnell also posted an Instagram pic of Joan, writing, “At opening night of A CHORUS LINE - 2006 - she as usual made fun of my "lesbian challenged black tie" - xxxx ❤️❤️❤️ - thank u Joanie !!”
In other tributes, more than 8,000 people signed a Change.org petition to declare September 4 “National Joan Rivers Day.”
Initiated by publicist Richard Harlow, he said wanted to “give Joan the recognition she deserves,” as “she brought laughter to the world for over 50 years with creative and daring statements that pushed the cultural boundaries of our time, opening the doors and minds of millions.”
Hampton Sheet magazine also remembers Joan by sharing a great interview she gave to them in 2003... read it here!
"Extra" also caught up with a number of Hollywood stars to remember the comedy legend, including actress Allison Janney, talk show hosts Kelly Ripa, and Larry King, and comedians George Lopez, Howie Mandel, and Tim Allen.