Joan Rivers Wins Spoken-Word Grammy Five Months After Death

Joan Rivers picked up a Grammy Award five months after her death from complications from routine surgery. The award, for best spoken-word album, was for her narration of her memoir Diary of a Mad Diva. It is her first Grammy win.

Rivers was matched up in the category with some big names, including actor/director James Franco, director John Waters, former President Jimmy Carter, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and singer Gloria Gaynor. Rivers was nominated in 1984 for a Grammy in comedy for What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most? 


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