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Joan Rivers had a rocky history with 'The Tonight Show'
Joan Rivers had a rocky history with 'The Tonight Show'

A lot of famous people, comedians especially, have been said to be favorite guests of Johnny Carson when he reigned over late night on "The Tonight Show." But Joan Rivers was so beloved that she was asked to be guest host and could have taken over the whole enterprise. But then she had a dramatic falling out with Carson in 1986 and never returned to the show until new host Jimmy Fallon invited her back earlier this year. Rivers, who died Thursday at 81, credited Carson as her mentor in show business. And it was her 1965 appearance on "The Tonight Show" that shot her fledgling stand-up career to star status. Here is a very early interview between Rivers and Carson from...

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