She sounds like Rita Cosby now!
Her voice was always horrible, but it's excruciating to listen to now. When I heard her, I thought someone was doing a bad impersonation, but no, it was her.
Does she have lung cancer or something?
You should stop listening to her then, OP.
You mean as opposed to her ealrier dulcet-toned days?
"WHOuyya wearin? WHOuyya wearin? Yalook GAWjuss! Yalook GAWjuss!"
For somebody who did work in the theater early in her career, it's hard to believe she never learned to project from the diaphragm. In the early-'80s, when the wear and tear on her voice became evident, she blamed it on the dry Vegas heat, calling it "Vegas throat." She should have visited a speech pathologist, once or twice. Instead, she keeps going to plastic surgeons because "this business is terrible, you have to look young."
Dottie Herman, president of the Prudential Douglas Elliman sounds like she won "The Joan Rivers Soundalike" contest. Hosts a Saturday morning real estate show on WOR-710.
I agree with you, OP - her voice seems much more hoarse lately. I especially noticed it on the last episode of Fashion Police. And I thought the same thing ... is she a smoker?
Too much cock in her mouth, not enough saliva.
What do you mean what happened? She's 104 years old.
She fried out her vocal chords by projecting from her throat. You can't scream like a harpie for 50 years without that happening.
So funny that you ask that.
I heard her last night and wondered the same thing.
She sounds so gravel voiced, she makes Brenda Vaccaro sounds like Julie Andrews in My Fair Lady.
She said in her intro this week on fashion police that she has a cold, and to bear with her. Seriously, that's what's up with her voice.
OMG Joan is OFF HER ROCKER on qvc RIGHT NOW. She is talking about her "puss" and cussing. the hosts are mortified. is she on flu meds? new level of joan!! Deserves it's own thread.
now she's going on about all the girls in her office getting the period at the same time. she is on some kathy griffin on new years shit here.
anybody watching this? ok, her craziness is now
rubbing off on the hosts. am I the only one who can't change the channel? I am mesmerized.
You cannot make your nose that small and still speak with any resonance or nuance.
Important singers will rarely submit their nose to surgery.
Yeah, she has yelled for a long time, but her horrible sound increased with each nose job. Three at least.
Nose jobs are for huge honkers with lots of excess bone or trauma victims, but of course that is not the way it is often practiced. Like an old school facelift, one operation is enough, but can also be a mistake.
A performer takes great risk with a rhinoplasty. It is the cosmetic surgery that requires the most "revision." Most always there are complications in breathing and sound, and dissatisfaction with the way it looks. Many repeat customers.
Joan has the nose of a burn victim or face transplant. She squacks only from her throat.
She is not likely to croak for a long time, permanently. Yet she must croak all day. Can we talk ?
R12 Does she even remember what a period is?
OP: I think you just lost your membership in the Joan Rangers. Turn in your badge and official secret decoder ring.
You think it might be because she's about 90?
R11 Wow, I'm surprised they didn't throw her off.
[quote] You cannot make your nose that small and still speak with any resonance or nuance.
I beg to differ.
Dottie Herman, president of New York's Prudential Douglas Elliman realty firm must've won the "Joan Rivers Soundalike Contest." She's on WOR-710 Saturdays 10:00-Noon.
JOAN WILL BE 80 THIS YEAR. She's old! Your voice deteriorates as you age just like everything else does. All of her nose jobs were done a long time ago and didn't make any difference. Btw lots of singers/actors had nose jobs -- Diahann Carroll, Lena Horne, Anthony Newley for example.
I don't see anything wrong with Joan's voice.
[quote] Btw lots of singers/actors had nose jobs -- Diahann Carroll, Lena Horne, Anthony Newley for example.
I love your choices, Fran.
Joan Rivers will be 80 years old and she has had so much skin removed that there is less of her here than was discarded.
Because she has been physically condensed, what is left is rougher in texture. That goes for her voice.
But if someone could come up with a vocal cord peel and tightening, I'm sure she'd elect.
I just read an article in InTouch Weekly that Joan has her voice digitally altered to sound even more like Dottie Herman, president of New York's Prudential Douglas Elliman. (She's on WOR-710 Saturdays 10:00-Noon!!!)
Joan roasts her roasters (including the famous slap).
Joan Rivers is such an insufferable cunt! I remember trying to listen to her old WOR radio show that lasted for five years and thinking about jumping off a bridge! Her voice back in that period 97-2002 was beyond annoying,now it's become intolerable.
OP, funny how Rita Cosby is now on WOR and Dottie Herman was mentioned twice and she's on WOR as well...
Rita Cosby is a real person? I assumed it was a reference to one of the grandmothers on The Cosby Show.
Bump, just so more people can see Joan's Roast video.
The Rivers Roast was a letdown
Love Joan Rivers, but...it seems that Joan has been speaking from her throat and not her diaphram for all of her life. It's taken its toll on her vocal chords.
Joan's voice is horribly hoarse--and it's not totally from flu medicine. It might be a bit worse at the moment, but she always sounds scratchy and hoarse. And it's getting worse.
The Roast was still worth watching to see a legend like Joan slap that unfunny, screeching vulture Kathy Griffin (even though it was planned), R29.
It's like Joan said, "Kathy Griffin, my dear, you are a thief: you stole my act, you stole my gays and you stole the face of the Burger King! I am not happy about it!"
When I was flipping through the channels yesterday, Joan was on QVC and her voice sounded completely shot! It sounded SO hoarse (worse than usual) and it sounded like she could barely get a sound out of her throat.
I guess all that screaming over 80 years has taken it's toll.
She screams at Melissa too much to read her lines more naturally.
[quote]Is she a smoker?
Supposedly she used to but quit back in the '60s.
Gilbert Gottfried killed at the roast of Joan Rivers. I'm linking to a you tube upload of what he did because it is just that funny. It is NSFW at all.
With Joan's voice I think it is her past history with smoking, playing in smoke filled clubs, and her screaming on stage- which has just finally tired out her voice. It is somewhat natural since all ladies voices age in some way. The thing will be if she can obtain assistance from a vocal coach and learn how to deal with it. I would guess she will.