15 Iconic Hollywood Actors You Didn’t Know Mentored Your Favorite Stars
Joan Rivers and Margaret Cho
If we were being totally honest, Joan Rivers would probably be on this list quite a few times. She was the inspiration for an entire generation of female comedians who admired her brash style and her ability to be just as funny as any man in the room. For the sake of this list, we’ll single out Margaret Cho, who has often cited Joan as an inspiration.
After meeting, the two became very close until Joan’s death. “I wanted her strength,” Margaret told The Globe and Mail. “Her bravery. Her comedic chops. Her fast wit. Her tireless work ethic. Her incredible drive. Her wealth. Her vision – I mean, her funeral was so beautiful.”