Joan Rivers says that she would like a "77th facelift" for her 77th birthday. The brash comedian stars in a new documentary about her career in comedy. Seth Keal/IFC Films hide caption

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Sarah Silverman won an Emmy in 2008 for her video I'm F******* Matt Damon, which appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show. Steve Agee hide caption

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George Guarch greets children at the Miami airport in the early 1960s. His daughter, Lynn, says George would carry the youngest children off the planes. Lynn Guarch Pardo hide caption

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When James Murphy was 22, he was offered a writing job on the sitcom Seinfeld but turned it down to focus on his musical career. Ruvan Wijesooriya hide caption

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Jay-Z tells Terry Gross one of his earliest rhymes, which he wrote when he was just 9: 'I'm the king of hip-hop / Renewed like the Reebok / The key in the lock / Words so provocative/ As long as I live." The hip-hop artist says that when he looks back on that rhyme now, he thinks, "Wow, that was pretty prophetic." Jay Mohegan via Random House hide caption

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Sondheim, shown here in 1974, won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Sunday in the Park with George. He has also received eight Tony Awards, eight Grammy awards and a Kennedy Center Honor. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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In July 2009, Time magazine held an online poll asking who America's most trusted newscaster was; Jon Stewart won with 44 percent of the vote. Comedy Central hide caption

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Comedian Aziz Ansari won the Jury Award for "Best Standup" in 2006 at HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. Andrew H. Walker/Getty hide caption

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Futurama's clueless starship commander Zapp Brannigan is just one of the many cartoon characters voiced by Billy West over the years. Matt Groening/Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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Marcella and Victor Hazan in the kitchen of their home in Longboat Key, Fla. Laura Krantz/NPR hide caption

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Long View: Marcella Hazan Brings Italy To America

Marcella Hazan is credited with introducing Americans to true Italian cooking. But she began her career teaching science — and didn't have much of an interest in food.

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Keith Richards is ranked 10th on  Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Deborah Feingold hide caption

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