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Kathy Griffin pays tribute to Joan Rivers in new documentary

Kathy Griffin pays tribute to Joan Rivers in new documentary

Kathy Griffin recalled being inspired by the late comedian Joan Rivers while growing up in the Chicago area.

Griffin, who was raised in Forest Park and Oak Park, pays tribute to Rivers in "Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing," a documentary set to premiere 9 p.m. Friday on New York public television station Thirteen.

"So no matter what she did, she had that fire in her eye. And that's what you would see in the male stars as well, but it was a little bit unique to see it in a female star. She had the same kind of drive that the boys had," said Griffin, 55....

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