I only met Joan Rivers once after her performance in the play “A Work In Progress” at the Geffen Theatre. She wrote and starred in it, and it struck a chord in me as it was the story of what’s it like to be a woman working in Hollywood. Her words took my breath away as I realized I was not alone when it came to dealing with the slings and arrows of power players. She used humor to make a point and made me aware that if I laughed at my so called problems they would diminish in time. Hollywood was a game changer for me, and looking back on my career it was a woman like Joan who made it easier for me to laugh at my own fears, foibles and frustrations because she had them too. Memories are wonderful, aren’t they? Rest in Peace Joan we won’t forget you and your incredible contributions to women in the industry.