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Rivers has spoken of her primary Tonight Show life as having been Johnny Carson's daughter, a reference to his longtime mentoring of her and, during the 1980s, establishing her as his regular guest host by August 1983.
In the same period, she released a best-selling comedy album on Geffen Records, What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most?
The album reached No. 22 on the U. S. Billboard 200 and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.