DEE DEE HANSON AS JOAN RIVERS
Impressionist, comedienne, singer, actress, all describe America’s most incredible Joan Rivers impersonator, the multi-talented Dee Dee Hanson.
Dee Dee has been professionally performing since 1989. Her versatility and ability to engage her audience in comic repartee’ have been instrumental in the dramatic growth of her career and resulted in bookings throughout the U.S., and more and more requests for an encore performance.
Dee Dee’s enchantment with the limelight was apparent at an early age. Her father, a former New Englander who is an Al Jolson sound-alike, and her mother, an effervescent Peruvian, encouraged music and dance, believing they were important ingredients for a happy life.
Marriage to Jack in 1984 brought much personal happiness. Dee Dee believes Jack’s continuing support and encouragement have played a key role in her life, and he has been a pillar of strength in her quest for stardom.
The “Joan Rivers” characterization came about as a result of a suggestion by a perceptive agent who noted a natural visual and vocal similarity to “the real” Joan. It certainly was a natural fit. Dee Dee’s first appearance at a corporate event as “Joan” was a standout! She knew she’d found her niche upon her arrival. Attendees’ milled a bout, watching, asking, “What is Joan Rivers doing here?” They crowded around, asking for her autograph. It was a message and truly a glorious beginning.
When asked “What do you feel is one of your greatest accomplishments” Dee Dee is quick to respond.. “When I performed as ‘Joan’ in front of the real Joan Rivers on national television and received compliments from Joan herself.”