Matt Mullen is a writer in New York specializing in culture.
After her shoe slipped off, the pop star decided to go with the flow and roll around on the ground at the 1984 VMAs.
At the peak of her fame, the fearless comedienne suffered a series of personal and professional losses. She didn’t let them stop her.
The two redhead comedy icons met in 1959 — and stayed friends for 30 years.