“And I said, ‘Are you kidding me? Everyone will know who you are. And it will be the highlight of the show’.
“And sure enough, as I’m MC-ing the second half she appeared through the curtain in her white nurses uniform and 70s nurses cap, no words spoken, and brought the house down.
Later in the green room she was still in shock of the response. ‘Well, I never!'”
Tributes have started pouring in for Joan, as fans and friends remember her amazing legacy.
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