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scumonkey
August 20th, 2012, 06:59 PM
Phyllis Diller, famed for her self-deprecating jokes, wild wardrobe and overstated laugh, made her comedy club debut at 37 and enjoyed a long career in clubs, movies and TV.
Phyllis Diller (http://www.latimes.com/topic/entertainment/phyllis-diller-PECLB00000011123.topic), the zany housewife-turned-stand-up comic with the electrified hairdo, outlandish wardrobe and a barrage of self-deprecating jokes punctuated by her trademark laugh, has died. She was 95.
Diller, whose career in comedy (http://www.latimes.com/topic/arts-culture/genres/comedy-%28genre%29-010000000943.topic) clubs spanned nearly 50 years, died in her sleep Monday at her longtime home in Brentwood, said her agent, Fred Wostbrock.
As a professional comedian, Diller was a late bloomer: The Ohio native was an Alameda, Calif., mother of five when she made her nightclub debut at the Purple Onion in San Francisco in 1955 at age 37.


http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-phyllis-diller-20120821,0,4800295.story

mariab
August 20th, 2012, 09:58 PM
She loved life & loved to laugh I'll definitely give her that. Hats off to a funny lady.