View Full Version : Phyllis Diller, outlandish comedian, dies at 95

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.


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