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Phyllis Diller Overview:

Legendary actress, Phyllis Diller, was born Phyllis Ada Driver on Jul 17, 1917 in Lima, OH. Diller died at the age of 95 on Aug 20, 2012 in Brentwood, CA .

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. Diller was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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In Memoriam: (1917-2012)

By Will McKinley on Aug 20, 2012 From Cinematically Insane

was a pioneer in the art of stand-up comedy. Beginning on radio in the early 1950s and moving to clubs mid-decade, Diller played rooms that had literally never featured a female unless she was taking off her clothes. Diller’s act was riddled with self-deprecation, but the sheer ... Read full article


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Phyllis Diller Quotes:

Golda: You know, there's something sick about being so honest.
Henry Dimsdale: You think I'm happy about it? But I gotta think about the kids. I got to set an example for 'em to follow.
Golda: Some example! They'll grow up and try to become idiots.


Police Sgt. Jasper Lynch: Boy! This guy is tough and slippery!
Golda: But is he REALLY happy?


[When Junior discovers Camilla and Herman's plan to steal the Fountain of Youth, the bad guys grab her and tie her to a huge machine in the basement]
Camille: She knows too much, Herman. She must be destroyed!
Herman: We'll annihilate the entire building!
Camille: Get a bomb. A big bomb!
Herman: When I turn this knob, her fate will be sealed and our secret will be safe forever.
Camille: That knob? That's the air conditioning.


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Phyllis Diller Facts
She describes her comedy as "tragedy revisited."

A once highly serious student of the piano, she owns a custom-made harpsichord which she prizes.

Was a participant in many of Dean Martin's "Celebrity Roasts".

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