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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:

[Uttering a line harkening back to Phyllis and Bob's previous movie together]
Golda: Boy, have YOU got a wrong number.


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


Nurse Nellie Krause: Hey! Be careful! You want to muss my hair?


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Phyllis Diller Facts
Studied at Chicago's Sherwood Music Conservatory for three years before eloping with Sherwood Anderson Diller in 1939.

Received her first national exposure as a contestant on the Groucho Marx show "You Bet Your Life" (1950). She appeared on 30 January 1958 (Season 7, Episode 19).

Had 10-year affair with "the love of my life", lawyer Robert Hastings before his death on May 23, 1996.

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