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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:

Henry Dimsdale: [to himself] All I have to do now is figure out what I have to do now.
Golda: [butting in] Get out of town.
Henry Dimsdale: Hey, how do you know what happened?
Golda: I've got wall-to-wall ears.


[Henry answers the front door while holding his engagement ring for Ellie]
Golda: Oh, Henry, you shouldn't have!
Henry Dimsdale: I didn't.
Golda: I know, but I love to watch a coward squirm.


The Monster's Mate: I don't know how he got his invitation. He has an unlisted tomb. Ha ha ha ha.


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She describes her comedy as "tragedy revisited."

As of 2000, had appeared as a piano soloist with 100 symphony orchestras across the United States, including performances in Dallas, Denver, Annapolis, Houston, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Cincinnati.

Before Joan Rivers made it as a stand-up comic, she wrote jokes for Phyllis Diller.

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