Legendary Comedian Phyllis Diller Dies at Age 95, Heaven Just Got a Little More Funny … Rest in Peace
Comedian Phyllis Diller, who paved the way for today’s female comics, died this morning in her sleep at her LA home at the age of 95 surrounded by her family.Her career bean in the 1950′s, but Diller’s fame grew when she co-starred with Bob Hope in 23 television specials and three films in the 1960s. Phyllis Diller was a trend setter and pioneer in the industry; however, she was best known for her off the wall whit and self-deprecating humor was a thing of humerus beauty. Watch the video below and tell me she does not sound like a female Rodney Dangerfield. She was an original and funny as hell. Phyllis Diller – Rest in Peace.
Phyllis Diller on The Ed Sullivan Show
DILLER, VIA “THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW” CIRCA 1969: “Would you believe that I once entered a beauty contest? I must have been out of my mind. I not only came last, but I got 361 get well cards.” (Newsy)
She was a self-described “cartoon,” a zany housewife-turned-comedian with an electrified hairdo who broke into the male-dominated world of stand-up comedy in the 1950s with an outlandish wardrobe and a barrage of self-deprecating jokes punctuated by her trademark guffaw.
“I spent seven hours today at the beauty parlor; hell, that was just for the estimate,” Phyllis Diller would say on stage, firing off one joke after another. “I’m in the 14th year of a 10-day beauty plan.”
Diller, whose stand-up career spanned nearly 50 years, died in her sleep Monday at her longtime home in Brentwood, said her agent, Fred Wostbrock. She was 95.