Bil Browning

Phyllis Diller Dies at 95

Filed By Bil Browning | August 20, 2012 6:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Living
Tags: celebrity deaths, obituary, Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller has died at home at age 95. She's the first female comedian I can remember - and I phyllis-diller.jpegloved her.

Diller, whose comedic trademarks included her wild hairstyle, jokes about her own age and signature laugh, rose to prominence as a co-star on numerous Bob Hope television specials and films; Diller also toured Vietnam with Hope, entertaining troops at the height of the Vietnam war.

Diller also starred in two short-lived television shows, the sitcom "The Pruitts of Southampton" (later renamed "The Phyllis Diller Show"), which ran on ABC from 1966-1967, and the NBC variety offering "The Beautiful Phyllis Diller," which aired in 1968. In later years she would guest-star on "7th Heaven" and "Boston Legal," and performed stand-up on "The Tonight Show" as recently as 2007.

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