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Old 08-20-2012, 09:07 PM
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Phyllis Diller, the housewife turned comedienne who aimed some of her sharpest barbs at herself, punctuating her jokes with her trademark cackle, died Monday morning in her Los Angeles home at age 95.

"She died peacefully in her sleep and with a smile on her face," her longtime manager, Milton Suchin, told The Associated Press.

Diller, who suffered a near-fatal heart attack in 1999, was found by her son, Perry Diller. The cause of her death has not been released.

She was a staple of nightclubs and television from the 1950s -- when female comics were rare indeed -- until her retirement in 2002. Diller built her stand-up act around the persona of the corner-cutting housewife ("I bury a lot of my ironing in the back yard") with bizarre looks, a wardrobe to match (by "Omar of Omaha") and a husband named "Fang."

Wrote Time magazine in 1961: "Onstage comes something that, by its own description, looks like a sackful of doorknobs. With hair dyed by Alcoa, pipe-cleaner limbs and knees just missing one another when the feet are wide apart, this is not Princess Volupine. It is Phyllis Diller, the poor man's Auntie Mame, only successful female among the New Wave comedians and one of the few women funny and tough enough to belt out a 'standup' act of one-line gags."

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I loved watching her on the Johnny Carson show, the only late night show that was great.

RIP Phyllis you'll be missed.
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That old bird lived a long life......

She was marvelous.......


I remember her on those Bob Hope specials.......

She was a tough woman to exist as a comic in those days......


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So few really clever comics left, the ones that could make you see the absurdity in ordinary things, times and people.
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Did they save the baby?...
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Did they save the baby?...
I have resisted, by massive force of will, the overpowering urge to say something about how you dodged the paternity bullet.
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RIP.

And with all the plastic surgery she had, at least we know she will be well-preserved.
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