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Phyllis Diller

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Biography

Diller on February 25, 2007

Source: Wikipedia

Phyllis Ada Driver (July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012), better known as Phyllis Diller, was an American stand-up comedian, actress, singer, dancer, and voice artist, best known for her eccentric stage persona, her self-deprecating humor, her wild hair and clothes, and her exaggerated, cackling laugh.

Fact file

  • Born: Phyllis Ada Driver July 17, 1917 Lima, Ohio, U.S.
  • Died: August 20, 2012 (aged 95) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Natural causes
  • Alma mater: Bluffton College
  • Occupation: Stand-up comedian, actress, voice artist
  • Years active: 1949–2012
  • Known for: The Pruitts of Southampton A Bug's Life The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Robot Chicken
  • Spouse(s): Sherwood Anderson Diller (m. 1939–65) Warde Donovan (Tatum) (m. 1965–75)
  • Partner(s): Robert P. Hastings (c.1985–96; his death)
  • Children: 6

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Remembering Phyllis Diller (and 52,569 of her jokes) at the Smithsonian
LA Times Entertainme, 2017-05-12 15:00:00
Phyllis Diller is at the Smithsonian. No, that is not a joke. Earlier this year, in conjunction with Women’s History Month, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History solicited volunteers to help transcribe the late stand-up comedian’s voluminous joke file, which had been donated to...

Comedy club seeks funds for Phyllis Diller exhibit in Ohio
Yahoo Entertainment, 2015-07-12 22:59:15
LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A comedy club is trying to raise money to honor comedian Phyllis Diller with a museum exhibit in her northwest Ohio hometown.

Agent Jim Murray Dies at 85
Hollywood Reporter, 2013-01-03 01:58:46
He was a big part of the Las Vegas scene in the 1970s and ’80s and represented such acts as Tony Bennett, George Burns, Phyllis Diller, Jerry Lewis and Joan Rivers.read more

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