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luv
08-20-2012, 01:19 PM
http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/20/phyllis-diller-dead/

Comedian Phyllis Diller -- who paved the way for today's female comics -- has died, TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Diller tell us the comedian died at her L.A. home, surrounded by family. She was 95.

We're told Diller had recently fallen, hurting her wrist and hip, and her health had been on the decline ever since. She had been living in hospice care at her home.

Diller suffered a heart attack in 1999 and was later fitted with a pacemaker.

Phyllis began her career all the way back in 1952 -- and rose to fame with her TV specials alongside Bob Hope in the 1960s.

Later that decade, Phyllis starred in her own show called "The Phyllis Diller Show" ... as well as a variety show called "The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show." She was also a regular on "Laugh In."

She also posed for Playboy -- but the pics were never published.

Diller remained spunky to the very end, famously appearing in the 2005 movie "The Aristocrats," telling an x-rated joke ... better than comics half her age.

Joan Rivers recently appeared on "Watch What Happens Live" and said, Diller "broke the way for every woman comedian.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/20/phyllis-diller-dead/#ixzz247ElaW4p

ChiTown
08-20-2012, 01:20 PM
http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/20/phyllis-diller-dead/

Comedian Phyllis Diller -- who paved the way for today's female comics -- has died, TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Diller tell us the comedian died at her L.A. home, surrounded by family. She was 95.

We're told Diller had recently fallen, hurting her wrist and hip, and her health had been on the decline ever since. She had been living in hospice care at her home.

Diller suffered a heart attack in 1999 and was later fitted with a pacemaker.

Phyllis began her career all the way back in 1952 -- and rose to fame with her TV specials alongside Bob Hope in the 1960s.

Later that decade, Phyllis starred in her own show called "The Phyllis Diller Show" ... as well as a variety show called "The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show." She was also a regular on "Laugh In."

She also posed for Playboy -- but the pics were never published.

Diller remained spunky to the very end, famously appearing in the 2005 movie "The Aristocrats," telling an x-rated joke ... better than comics half her age.

Joan Rivers recently appeared on "Watch What Happens Live" and said, Diller "broke the way for every woman comedian.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/20/phyllis-diller-dead/#ixzz247ElaW4p

and, there's your third.

Gadzooks
08-20-2012, 01:21 PM
RIP. A funny broad is hard to find.

Mr. Laz
08-20-2012, 01:21 PM
and, there's your third.
It is just freaky how it happens

Mr. Laz
08-20-2012, 01:21 PM
R.I.P

Dartgod
08-20-2012, 01:22 PM
RIP

TrebMaxx
08-20-2012, 01:22 PM
RIP

ChiTown
08-20-2012, 01:23 PM
R.I.P

Yeah, I should have added that originally. Her humor spanned all ages. As Gadzooks says, truly a funny broad

Frazod
08-20-2012, 01:24 PM
She was great. RIP

gblowfish
08-20-2012, 01:25 PM
Great early stand up, and a role model for female comics. She was a really good writer too. Here she is on Ed Sullivan in the 1960's, talking about her husband "Fang" watching football:

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KC Tattoo
08-20-2012, 01:28 PM
The Beastie Boys got more rhymes than..

Ace Gunner
08-20-2012, 01:58 PM
"Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?"


RIP

BoneKrusher
08-20-2012, 02:00 PM
RIP

sedated
08-20-2012, 02:06 PM
She also posed for Playboy -- but the pics were never published.

Want.

stevieray
08-20-2012, 02:11 PM
and, there's your third.


:hmmm:

one was suicide...does that count?

RIP PD..you were hilarious!!!

fan4ever
08-20-2012, 02:32 PM
And a class act; she toured with Bob Hope to entertain the troups a number of times.

SNR
08-20-2012, 02:36 PM
Can we still reference her when making fun of Philip Rivers or will it be too soon?

Count Zarth
08-20-2012, 02:38 PM
And yet Cassel...