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Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at the age of 95
« on: August 20, 2012, 03:29:58 PM »
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Actress and comedian Phyllis Diller has died at the age of 95 on Monday, the family tells Eyewitness News.

The family said she died peacefully in her sleep.

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http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/entertainment&id=8780251


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Re: Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at the age of 95
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2012, 03:39:14 PM »

Phyllis Diller in Los Angeles in 2011.


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Re: Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at the age of 95
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2012, 03:48:47 PM »
She was a funny lady - one of the best!    RIP
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Re: Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at the age of 95
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2012, 04:00:35 PM »
She certainly was the pride of Webster Groves, I learned during my years in St. Louis. Very funny, groundbreaking entertainer.
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Re: Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at the age of 95
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2012, 04:19:00 PM »
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Re: Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at the age of 95
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2012, 07:14:52 PM »
RIP.  She was a very funny lady.
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Re: Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at the age of 95
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2012, 07:28:18 PM »
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Re: Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at the age of 95
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2012, 07:51:43 PM »
She was a funny lady - one of the best!    RIP
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Re: Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at the age of 95
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2012, 07:59:26 PM »
Thanks for all the laughs Phyllis....I am sure you are putting on one hell of a show in heaven...

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Re: Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at the age of 95
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2012, 08:42:30 PM »
95 years... one heck of a run for any woman.

Imagine, a funny woman who can keep it clean. Yet Phyllis not only succeeded in that, she thrived. I consider her a great inspiration-- I only wish a lot of modern stand-up comics could learn the same. Of course, her appearance and age lent herself well to self-deprecation... and she worked it for every inch. Today, every comedienne wants to be a sex kitten.

Phyllis was still working up until a couple years ago. How long will a lot of these sex-kitten comediennes last?

Rest in peace, Phyllis.

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Re: Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at the age of 95
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2012, 09:30:38 PM »
I loved the clips on Fox earlier. She was a hoot!


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Re: Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at the age of 95
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2012, 09:38:26 PM »
Maybe it's just my younger age, but I never cared for her.  However, she had a career like few others.

In an episode of JAG, "Ghosts of Christmas Past," which is set on the U.S.S. Ticonderoga during the Vietnam War,  Karri Turner plays Phyllis Diller.  She said it was one of her favorite episodes since she got to act crazy and play someone so famous and popular.  I wish I could find a video of it because it is a riot.
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Re: Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at the age of 95
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2012, 10:24:37 PM »
Maybe it's just my younger age, but I never cared for her.  However, she had a career like few others.

In an episode of JAG, "Ghosts of Christmas Past," which is set on the U.S.S. Ticonderoga during the Vietnam War,  Karri Turner plays Phyllis Diller.  She said it was one of her favorite episodes since she got to act crazy and play someone so famous and popular.  I wish I could find a video of it because it is a riot.

She could always be counted on to join Bob Hope in entertaining the troops...... and I remember her being a frequent guest on Johnny Carson.

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Re: Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at the age of 95
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2012, 10:28:10 PM »
Maybe it's just my younger age, but I never cared for her.  However, she had a career like few others.


Nor did I. 

I only remember her being a comedic guest on Dean Martin Show, or Bob Hope, Joey Bishop.

She did have a unique laugh though.

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Re: Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at the age of 95
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2012, 10:32:38 PM »
She could always be counted on to join Bob Hope in entertaining the troops...... and I remember her being a frequent guest on Johnny Carson.

She was funny then..I remember those shows well.....

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Re: Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at the age of 95
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2012, 10:35:09 PM »
She was funny then..I remember those shows well.....

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Re: Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at the age of 95
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2012, 11:08:42 PM »
She had some great times on the Carson show, funny lady, she had her own shtick and she worked it well. RIP to a good memory from my youth and to a fine lady.
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Re: Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at the age of 95
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2012, 11:29:22 PM »
She had some great times on the Carson show, funny lady, she had her own shtick and she worked it well. RIP to a good memory from my youth and to a fine lady.

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Re: Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at the age of 95
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2012, 11:30:57 PM »
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Re: Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at the age of 95
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