Phyllis Diller, who kicked down the door for a generation of women comedians by creating one of America’s first desperate housewives, died yesterday at her Los Angeles home. She was 95.
She had been living at home in hospice care. She had a heart attack in 1999 and TMZ reports she recently suffered a serious fall.
Diller made her reputation as a standup comedienne who costarred in 23 TV specials with Bob Hope and later had her own ABC show.
Joan Rivers, among others, has noted she did this at a time when the comedy field, unlike today, was male-dominated.
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Truely,the best female comic that we ever seen. Phyllis Diller was a great talent who didn’t need foul language to be funny. She paved the way for other women to become comedians. She was an ordinary housewife that did amazing things.
A talent like her’s we will never see again. The comics we see now, use foul language to try to be funny. She used everyday life to make us laugh.
Phyllis is now making the angels laugh!
We’ll miss you, Phyllis.