Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Phyllis Diller Has Died


Phyllis Diller, the pioneering comedian whose jokes about her looks and whose crazy laugh was identifiable to millions, died Monday in Los Angeles. She was 95.

31 comments:

astrogirl said...

She was a grand dame with a wicked sense of humour RIP

FSP said...

RIP Ms. Diller

JJ said...

She was an incredible talent. I'm happy she lived a long and happy life.

Thanks Ms. Diller for many years of fun.

libby said...

Sad. She was a trailblazer. Even the great Joan Rivers can trace her success to Ms. Diller kicking open the door for her.

I loved her honesty and self-deprecating humor. In the 70's you couldn't get away from Phyllis Diller on television---she was so loved by her peers and the public.
RIP, lady. I hope she is buried with her wig collection---she wouldn't be Phyllis without them!

Patty said...

:(

Amber said...

My first vivid memory of Phyllis is as The White Queen from Alice Through the Looking Glass. It's how I always have, and always will picture her. Great lady.

anongkhla said...

Yep, agree about her being everywhere in the seventies. I think as soon as I was able to process what was going on on the tv screen, I knew who she was. She was always fun to watch and will be impossible to forget.

libby said...

anongkhla---can't you just hear her infamous LAUGH just looking at this pic? Good memories.

MISCH said...

She was wonderful...95 thats a good run. RIP funny lady..

crila16 said...

RIP Phyllis Diller. You are a legend.

anongkhla said...

Libby, I definitely can!

Tuxedo Cat said...

I always thought she was so beautiful.

Agent**It said...

Actor Dylan McDermott via Twitter: “One time (Diller) came over with a 70-year-old guy. Told me she was ‘robbing the cradle.’” RIP:)

Agent**It said...

“I was the world’s ugliest baby. When I was born, the doctor slapped everybody.”

auntliddy said...

Great lady, super talented. She even cracked up my husband, and hes a hard sell! Rest in peace.

SusanB said...

@agent*it - I never heard that one! She was so funny!

mesewprettyoneday said...

Loved her.

__-__=__ said...

What a great pic of her! Thanks Enty!! She was truly one of the great ones and will be missed. Hope Fang is well provided for! Loved her style, like nobody else in her time. That looks like a pheasant-chicken. RIP Phyllis.

Maja. With a J. said...

"Happiness is a habit - cultivate it!"

"The best contraceptive for old people is nudity".

Rest in Peace, Madame!

car54 said...

She did a small appearance on Rosanne's reality show --went out with Rosanne and Sandra Bernhardt I think--she was still pretty sharp for 95 and you could tell she got a big kick out of having a night out with the girls and still being funny.

figgy said...

I can only be happy seeing such a long, successful and happy life. Well done, Phyllis!

NPR had an interesting piece on her this morning: she had a wastrel husband, and started stand-up at 37 cuz she needed the money for her 5 kids! Amazing.

Sherry said...

I remember seeing her on tv when I was a kid and she seemed old then!

I was always fascinated by the outfits she used to wear when doing stand up. The hair, the shoes, the long cigarette holder.

dia papaya said...

RIP funny lady. A true visionary and trailblazer. Thanks for all your hard work! You made it easier for the rest of us to be strong women in a male dominated world.

smashbash said...

So so sad. She was Hilarious. I Gasped when I read the headline. :(

nettalovesrobin said...

Godbless! RIP!

Del Riser said...

We saw her farewell show in 2002, she was 85 then, and still hilarious!

A fabulous concert pianist as well.
RIP Ms. Diller.

AmericanScrewball said...

This is very sad news. As a future comedienne, I REALLY wanted to meet her. Alas, maybe one day. She was hysterical.

Sunny said...

Did anyone watch the Family Film Festival on Sundays hosted by Tom Hatten? Oh I used to love those movies, and my favorite (besides the Ghost and Mr. Chicken of course) was Boy, Did I Get the Wrong Number. Such a funny movie, and Ms. Diller was a RIOT in it. RIP to a seriously funny broad :)

Agent**It said...

@DelRiser, I completely forgot about her piano talent, and her art.

CarolMR said...

RIP, Phyllis.

1Jazzimom said...

RIP Ms. Diller!