Posted by Allan Ellenberger on Aug 20th, 2012
Phyllis Diller, outlandish comedian, dies at 95
Phyllis Diller, famed for her self-deprecating jokes, wild wardrobe and overstated laugh, made her comedy club debut at 37 and enjoyed a long career in clubs, movies and TV.
By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
August 20, 2012
Phyllis Diller, the zany housewife-turned-stand-up comic with the electrified hairdo, outlandish wardrobe and a barrage of self-deprecating jokes punctuated by her trademark laugh, has died. She was 95.