Skip to comments.Phyllis Diller - Dead at 95
Posted on 08/20/2012 12:09:06 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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.
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RIP...I honestly thought she died about 20 years ago.
This was last week.
That was Joan Rivers who was protesting last week at the Costco in Burbank
I wasn’t a fan, but she was a trailblazer and she sure as heck hung in there quite a while.
Rest In Peace.
I wonder when she gave up smoking?
she was a funny lady, about 20 years ago..
I didn’t know she was... Well, anyways, RIP.
“I was born at home on newspapers ... I still have a story on my butt, although now the print is much larger.” -PHYLLIS DILLER, Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse
I remember seeing Phyllis Diller guest on an old replay of Groucho Marx’ “You Get Your Life” from the early 1950s. She was a quiet, demure starlet at the time.
She took pride in being named to Mr. Blackwell’s worst dressed list. One year she did not make the list. She called up Mr. Blackwell and said “Blackwell, where did I go right?”
Thanks for that correction. Although I’ve had a hard time telling them apart for the last 50 or so years.
God speed fair lady!
(selected one liners)
A bachelor is a guy who never made the same mistake once.
Aim high, and you won’t shoot your foot off.
Any time three New Yorkers get into a cab without an argument, a bank has just been robbed.
Burt Reynolds once asked me out. I was in his room.
Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
His finest hour lasted a minute and a half.
Housework can’t kill you, but why take a chance?
I admit, I have a tremendous sex drive. My boyfriend lives forty miles away.
I asked the waiter, ‘Is this milk fresh?’ He said, ‘Lady, three hours ago it was grass.’
I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.
I’ve been asked to say a couple of words about my husband, Fang. How about short and cheap?
If it weren’t for baseball, many kids wouldn’t know what a millionaire looked like.
My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.
Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
Old age is when the liver spots show through your gloves.
We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.
What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.
Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age - as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.
You know you’re old if they have discontinued your blood type.
obama campaign officials today linked Governor Romney to Ms. Diller’s passing..developing..
My mom is 84 and has been falling recently. It has me worried. I don’t know what the heck it is.
Yesterday. A life cut tragically short.
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