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Monday, 20 August 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012
Comedy icon Phyllis Diller has passed away at the age of 95, and she leaves behind a body of work and witticisms that will never be forgotten.

Along with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett and Joan Rivers, Diller helped pave the way for women in comedy. Mining issues of domesticity, femininity and aging for her stand-up act, Diller developed a brutally honest, self-deprecating and audaciously witty voice that would influence generations of stand-up acts to come.

Her 2005 memoir Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse details her personal and comedic life, revealing how adept she was at spinning pain and disappointment into comedic gold.

Her are some of our favorite Phyllis Diller quotes from her celebrated career. She will be missed. FULL STORY
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