R.I.P.: Phyllis Diller

Pioneering woman in the field of stand-up comedy. In 1955 she made her first appearance (at age 37) at the Purple Onion in San Francisco. By the 1960s she was a major star of live stand-up, television, recording, and started making movies with friend Bob Hope.

She was a trained classical pianist and a painter, and was the mother of six children.

(I’m going to have to start a “Dead Now” page – 2012 is the Year Of The Dead)

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