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Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at 95

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Standup comedian Phyllis Diller died in Los Angeles Monday, her agent said. She was 95.

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Phyllis Diller injures back

BURBANK, Calif., July 12 (UPI) -- Comedian Phyllis Diller won't be cracking jokes with Jay Leno in his Burbank, Calif., studio next week because she cracked her back.

'Golden Girls' turn down dirty penguin pic

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Bob Saget says stars of the classic TV show "The Golden Girls" turned down roles in his raunchy mock documentary, "Farce of the Penguins."

Diller's career revisited with new DVD

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The 47-year career of U.S. comedian Phyllis Diller is set to be revisited with the new DVD, "Goodnight, We Love You: The Life and Legend of Phyllis Diller."

Diller to aid disabled veterans' monument

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Comedian Phyllis Diller is set to join two veterans' groups and other sponsors in the creation of an honorary monument to disabled U.S. veterans in Washington.

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Comic legend Pat McCormick dead at 78

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., July 30 (UPI) -- Veteran comedian Pat McCormick, whose wacky appearances on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" are TV legends, has died at age 78.

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Phyllis Diller injured in fall

LOS ANGELES, April 22 (UPI) -- Comic legend Phyllis Diller, 87, was hospitalized in Los Angeles for head and neck injuries sustained when she fell out of her bed.
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Phyllis Diller
Original caption: HOLLYWOOD: Comic Phyllis Diller seems to be having a problem trying to understand why her "Prince Charming," comedian Bob Hope, seems to prefer the company of "That's Incredible" host Cathy Lee Crosby (left) and Charlene Tilton from "Dallas." The get-together took place during a break in taping of Bob Hope's latest NBC-TV special salute to Valentine's Day 2/9/1981. The musical-comedy tribute to love will be aired 2/11. (UPI Photo/Glenn Waggner)

Phyllis Diller (born Phyllis Ada Driver; July 17, 1917) is an American actress and comedienne. She created a stage persona of a wild-haired, eccentrically-dressed housewife who makes jokes about a husband named "Fang" while pretending to smoke from a long cigarette holder. Diller's trademark is her unusual laugh.

Phyllis Diller was born to Perry Marcus Driver and the former Frances Ada Romshe, in Lima, Ohio.

Diller attended Lima's Central High School, then studied for three years at Sherwood Music Conservatory in Chicago, Illinois. She then transferred to Bluffton College in Bluffton, Ohio, where she met fellow "Lima-ite" and classmate, Hugh Downs.

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