Comedian Phyllis Diller Dead at 95

The standup comic paved the way for many female comedians.
3:00 | 08/20/12

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She knew how to laugh -- -- -- -- -- And how to make people laugh. Is -- when I was -- -- not just let everybody. With her wild hair -- costumes and self deprecating humor Phyllis Diller was the queen of standup comedy. Sometimes without iPhone event and -- happen. Quite beautiful. I dig a little. Even as a child growing up in Ohio she was the class clown but it wasn't until she was 38 married and a mother of five that Diller decided to become a professional comedians. I was the only woman doing what I was doing and it wasn't easy she got her big break at the purple onion in San Francisco and soon became a regular. That led to an appearance on the Tonight Show. Love you go to the god yeah. Output a -- -- if they pick up -- To poke fun at those books talked about life as a housewife and a dictionary husband named. Saying they generally come here and I mean a -- -- -- -- a simple plan. Bob Hope recognized -- talent and Diller became his partner in comedy show your marriage counselor Cox I -- it. -- your face has my sympathy. He joined hope on the USO tours. At an Italian man whistling in his training. They co starred in a series of movies. Hope it's blood. Your wife sees it will be his portrait even hung in her living room there was -- money. The -- -- one dealer had never liked her looks and at the age of 54 had a facelift. She went on to have a dozen cosmetic surgeries which became part of her routine. When I die she joked god won't know me. -- worked into her -- adding her voice to be animated movie of bugs life. Year after year. He believed that's not on. -- on -- lot and her life was filled with laughter unmistakable -- -- had she once said such crime. -- ABC news Hollywood.

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