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The five foot one comedian with a razor sharp wit and machine gun laugh.
Died today in Los Angeles before she shattered the glass ceiling for women in standup comedy she was a housewife and mother of five from San Francisco.
Phyllis Diller got her start in show -- in the 1950s at the age of 37.
But within just a few years audiences around the country or across the country grew to love her sense of humor not to mention a wardrobe.
One time magazine reporter compared her look to sack full of door knobs.
-- literally -- it shows up while our news it is not here.
-- insists -- all night in the -- as many of them.
You show your marriage counselor cars -- I have a sympathetic thing.
-- your face has my sympathy.
What makes you -- the -- and.
I've got a Ph.D.
in America -- Got -- Bill -- sociology.
I've been married 29 -- this.
That -- was contagious wasn't.
Bob Hope with Phyllis -- she said her famous laugh as genuine not staged -- when she was a kid her dad called her the laughing hyenas and Trace Gallagher live in Los Angeles -- it was clear she loved to laugh at herself -- -- And it was her self deprecating humor ship that really endeared her to generations of fashion once said that she was Liz Taylor and the Twilight Zone and that she'd had so many plastic surgeries.
That no to body parts were the very same.
Here she is doing -- in the 1990s listen.
I finally met Warren -- what a thrill school.
-- was through the -- need to let me tell you why.
He finally met a woman in the long.
She -- and nightclubs in dozens of movies and on Broadway for years and years but it was television that made her famous.
And today on studio -- her agent talked about how she got noticed before she was Phyllis Diller listen.
-- she got -- start.
Under the old Groucho Marx didn't show you bet your life Jupiter contested.
-- -- -- driver from Ohio revised its.
And Groucho Marx said to her on television you know you're funny.
That's all she needed to hear boos from the legendary Groucho Marx if they -- her -- funny.
They are still by the way not releasing the cause of death we know that she suffered a major heart attack in 1999 and in recent weeks she suffered a fall where she hurt her wrist and her hip.
And there are reports that she was under the care hospice in recent days she died in her sleep in the age of 95 -- Trace Gallagher on the passing of Phyllis Diller -- thanks so much.
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