Phyllis Diller





Phyllis Diller

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born
in Lima, Ohio, The United States
July 17, 1917

died
August 20, 2012

gender
female

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Phyllis Diller was a Golden Globe-nominated American comedienne considered to be one of the pioneers of female stand-up comedy. She created a stage character persona that was a wild-haired, eccentrically-dressed housewife who made jokes about a fictional husband named "Fang" while smoking from a long cigarette holder. Another distinct characteristic is her cackling laugh, one of the best-recognized in comedy. Diller is given credit for opening the doors for the stand-up comedy field to women such as Rita Rudner, Totie Fields, Joan Rivers, Lily Tomlin, Sandra Bernhard, Joy Behar, Rosie O'Donnell and Roseanne Barr.


Average rating: 3.68 · 314 ratings · 74 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
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Like a Lampshade in a Whore...
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Phyllis Diller's Housekeepi...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1966 — 2 editions
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The Joys of Aging & How to ...
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1981
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Phyllis Diller's Marriage M...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1969 — 4 editions
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Like a Lampshade in a Whorehou
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Phyllis Diller's marriage m...
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Mother: A Book of Quotations
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More books by Phyllis Diller…
“Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.”
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“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”
Phyllis Diller

“Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the sidewalk before it stops snowing.”
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