Phyllis Diller, dressed up for a portrait in 1969, more often appeared with a bizarre hairdo, ensemble and makeup; a cackle and stories poking fun at herself and a husband she called Fang. Female comics were rare when she hit it big in the 1950s. (Associated Press)

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Phyllis Diller, dressed up for a portrait in 1969, more often appeared with a bizarre hairdo, ensemble and makeup; a cackle and stories poking fun at herself and a husband she called Fang. Female comics were rare when she hit it big in the 1950s. (Associated Press)