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  • Phyllis Diller blazed trail for female comedians

    Long before Kathy Griffin was languishing on the D-list, Roseanne Barr was calling herself a domestic goddess and Joan Rivers was asking audiences if they could talk, wild-haired housewife-turned-comedian Phyllis Diller was dishing one-liners about her husband, Fang.

  • 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)

    Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at 95

    Phyllis Diller, the housewife turned humorist who aimed some of her sharpest barbs at herself, punctuating her jokes with her trademark cackle, died Monday morning in her Los Angeles home at age 95.

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