Phyllis Diller (July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012)
Phyllis Diller, born Phyllis Ada Driver, considered the queen of comedy during the 19 50s, '60s and '70s, has died at the age of 95 in her home in Los Angeles, California. The Las Vegas performer and popular one-liner comedian was best known for her sitcoms, "The Phyllis Diller Show" and "The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show." Diller also appeared regularly on "Laugh In" and "Love, American Style" and numerous movie and television roles.
The humorist toured extensively with Bob Hope for USO tours throughout Vietnam. More recently, Diller provided vocal talent for Disney/Pixar's "Bug's Life."
Diller was preceded in death by her longtime partner, Robert Hastings, and survived by her son Perry, her daughter Suzanne Mills, and several grand children and one great-grandchild.
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