Phyllis Diller Dies Monday in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, CA - Legendary commedienne Phyllis Diller has died at age 95. She had suffered numerous health problems in recent years and died at her Los Angeles home Monday.
Diller, who entered comedy as a nearly-40-year-old housewife with five kids, made herself the butt of many of her jokes, and did everything she could to play-up her offbeat appearance. She became a fixture in nightclubs and on TV for nearly a half-century.
Her first husband managed her career until their 25-year marriage fell apart in the 1960s. She then married again, but separated within months. And she made it clear in an interview that neither husband was the "Fang" she referred to in so many of her jokes. Fang, she said, was "permanent" -- while her real husbands were just "temporary."