Question: Was Phyllis Diller, who has died today at 95, a favorite of senior citizens?
I always liked her. She really seemed to enjoy her work; I envy anyone who can do that.
She lead the way for many stand up comedians. I think she started as a writer. Love her laugh and quick tempo jokes. Kind of like Bob Hope style. And then she'd laugh at her own jokes. Fun lady. May she rest in peace.
I liked her mainly because on the telecasts she wasn't real filthy mouthed (there is a time and place for that) and because she didn't denigrate other people just to seem funny. I remember when she got her plastic surgery and everyone said her career was over--but she seems to have done just fine for herself. I do feel that all the advanced guards are dying off though.
My earliest memories of her are that she shared her first name with my mother - I had never heard the name other than my mother, so it was a novelty. She was really a pioneer in stand up comedy done by a woman. I didn't happen to find her that funny, but I'll give her that. She had to resort to the funny clothes and wigs because to come across as "straight" wouldn't have gotten her many gigs. I think Roseanne Barr did it funnier later on, and I think Roseanne would be the first to acknowledge the debt she owes to Phyllis Diller. But, like I said, she was a true pioneer and a real pro. Goodbye, Phyllis D.
I used to watch her TV show years ago .
She's from here . As a matter of fact, she went to Central High School, which is no longer in existence . I even own a Central High School yearbook, with her senior picture featured inside .
Not only did she raise several children, she waited until age 35 to start her comedy act. She was also an accomplished classical pianist.
I always enjoyed her wild hair and clothes. We named our Siamese cat Fang because we liked that she referred to her husband by that name in her routines.
I didnt hear that news. Hope she died laughing, she deserved that.
I loved the way she could make jokes about herself and hardly tell them for laughing.
If there were more like her the world would be a better place. RIP.
I can't say I enjoyed her comedy routines but the fact she was popular in her day showed she had talent.But then what makes me laugh may not generate the same response from others.
Sad to see the variety show regulars leaving this earth.
I so loved her laugh! I can see her in my minds eye laughing with that long cigarette holder! She was fun to watch and to listen too. Rest well, dear one...you have been and will be missed.
Oh my, Thank you for telling us. I loved Phyllis Diller. Her wild clothes. She is with her beloved ''Fang'' Good bye doll. Thanks for the laughs.
Oh my goodness I didn't know she had passed. Thanks for letting me know. Scott McKenzie died also at age 73. When you go to San Francisco wear a flower in your hair fame. RIP Phyllis and Scott
I read that today on Yahoo news. Bless her heart 95 years old. I always loved to hear her laugh such a sweet heart. She was in my book i loved her.
I loved Phyllis Diller! I didn't know she died, until I read your question! I had no idea she was 95!
She lived a great life!
I had not heard that she passed. I am sorry. She was a ground-breaker, one of the first female comedians. I didnt realize she was that old. I remember her on TV.
Not a great favorite but she was funny and I enjoyed listening to her.
I remember seeing her on TV back in the 60s and 70s, but, no, I can't say she was ever a favorite.
I enjoyed her comedy, RIP Phyllis.
Yes. Funny, funny lady and a groundbreaker for female comedians. RIP
RIP Phyllis Diller she was one of the greatest .
All I know is that Fang can finally *****-SLAP the hell out of her now! She DESERVES it.
No, no I can't say as she was.
SHE DIED???? And she was HOW OLD??? I loved her. She was so funny!!! :'(