Phyllis Diller Passes Away at 95


Legendary comedian Phyllis Diller passed away this morning at her home in Los Angeles, TMZ reports. She was 95 years old and spent the last six decades working in Hollywood.

One of the first female standup comedians, Diller’s work has graced both the big and small screens. Her theatrical appearances include her debut in Elia Kazan’s Splendor in the Grass, work opposite longtime friend and collaborator Bob Hope in Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number, as the voice of the ant Queen in Disney/Pixar’s A Bug’s Life and, recently, as herself in the documentary The Aristocrats.

Diller’s television work includes her own series, “The Pruitts of Southampton” and “The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show” as well as roles in series like “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Family Guy.”

Although not based on any of her real-life husbands, fans of of Diller’s comedy act might like to remember her as being survived by her fictional husband, Fang.

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