Born in Ohio in 1917, comedienne Phyllis Diller died in her sleep this morning at age 95. A pioneer for funny women in show business, she was known for her self-deprecating sense of humor and fabulous laugh. Her most famous act was a raucous impersonation of a hapless, scatterbrained housewife who made jokes about her looks, age, and bad cooking. Onstage, Diller was crazy-haired and wore funny outfits; offstage, she never stopped poking fun at herself. Enjoy looking back at her life in our slideshow.
With Jack E. Leonard on the set of "The Fat Spy."
With Bob Hope on the set of "Boy Have I Got a Wrong Number."
With Jonathan Winters and Bob Hope on the set of "Eight on the Lam."
On the set of "The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show."
With Bob Denver on the set of "Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady?"
With Fozzie Bear on Season 1 of the Muppet Show.
On location for NBC's "Women Who Rate 10" in Venice Beach, California.
The author photo for Phyllis Diller's book, "The Joys of Aging & How to Avoid Them."
At a Halloween celebration at Les Mouches in New York.
At a benefit for Israel honoring Mrs. Chaim Herzog at Regine's in New York.
With Playboy Bunnies at Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, California.
At the check presentation of $1 million dollars donated to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation by the Bob & Dolores Hope Charitable Foundation.
At the Junior League of Los Angeles Carnivale Gala.
At the Butterfly Ball in L.A.
At the premiere of Encore's "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis" at Paramount Theater in Hollywood.
No date known, but that's some boa, no?
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