R.I.P. Phyllis Diller died today.

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Evo
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She was quite a character. R.I.P.
 
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Loved her persona!
 
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Ms. Diller had a strange comedic persona. I never could get used to it.

She was an accomplished concert pianist and gourmet cook.

http://www.npr.org/2012/08/20/154540372/phyllis-diller-comedys-self-deprecating-pioneer

But in real life Diller never let her looks get in the way. In addition to standup, movies and TV, she was an avid painter and a classically trained pianist. She performed with dozens of symphony orchestras as the character Dame Illya Dillya. She even got some pretty good reviews.

Diller was also a gourmet cook, unlike her stage persona.

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She certainly had the right attitude.

RIP, Phyllis.
 
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Ms. Diller had a strange comedic persona. I never could get used to it.
I watched her on TV as a teen, and loved her and her maniacal laugh. You had to be in "the zone" to appreciate her. Milton Berle was an acquired taste, too, IMO, but he had his place even if he provided his own laugh-track most of the time. (Diller did the same!)
 
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We seem to have a lot of famous 'deaths' this year so far.
"Truly famous", lots of wanna-bees croaking all the time but they don't have the staying power of those from our youth that really made an impression on the world.

RIP PD.
 

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