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R.I.P. Phyllis Diller died today.

  1. Aug 20, 2012 #1
    Haa! Fang says he's going out to get a good meal.
     
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  3. Aug 20, 2012 #2

    Evo

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    She was quite a character. R.I.P.
     
  4. Aug 20, 2012 #3

    turbo

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    Loved her persona!
     
  5. Aug 20, 2012 #4

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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

    She certainly had the right attitude.

    RIP, Phyllis.
     
  6. Aug 21, 2012 #5

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    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!)
     
  7. Aug 21, 2012 #6
    "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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