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Phyllis Diller Passes Away At Age 95: “Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.”

Legendary comedienne Phyllis Diller died in her California home yesterday at the age of 95.

Diller, who became famous for telling jokes that mocked her odd looks, her aversion to housekeeping and a husband she called Fang, was far from the first woman to do stand-up comedy. But she was one of the most influential. There were precious few women before her, if any, who could dispense one-liners with such machine-gun precision or overpower an audience with such an outrageous personality. One chestnut: “I once wore a peekaboo blouse. People would peek and then they’d boo.” Another: “I never made ‘Who’s Who,’ but I’m featured in ‘What’s That?’ ” Ms. Diller, a 37-year-old homemaker when she took up comedy, mined her domestic life for material, assuring audiences that she fed Fang and her kids garbage soup and buried her ironing in the backyard.

Rest In Peace Phyliss you funny funny lady

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