Legendary Comedienne Phyllis Diller Dies At Age 95
Posted on Mon Aug 20, 2012 08:00 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Legendary comedienne Phyllis Diller passed away at her Los Angeles home today surrounded by family, TMZ reports. She was 95.
Apparently the star had been receiving hospice care after suffering a fall that caused her health to begin failing.
Diller, who began her career as a journalist, rose to fame thanks to an appearance on You Bet Your Life in 1955. She transitioned into a comedy career with her turn on The Jack Paar Show, which she later spun into her own variety show. She also made several on screen appearances in recent years, including roles on 7th Heaven, Blossom, and The Bold and the Beautiful.
Diller also tried her hand at voicing animated characters in The Aristocats and Family Guy.
She will be missed!