Phyllis Diller Passes Away at 95; Watch Some of Her Greatest Stand-up Routines

Phyllis Diller Passes Away at 95; Watch Some of Her Greatest Stand-up Routines

Aug 20, 2012

It's been a sad day for Hollywood, both with the tragic passing of director Tony Scott, and now we have word that comedienne Phyllis Diller passed away in her sleep at the age of 95 due to complications after a recent fall. Diller, who Joan Rivers recently said "broke the way for every woman comedian," was a true comedic trailblazer, igniting a firestorm back in the 1960s when she first stepped onto the scene with her grumpy, self-deprecating shtick. Diller would go on to star in several TV shows, most notably The Phyllis Diller Show and Love, American Style, as well as tons of bit parts in everything from Blossom to Family Guy. Her film career was a small one, but she did manage to pack in some memorable performances in films like A Bug's Life, where she voiced the Queen.

We'll always remember Diller from her comedy, though, which for its time was risky, relatable and so much fun to watch. We've collected some of our favorite Diller routines below, beginning with her 1969 performance on The Ed Sullivan Show and ending with a bit of stand-up from her farewell tour in 2006. 











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