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Birth Name: Phyllis Diller
Born: 07/17/1917
Birth Place: Lima, Ohio, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 08/20/2012

Born into the world as Phyllis Ada Driver on July 17, 1917 in Lima, OH, this future queen of comedy entered the field with years of nonstop performing at San Francisco's historic Purple Onion Club. Prior to that, she was a housewife, mother and worked as an advertising copywriter. During her early years playing comedy clubs in the San Francisco Bay area, her material centered on her less-than-charmed home life. Her act relied heavily on self-deprecating humor and jokes made at the expense of her family, especially her husband, an inept, boorish fellow nicknamed "Fang." Though not quite as abrasive as Joan Rivers on the subject, Diller set the standard for a comedic archetype - that of the lo... Continue Bio >>

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