Phyliss Diller, groundbreaking comedienne, has died at 95. Her agent Fred Wostbrock confirmed the news.
“It is a great loss today,” Wostbrock told NBC. “She was a true pioneer and the first lady of standup. She paved the way for Chelsea Handler, Roseanne Barr, Joan Rivers and Ellen DeGeneres. She was the best. The first female standup to play Vegas. She was on Broadway, she made movies, she did it all.”
Diller’s career stretched from live standup to televion and movie appearances. She often candidly discussed her plastic surgery, using herself as the butt of her jokes.
DIller died at her Los Angeles home surrounded by family.
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