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Old 08-20-2012, 03:38 PM
Phyllis Diller Dead At 95

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Comedian Phyllis Diller -- who paved the way for today's female comics -- died this morning, TMZ has learned.

Sources close to Diller tell us the comedian died in her sleep at her L.A. home, surrounded by family. She was 95.
Source: http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/20/phyllis-diller-dead/

She will be missed.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:40 PM
a tough 2 days... they come in 3's.... who will be the third??

Diller was extremely funny, and 95 is a hell of a life to live!
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:42 PM
She was one of the last from the era of clean comedians. Sure, there were some who worked "blue" but for the most part, you didn't have to worry about them being bleeped for using obscenities or trying to get a punchline from the worst scenarios. There are quite a few present-day comedians who would do well to look back upon their predecessors and learn from them.
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Old 08-20-2012, 10:41 PM
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She was one of the last from the era of clean comedians. Sure, there were some who worked "blue" but for the most part, you didn't have to worry about them being bleeped for using obscenities or trying to get a punchline from the worst scenarios. There are quite a few present-day comedians who would do well to look back upon their predecessors and learn from them.
Brian Regan is probably the only newer clean comic working today and he still manages to be one of the best around, though that's not to say that cursing makes you an inferior comic. Cursing when used appropriately (that may be an oxymoron) can really add a punch to a joke, but blatant, nonstop cursing is the stuff of the infamously unfunny comedian.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:59 AM
I dont know about a lack of clean comedians... people like Jerry Seinfeld and Ellen DeGeneres are clean and they are hilarious and very successful.

Same with Sinbad, he was a hugely successful stand up, and he was a very clean act. Bill Cosby too.

She was just a natural comedy. She didnt have to try to be funny, her brain just came up with funny things to say.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:45 AM
One of the funniest ladies there ever was.
Transcendent.
From when she began all the way til now (she was the voice of Peter's mom on "Family Guy"), that signature laugh.
RIP
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