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- Worked as an advertising copywriter for San Francisco's KGO-TV.
- At the age of 37, made a successful stand-up debut at the Purple Onion Comedy Club in San Francisco.
- Her routines famously included stories about a fictional husband named Fang.
- After numerous television appearances, made her big-screen debut in 1961's Splendor in the Grass.
- An accomplished concert pianist, she performed with over 100 symphony orchestras under the pseudonym Dame Illya Dillya.
- Received an American Comedy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1992.
- Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1993.
- Has had many plastic surgeries since the 1980s; received the first annual Franklin Ashley Award from the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery for her openness about the procedures.
- 1967, Golden Globe — Actress in a Television Series: Nominee
- Perry Marcus Driver — Father
- Warde Donovan — Ex-husband
- Sally Diller — Daughter
- Suzanne Diller — Daughter
- Peter Diller — Son
- Perry Diller — Son
- Stephanie Diller — Daughter
- Frances Ada Driver — Mother
- Sherwood Anderson Diller — Ex-husband
- Bluffton College, Bluffton, OH; attended Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; attended Sherwood Music Conservatory, Chicago, IL
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