Phyllis Diller

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Phyllis Ada Driver
  • Birth Place: Lima, OH
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/17/1917, Cancer
  • Date of Death: 08/20/2012
  • Profession: Comedian; actor; pianist
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Phyllis Diller Fast Facts:
  • 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.
  • Phyllis Diller Relationships:
  • Stephanie Diller - Daughter
  • Suzanne Diller - Daughter
  • Peter Diller - Son
  • Perry Marcus Driver - Father
  • Sherwood Anderson Diller - Ex-husband
  • Warde Donovan - Ex-husband
  • Sally Diller - Daughter
  • Frances Ada Driver - Mother
  • Perry Diller - Son
  • Phyllis Diller Awards:
  • 1967 Golden Globe: Actress in a Television Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Bluffton College, Bluffton, OH; attended Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; attended Sherwood Music Conservatory, Chicago, IL

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