Episode Detail: Phyllis Diller - True Hollywood Story
A profile of Phyllis Diller, who was among the first female stand-up comedians. A homemaker and mother, she set out at age 37 to fulfill her dream. A 1958 appearance on Jack Paar's “The Tonight Show” catapulted her to stardom. The biography also looks at her tumultuous personal life, including two failed marriages, 17 plastic surgeries, heart disease, paralysis and thoughts of suicide. Diller, her son Perry and friends Joan Rivers and Rip Taylor offer insights into her life.