See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Monday, August 20, 2012

She was one of the funniest female comedians ever...



Outrageous for her time, she was also the first female stand-up to become a celebrity in her own right.

Rest in peace.

7 comments:

  1. Who can ever forget Fang??

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  2. I loved her "outrageous" LAUGH. God bless her. RosaMaria.

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  3. Do you remember when they did a cartoon character of her on Scooby Doo?

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  4. The first joke I can remember was from Phyllis. "Fang and I were just at a costume party and I went practically in the nude. All I wore was a white fuzzy hat and white fuzzy slippers...I went as a Q-Tip.

    I still giggle at that joke and I must have been no more than 3 or 4 years old when I heard it on television.

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    1. My favorite was their first Thanksgiving - she didn't know how to cook and was trying to dress the turkey - in clothes. Still cracks me up.

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  5. she's a legend here in st. louis, having lived here in the 60's and performing for years in gaslight square. she often said st. louis was always home to her.

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  6. There was a lovely tribute to Phyllis by Joan Rivers in the Sunday Post:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/joan-rivers-on-how-phyllis-diller-paved-the-way-for-women-in-comedy/2012/08/24/12e15348-ebbf-11e1-b811-09036bcb182b_story.html

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/pink-martini-releases-phyllis-diller-recording-of-smile-believed-to-be-her-final-recording/2012/08/21/316780cc-ebd7-11e1-866f-60a00f604425_story.html

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