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The Remarkably Funny Phyllis Diller (1917 - 2012)
The comedienne made fans laugh for over half a century.

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Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller's career began in radio in 1952. Within a year she started taping her own TV show and she continued to entertain audiences for years to come.

On Aug. 20, 2012 the actress passed away at the age of 95.

Let's take a look back at the legend who made people laugh for half a century.

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Final Appearances

On Dec. 7, 2011, Phyllis made one of her final public appearances at a special screening of the feature-length documentary "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis" held at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.

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Phyllis Diller

The comedienne poses with another jokester, Buddy Hackett in 1985.

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Phyllis Diller 

The funny lady poses for photographers at the Women In Film Lucy Awards on September 18, 2000 in Beverly Hills. Diller was honored for her career achievements.

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Phyllis Diller in "Who Killed The Electric Car?" in 2006.

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Late Night Circuit

Phyllis Diller sits on Johnny Carson's famous couch.

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Phyllis Diller

The comedienne shows off her colorful sides for Halloween 2000.

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Phyllis Diller

The actress was honored for being a pioneer of television.

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Phyllis Diller 

The funny lady was very outspoken about her plastic surgery and holds up some publicity photographs of herself before and after her plastic surgeries during an interview on March 29, 2000.

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Phyllis Diller 

The late Comedienne arrives for a gala party celebrating comedian Milton Berle's 90th birthday on July 12, 1998 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

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The Remarkably Funny Phyllis Diller (1917 - 2012)

The comedienne made fans laugh for over half a century.

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