Another RIP

duluthinbloomz4August 20, 2012

Phyllis Diller at age 95. A rapid fire, quick witted and funny lady.

Rest in peace, Phyllis.

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chase_gw

So funny......really, really funny. I likely will sound like an old fuddy , duddy in saying those were the good old days of comedy. Phyllis Diller, Flip Wilson, George Carlin, Bill Cosby, and the "one ringy dingy" lady whose name temporarily escapes me.

RIP Phyllis...you made me laugh and for that I thank you.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 5:27PM
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labrea_gw

I loved Phyllis Diller.
One Ringy Dingy Mr Vidal this is Miss Tomlin of the telephone Company is Lilly Tomlin. Calling the late Gore Vidal!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 5:58PM
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maddie_athome

RIP Phyllis!

My heart goes out to Fang!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 6:09PM
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fouquieria(10b)

Fang died in 1993.

-Ron-

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 8:28PM
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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

When I was a kid I thought that Phyliss Diller was the funniest person on the planet.

Thank you for giving us so many laughs and smiles.


    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 12:51AM
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fouquieria(10b)

She had an antique harpsichord which I saw her play on TV years ago. She was really, really good! I was impressed.

-Ron-

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 1:27AM
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lily316(z5PA)

Crazy crazy lady. She was one of a kind who kept us laughing for decades. She didn't even start till she was 40. I remember her on the old Tonight show. Good life well lived.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 1:48AM
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tobr24u(z6 RI)

Anybody remember Lenny Bruce?

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 6:41AM
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duluthinbloomz4

You mean of the "If you can take the hot lead enema, then you can cast the first stone", Lenny Bruce?

Much too edgy to be in Ms. Diller's class.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 9:52AM
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marshallz10(z9-10 CA)

A very funny stand-up comic and talented as an artist and pianist as well. Didn't she divorce Fang not long after she become successful?

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 9:57AM
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adoptedbyhounds

I will always remember that goofy laugh of hers!

Some years back, she had some very expensive jewelry stolen from her hotel room. I remember her talking about it on TV, and encouraging people to put their money into something more useful. I've been collecting vintage costume jewelry for a few years now, and liked her advice. I love picking up a beautiful piece from mid-century for $50 or less, and having people admire it like it cost a lot more.

One of these days I am going to find the right piece, it's going to be marked Birks, and I am going to splurge. I LOVE those seed pearls.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 10:11AM
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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Didn't she divorce Fang not long after she become successful?

I believe that she once stated that even though her husbands changed, Fang was a constant.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 10:49AM
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jodik_gw

A very funny lady... so sad to see her go.

I loved her raw openness...

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 11:41AM
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labrea_gw

Anybody remember Lenny Bruce?
"To is a preposition come is a verb" your under arrest!
the cafe is now a bank & the idea that that is obscenity would be ridiculous by today's standards.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 11:49AM
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momj47(7A)

And William Windom. I remember him best from the show "My World and Welcome to it" where he played a James Thurber-like writer and cartoonist. Didn't last long, sadly. My introduction to Thurber, who I really enjoy.

I believe he was also in Murder, She Wrote, but that part was not as good.

All the pioneers of television are going. It's kind of sad.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 12:12PM
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sylviatexas1

She was hilarious.

She was the anti-happy-homemaker;
she said her ideal kitchen would contain an oven that flushed.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2012 at 10:20PM
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lily316(z5PA)

I remember William Windom well. We're losing all the old stars these days.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2012 at 2:26AM
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