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Phyllis Diller

Actress / Comedian / Voice Actress / Stage Actress / Television Actress / Film Actress | * 07/17/1917 († 95, 08/20/2012) | Lima, Ohio, USA
Phyllis Ada Diller (née Driver; July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012) was an American actress and comedienne, best known for her eccentric stage persona, her self-deprecating humor, her wild hair and clothes, and her exaggerated, cackling laugh. Diller was one of the first female comics to become a household name in the U.S., credited as an influence by Joan Rivers, Roseanne Barr, and Ellen DeGeneres, among others. She had a large gay following and is considered a gay icon. She was also one of the first celebrities to openly champion plastic surgery, for which she was recognized by the industry. Diller contributed to more than 40 films, beginning with 1961's Splendor in the Grass. She appeared in many television series, featuring in numerous cameos as well as her own short-lived sitcom and variety show. Some of her credits include Night Gallery, The Muppet Show, The Love Boat, Cybill, and Boston Legal..."> ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Animation | Drama

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Awards & Nominations for Phyllis Diller

Ohio Women's Hall of Fame Lucy Award

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Movies with Phyllis Diller as Actress(43)

as Herself (archive footage)2017 This Is Bob Hope...
as herself2011 How to Live Forever
as herself2011 Looking for Lenny
as herself2010 I Am Comic
as Herself (Archive footage)2009 Found Footage Festival Volume 4: Live in Tucson
as Mrs. Hertzberg2006 Forget About It
as Aunt Spitzy (voice)2006 Casper's Scare School
as Mrs. Clancy2006 Unbeatable Harold
as herself2005 The Aristocrats
as herself2004 Goodnight, We Love You
as Victoria Pond2000 Everything's Jake
as Sugar Plum Fairy (Voice)1999 The Nuttiest Nutcracker
as Queen (voice)1998 A Bug's Life
as Old Secretary1994 The Silence of the Hams
as Miss Poopinplatz1991 The Boneyard
as Mousequeen (voice)1990 The Nutcracker Prince
as Mother Nature (voice)1990 Happily Ever After
as Mrs. Trilling1989 Dr. Hackenstein
as herself1989 Hanna-Barbera's 50th
as The White Queen1987 Alice Through the Looking Glass
as Margaret1982 Pink Motel
1976 Joys
as herself1975 The Sunshine Boys
as Mrs. Zero1969 The Adding Machine
as Nurse Nellie Krause1968 The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell
as The Monster's Mate1967 Mad Monster Party?
as Golda1967 Eight on the Lam
as Camille Salamander1966 The Fat Spy
as Texas Guinan1961 Splendor in the Grass

TV Shows/Series with Phyllis Diller as Actress(45)

Movies with Phyllis Diller as Crew(1)


Full Name: Phyllis Diller
Born: Tuesday, 07/17 1917 (July) in Lima
Died: Monday, 08/20 2012 (August) in Brentwood (aged: 95)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Educated at: Bluffton University
Other names for Phyllis Diller (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Phyliss Diller"
"Phyllis Driver"
Phyllis Diller frequently works together with these people:
Bob Hope (15x, Actor)
Jack Carter (11x, Actor)
Joan Rivers (11x, Actress)
Seth MacFarlane (10x, Actor)
Carl Reiner (10x, Actor)
Connie Stevens (10x, Actor)
Brittany Murphy (9x, Actress)
Ed McMahon (9x, Actor)
Carol Channing (9x, Actress)
Sonny Bono (9x, Actor)
Ezio Greggio (5x, Actor)
Paul Provenza (5x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:12114, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 01/21/2020