Monday, August 20, 2012
R.I.P. Phyllis Diller
Here's a clip from THE PHYLLIS DILLER SHOW which was previous;y entited THE BEAUTIFUL PHYLLIS DILLER SHOW and, at the beginning f its sole season in 1966-67, THE PRUITTS OF SOUTHAMPTON.
Phyllis had been a funny housewife who started doing stage comedy. An early appearance on Groucho's YOU BET YOUR LIFE led to more TV and eventually film work. Along the way she became a walking ad for successful plastic surgery. Her outrageous comedy and acting weren't for all tastes but she had a best-selling book in 1966, this famous flop TV series and became a favorite co-star of Bob Hope, appearing with him in movies and later on his TV specials for many years.