1. Phyllis Diller, one of the first and one of the few female comic headliners of her generation, died Monday at the age of 95. Diller got a late start as a comic — she didn’t enter show business until she was a 37-year-old mother of five. She had already worked in public relations at a radio station and had written a newspaper advice column. It was her first husband who suggested she try comedy, because it appeared to pay well and they needed the money.
via Fresh Air Remembers Comedian Phyllis Diller

    Phyllis Diller, one of the first and one of the few female comic headliners of her generation, died Monday at the age of 95. Diller got a late start as a comic — she didn’t enter show business until she was a 37-year-old mother of five. She had already worked in public relations at a radio station and had written a newspaper advice column. It was her first husband who suggested she try comedy, because it appeared to pay well and they needed the money.

    via Fresh Air Remembers Comedian Phyllis Diller

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