Death of Phyllis Diller

July 17, 1917 - August 20, 2012
Los Angeles, California | Age 95

Humorist dies at 95 in Los Angeles
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SANDY COHEN, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phyllis Diller, the housewife turned humorist who aimed some of her sharpest barbs at herself, punctuating her jokes with her trademark cackle, died Monday morning in her Los Angeles home at age 95.

"She died peacefully in her sleep and with a smile on her face," her longtime manager, Milton Suchin, told The Associated Press.

Diller, who suffered a near-fatal heart attack in 1999, was found by her son, Perry...

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