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Phyllis Diller Revealed In Interview How She Wanted To Be Remembered (VIDEO)

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Since Phyllis Diller's death Monday at the age of 95, tributes to the beloved stand-up comic have filled the web and the airwaves. Most credit Diller with paving the way for today's most successful female comedians, including but not limited to Joan Rivers, Whoopi Goldberg, Roseanne Barr and Kathy Griffin.

Tuesday on "CBS This Morning," Rivers said of Diller, "She just went out and competed with the men on their turf. And did it brilliantly."

"We lost a comedy legend today. Phyllis Diller was the queen of the one-liners. She was a pioneer," Ellen DeGeneres tweeted Monday, referring to Diller's legendary quips.

Also on Twitter, Roseanne Barr called Diller "a revolutionary woman who inspired me always."

Lena Dunham tweeted simply, "PhyllDill4evr."

But how did Diller herself want to be remembered? In an interview seven years ago with journalist, documentarian and HuffPost blogger Barbara Schroeder, Diller answered that question, "I'd like to be known for funny, 'cause that's my major work ... I would like to be known as an artist."

Watch above for Diller's thoughts on Bob Hope, her definition of love and more.

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