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Phyllis Diller

What It's Like To Age Out Of Your Career

Carole Montgomery | Posted 02.23.2014 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

I have been a standup comedian since the fall of 1980. Back then, it was a novelty to be one. Hell, no one really understood what a standup comic was. And the only women hugely successful at that time were Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers. My how times have changed.

Here Are All The Best Jokes About Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.25.2013 | Comedy

We all love Thanksgiving, but it often takes a sense of humor to get through it. Take a look at some of our favorite jokes about Thanksgiving from the...

Conversations With William Shatner, Gary Burton, Dave Holland, Pink Martini and TuneCore, Plus Albert Hammond Jr. and Sandra Lilia Velasquez Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I managed to pull it off, but there are thousands of other people that haven't, and that's the tragedy. You try to follow a dream and it gradually pales and then you wake up and the rent is due and you don't have the funds to pay it."

9 Incredible Women Who Succeeded Later In Life

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.08.2013 | Women

Our society perpetuates the idea that success can only be obtained in youth -- or, if it's obtained later in life, it's the product of years of linear...

Melissa Sher: Why It's Never Too Late to Bloom

Melissa Sher | Posted 09.16.2013 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Phyllis Diller was "leaning in" before "leaning in" was cool. The next time you take a sip from something today -- and I don't care if it's wine, iced coffee or gazpacho -- drink to her.

EXCLUSIVE: Betty White, Lucille Ball & More Classic Photos Of TV's 'Funny Ladies'

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 01.14.2013 | TV

PBS's "Pioneers of Television" paying tribute to some of the famous faces who helped shape TV into what we know and love today. On Tuesday, Jan. 1...

12 Notable Post 50s We'll Miss In 2013 (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.27.2012 | Fifty

In 2012, we lost some of the best and brightest among us. A few notable figures passed away young. Last February, the world was stunned by the death o...

Publishing Talk: Hey, Did Somebody Write My Book?

Gina Barreca | Posted 12.18.2012 | Books
Gina Barreca

As someone who has been writing about women and comedy forever, I am a hive of conflicting and buzzing feelings about a new book on the subject being published this week.

Lori Fradkin

Yael Kohen Has the Last Laugh

HuffingtonPost.com | Lori Fradkin | Posted 12.11.2012 | Women

(Photo by Victoria Will) From Johnny Carson to Christopher Hitchens to Adam Carolla, there have always been people who say women aren't funny - o...

PHOTOS: Phyllis Diller's Home Listed For $12.9 Million

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.27.2012 | Fifty

There are certain Hollywood homes that belong in the Smithsonian. Count Phyllis Diller's among them -- at least her Wig Room. Diller, who died in Augu...

Ann Brenoff

PHOTOS: Peek Inside These Celebrity Homes On The Market

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.06.2012 | Fifty

Real estate is the great equalizer. While celebrities may be able to saunter past the peons to the better restaurant table, the one area where their n...

Remembering My Second Mother, Phyllis Diller

Stacy Keach | Posted 10.23.2012 | Celebrity
Stacy Keach

I had the great privilege of working with her some years ago, on the sitcom Titus, where she played my mom. In recent years, I was shocked and saddened to learn she was the victim of a theft: "Mom's been robbed!" was what I was feeling.

Fearless and Funny: When Comedy Was Queen

Michael Drew | Posted 10.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Drew

Diller's aim was true, and while her targets might seem to some to be dated (the overworked housewife, for example), they still resonate. The world hasn't changed enough yet. We will always need writers and performers and comics like the late Phyllis Diller.

Remembering Phyllis Diller

Steven J. Boettcher | Posted 10.22.2012 | TV
Steven J. Boettcher

You'll hear a lot in the next few days about how Phyllis Diller paved the way for women in comedy, but that's not how Phyllis saw herself. "There have always been funny ladies, Steve," she told me when I interviewed her a few years ago.

Lady Gaga: She's Only 26. She Wants To Screw Around, Not Settle Down.

Liz Smith | Posted 10.21.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

Lady Gaga talks to Vogue's Jonathan van Meter in the September issue of the fashion magazine. It's a good piece, with a lot of info and insight into the professional side of Gaga.

WATCH: Phyllis Diller Interview Reveals How She Wanted To Be Remembered

Posted 08.21.2012 | Women

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 ...

WATCH: Joan Rivers Remembers Phyllis Diller

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 08.21.2012 | Media

Joan Rivers appeared on "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday to remember her mentor and friend, Phyllis Diller. Diller died in Los Angeles on Monday at th...

The Best Of Phyllis Diller (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Amber Genuske | Posted 08.20.2012 | Entertainment

Quirky, crass and fashion forward comedian Phyllis Diller died today at age 95. Known for her cut and dry humour, self critical jokes, outrageous hair...

Remembering Phyllis Diller

Posted 08.20.2012 | Divorce

Phyllis Diller, an actress and comedian best known for her rapid-fire wit and stand-up comedy act, died Monday at the age of 95. As a two-time di...

Comedians Mourn Phyllis Diller On Twitter

Posted 08.20.2012 | Comedy

The comedy world is mourning the loss of legendary comedian Phyllis Diller today, with many choosing Twitter as an outlet for their messages of respec...

Phyllis Diller Was Injured From A Fall Before She Passed Away: Why Are They So Dangerous?

Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living

The comedian and actress Phyllis Diller has died at age 95, according to news reports. She died at her home in Los Angeles, USA Today reported. Sh...

Phyllis Diller's Memorable TV Moments

Posted 10.20.2012 | TV

Phyllis Diller, who died on Monday at the age of 95, had an incredibly extensive small screen career. The hilarious, wildly-coiffed comedian was a mai...

Legendary Comedian Phyllis Diller Dies At 95

Posted 10.20.2012 | Celebrity

Phyllis Diller, an actress and comedian best known for her stand-up comedy act, is dead at age 95. TMZ reports that the comedian died at her Los Angel...

10 Pieces Of Advice For Stressed Out Parents

Rhiana Maidenberg | Posted 05.25.2012 | Parents
Rhiana Maidenberg

My life may seem glamorous with its endless routine of carpools, play dates, and half-asleep coffee breaks at the neighborhood latte joint, but to be able to maintain an outward appearance of order I have developed a few shortcuts.

Phyllis Diller Returns To TV

Posted 01.12.2012 | TV

Phyllis Diller is returning to TV, just in time to celebrate 'The Bold and the Beautiful's' 25th anniversary. According to TV Guide Magazine, the ...