Comedian Phyllis Diller, known for her trademark cackle and bizzare looks, dies at 95 in Los Angeles on August 20, 2012.Comedian Phyllis Diller, known for her trademark cackle and bizzare looks, dies at 95 in Los Angeles on August 20, 2012.
Her son, Perry, "found her with a smile on her face," manager Milt Suchin said.
Diller's career as a stand-up comic, which she started at age 37, skyrocketed in the 1960s, partly because of her many appearances with Bob Hope on his television specials, USO tours and three movies.
Diller had a run on Broadway in 1970, starring as Dolly Levi in "Hello Dolly!"
She officially retired from stand-up comedy in 2002.
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