Thank You Phyllis!! 7/17/17 – 8/20/12

What a wonderful comedienne, she filled my life with many, many laughs!  I used to enjoy her stand up routines when she was on TV.   I will always remember you and thank you from the bottom of my heart!!


Phyllis had a great show that was on ABC in the 60’s – the name of the show was “The Pruitts Of Southampton”

I even remember the opening  jingle which went like this:

The Pruitts Of Southampton live like the richest folks, but what the folks don’t know is that the Pruitts are flat broke!!!!

The show aired the 1966 – 1967 season, later the name was changed to The Phyllis Diller Show

She credited Bob Hope for growing her fame as she appeared with him in 23 television specials and 3 films in the 1960’s.  Her laughter alone would make me laugh, it was contagious!  She was a pioneer who championed crazy outfits and crazy hairstyles – oh god she was just so vibrant and hilarious and I truly miss her.  Today’s comedians should take some pages out of her book – and you do not need to use profanity to be funny.

Phyllis was also a very talented piano soloist who appeared with some 100 symphony orchestras across the US, using the stage name Dame Illya Dillya between the years 1971 – 1981.  The San Francisco Examiner called her “a fine concert pianist with a firm touch” after a review of one of her concerts.


Phyllis passed away in her sleep at her Brentwood, Los Angeles home on August 20, 2012 at the age of 95 with a smile on her face!

We will miss you beautiful lady!

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