Born: July 17, 1917
Died: August 20, 2012
Occupation: Comedian, actress, comedienne
Biography: Phyllis Diller was an American actress and comedienne. She created a stage persona of a wild-haired, eccentrically dressed housewife who made self-deprecating jokes about her age and appearance, her terrible cooking, and a husband named Fang, while pretending to smoke from a long cigarette holder. Diller's signature was her unusual laugh.