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Phyllis Diller dies at 95; outlandish comedian
She was a self-described "cartoon," a zany housewife-turned-comedian with an electrified hairdo who broke into the male-dominated world of stand-up comedy in the 1950s with an outlandish wardrobe and a barrage of self-deprecating jokes punctuated by her trademark guffaw.
By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
August 21, 2012