TMZ is reporting that trailblazing female comic Phyllis Diller has died at her Los Angeles home at the age of 95.
Diller was a real-life housewife when she decided to try a career in comedy career in the early 1950s. Although she appeared in several films, Diller’s real success came on television during the 1960s and 1970s, appearing in Bob Hope’s NBC specials, as a regular on groov-a-delic comedy series Laugh In and her own sitcom and variety show.
She was most recently seen on television on an episode of short-lived reality show Roseanne’s Nuts, appearing in a segment in which Diller was as hilarious as ever while having lunch with fellow comics Roseanne Barr and Sandra Bernhard.
Other recent TV roles included voiceover work on Family Guy and Robot Chicken, a recurring role as Gladys Pope on soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, and guest-starring appearances on Andy Richter’s Quintuplets and the short-lived drama The Book of Daniel.