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Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller

Highest Rated: 92% A Bug's Life (1998)

Lowest Rated: 14% The Nutcracker Prince (1990)

Birthday: Jul 17, 1917

Birthplace: Lima, Ohio, USA

A groundbreaking pioneer in American comedy, comedienne Phyllis Diller represented the face of the female stand-up comic for a generation of baby boomers. She predated Roseanne Barr's "Domestic Goddess" stand-up routines by more than two decades, shooting to stardom in the 1950s with her eccentric, strangely attired housewife alter ego. An ironic underdog with a head of frazzled hair and excessive make-up, Diller endeared herself to an era of prosperous post-war middle Americans through stand-up, as well as musical and comedy routines. Her countless television appearances made Diller a household name, and she was forever seen in daytime talk shows and comedy-driven game shows like "The Hollywood Squares" (NBC, 1966-1980; 1983-84) and "The Gong Show" (NBC, 1976-1989) as a comic personality, forever puffing smoke from a long cigarette holder, and shooting off rapid-fire punch lines punctuated with her trademark loud, distinctive cackle.

Highest rated movies

89% Who Killed the Electric Car?
74% Splendor in the Grass
62% How to Live Forever

Photos

BOY DID I GET A WRONG NUMBER, Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, 1966 EIGHT ON THE LAM, from left Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, 1967 THE ADDING MACHINE, Phyllis Diller, 1969 THE ADDING MACHINE, Milo O'Shea, Phyllis Diller, 1969 DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE TRAVELING SALESLADY?, Phyllis Diller, 1968 EIGHT ON THE LAM, Jonathan Winters, Phyllis Diller, Bob Hope, 1967 THE PRIVATE NAVY OF SGT. O'FARRELL, Phyllis Diller, Bob Hope, 1968 THE SUNSHINE BOYS, Richard Benjamin, Phyllis Diller, 1975 BOY, DID I GET A WRONG NUMBER!, Phyllis Diller, 1966 BOY, DID I GET A WRONG NUMBER!, Phyllis Diller, 1966 BOY, DID I GET A WRONG NUMBER!, Phyllis Diller, 1966 THE ADDING MACHINE, Phyllis Diller, Milo O'Shea, 1969 EIGHT ON THE LAM, from left, Jonathan Winters, Phyllis Diller, 1967 BOY, DID I GET A WRONG NUMBER!, from left: Phyllis Diller, Bob Hope, 1966 BOY, DID I GET A WRONG NUMBER!, from left: Bob Hope, Elke Sommer, Phyllis Diller, 1966 SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS, barechested Director, Elia Kazan, with Phyllis Diller and showgirls, 1961. DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE TRAVELING SALESLADY?, from left: Phyllis Diller, Bob Denver, 1968 DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE TRAVELING SALESLADY?, from left: Bob Denver, Phyllis Diller, 1968 DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE TRAVELING SALESLADY?, from left: Bob Denver, Paul Reed, Phyllis Diller, Jeanette Nolan, 1968 EIGHT ON THE LAM, from left: Jonathan Winters, Phyllis Diller, Bob Hope, 1967

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pat Rocco Dared Self - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet When the World Breaks Unknown (Character) - 2010
62% 52% How to Live Forever Unknown (Character) $58.8K 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amazing Cats Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 56% Casper's Scare School Aunt Spitzy (Voice) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unbeatable Harold Mrs. Clancy (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 18% Forget About It Mrs. Hertzberg (Character) - 2006
89% 84% Who Killed the Electric Car? Unknown (Character) $1.7M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bitter Jester Unknown (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 60% The Last Place on Earth Mrs. Baskin (Character) $6.5K 2002
No Score Yet 62% Kiss My Act Self - 2001
No Score Yet 38% The Nuttiest Nutcracker Sugar Plum Fairy (Voice) - 1999
92% 73% A Bug's Life Queen (Voice) $162.8M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Perfect Man Mother (Character) - 1993
40% 51% Happily Ever After Mother Nature (Voice) $3.2M 1993
14% 72% The Nutcracker Prince Mousequeen (Voice) $1.4M 1990
No Score Yet 46% The Boneyard Miss Poopinplatz (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 60% Alice Through the Looking Glass The White Queen (Voice) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice Through the Looking Glass Unknown (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 40% Pink Motel Margaret (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adding Machine Mrs. Zero (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 74% The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell Nurse Nellie Krause (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady? Agatha Knabenshu (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 70% Eight on the Lam Golda (Character) - 1967
70% 67% Mad Monster Party? The Monster's Mate (Voice) - 1967
No Score Yet 41% Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! Lily (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 27% The Fat Spy Camille Salamander (Character) - 1966
74% 90% Splendor in the Grass Texas Guinan (Character) - 1961

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bold And The Beautiful, The Beginning Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 64% Family Guy Peter's Mom (Guest Voice) 2006-2007
No Score Yet 85% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2005-2006
13% No Score Yet Quintuplets Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
71% No Score Yet Life With Bonnie Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet 7th Heaven Unknown (Guest Star) 2002-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Titus Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
62% No Score Yet Arli$$ Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 95% Hey Arnold! Unknown (Guest Voice) 1999
No Score Yet 97% The Wild Thornberrys Unknown (Guest Voice) 1999
No Score Yet 71% King of the Hill Lillian (Guest Voice) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cybill Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 86% Boy Meets World Madame Ouspenskaya (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blossom Unknown (Guest Star) 1993-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet 227 Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Unknown (Character),
Guest
1987-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Heat Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet 81% Full House Self 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jeffersons Herself (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Password 79 Guest 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tattletales Guest 1974 1977-1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1963-1964 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bobby Darin Show Guest 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1970 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour Guest 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, American Style Unknown (Character) 1971
No Score Yet 100% Night Gallery Unknown (Character) 1971
71% 88% The Good Guys Lili Resphighi (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red Skelton Show Unknown (Character),
Guest
1968-1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1966-1967