Phyllis Diller, icon

Female stand-up comics aren’t such a big deal these days. It wasn’t always thus.

Phyllis Diller was a stand-up comic who came to the profession by need, she said. She was a homeless family of seven. With the help of Jack Paar in the ’50s, she became one of the first female stand-up comics.

She died today at 95.

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    At least she is survived by her hair.