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Creator / Phyllis Diller

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Phyllis Ada Diller (July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012) was an American stand-up comedian, actress, voice artist, author, painter and musician. She was the first female stand-up comedian to earn mainstream recognition.

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Tropes appearing in her work:

  • Self-Deprecation: She often made fun of her appearance and how different it was from the traditional female show-business personality.
  • Signature Laugh: Had a cackling one, which stemmed from a cover for nervousness.
  • Signature Style: Her laugh, and her typical stage getup, which was wild blonde hair, a colorful short dress, gloves, long cigarette holder, and high-heeled boots.