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Phyllis Diller at home, February 25, 2007.
Phyllis Diller at home, February 25, 2007.

Phyllis Diller (born Phyllis Ada Driver on July 17, 1917) is a Golden Globe-nominated American comedian who is considered one of the pioneers of female stand-up comedy. The stage character she created was a wild-haired, oddly dressed housewife who was ugly but didn't realize it, and who made jokes about a husband named "Fang" while smoking from a long cigarette holder. She is also known for her distinctive, cackling laugh, one of the best-recognized in comedy. Diller is generally thought to have opened the stand-up field to women such as Totie Fields, Joan Rivers, Lily Tomlin, Sandra Bernhard, Joy Behar, Rosie O'Donnell and Roseanne Barr. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 388 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (496 × 767 pixel, file size: 103 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 388 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (496 × 767 pixel, file size: 103 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... July 17 is the 198th day of the year (199th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Totie Fields (May 7, 1930 - August 2, 1978) was a zaftig American comedian who was not afraid to poke fun at her own weight problems. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Lily Tomlin (born Mary Jean Tomlin on September 1, 1939), is an Academy Award-nominated American actress and comedian. ... Sandra Bernhard (born June 6, 1955 in Flint, Michigan) is an American actress, comedian, author and singer. ... Joy Behar (christened Josephina Victoria Occhiuto) was born on October 7, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York. ... Rosie ODonnell (born March 21, 1962 in Bayside, Queens, New York) is an 11-time Emmy Award-winning American talk show host, television personality, comedienne, film, television, and stage actress. ... This article is about the actress. ...

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Biography

Early life

Diller was born to Perry Marcus Driver and Frances Ada Romshe in Lima, Ohio, and attended Lima Central High School. A housewife, mother, and advertising copywriter, Diller appeared on The Jack Paar Show and as a contestant on Groucho Marx's quiz show You Bet Your Life in the mid-1950s. Later in the decade, her career took off after selling out 87 straight weeks at San Francisco's legendary nightclub The Purple Onion. It was there that Diller honed her act. In her heyday, Diller achieved a record that still stands today in the Guinness Book of World Records for delivering 12 punchlines per minute. Lima Trust Building. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... Commercialism redirects here. ... The First Lady of the United States, Laura Bush and current host Jay Leno. ... Julius Henry Marx, AKA Groucho Marx (October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977), was an American comedian, working both with his siblings, the Marx Brothers, and on his own. ... You Bet Your Life was an American radio and television quiz show. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The Purple Onion is a celebrated cellar club in the North Beach area of San Francisco, California located at 140 Columbus (between Jackson and Pacific). ... The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ...


Career

Residing on the East Bay island of Alameda (near the west-end Naval Airbase), Diller began as a stand up at San Franciscos famed "Purple Onion" club. Her one weekend booking was extended to several months. Diller's fame was expanded when she co-starred with Bob Hope in 23 TV specials and three films in the 1960s: Eight on the Lam, The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell, and Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!. All of these films were failures at the box office, but Hope invited Diller to perform with him in Vietnam in 1966 with his USO troupe during the height of the conflict in that country. Diller seemed to be everywhere in pop culture in the 1960s. She appeared regularly as a special guest on many television programs during that decade. For example, she did a stint as one of the What's My Line? Mystery Guests on the popular Sunday Night CBS-TV program. The blindfolded panel on that evening's broadcast included Sammy Davis, Jr., and they were able to discern Diller's identity by way of her distinctive laugh in just three guesses. Bob Hope, KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was an English-Born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel, well known for his good natured humor and career longevity. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Boy, Did I Get A Wrong Number!, a 1966 movie comedy, features a gorgeous actress named Didi (Elke Sommer) whos become more famous for commercials involving bubble baths than for acting. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... USO is a TLA that may stand for: Unidentified submarine object Udaipur Solar Observatory Ultra stable oscillator Unidentified submarine object or Unidentified swimming object or Unidentified submersible object Union der Schülerorganisationen (uso. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... radio and United States. ... This article is about the entertainer. ...


Self-deprecating to a fault, a typical Diller joke had her running after a garbage truck pulling away from her curb. "Am I too late?" she'd yell. The driver's reply: "No, jump right in!"


Though her main claim to fame is her stand-up comedy act, Diller also has appeared in other films besides the three mentioned above, including a cameo appearance as Texas Guinan, the wisecracking nightclub hostess in the 1961 Hollywood production of Splendor in the Grass. She appeared in more than a dozen, usually low-budget movies, including as The Monster's Mate in the Rankin/Bass animated cult classic Mad Monster Party (1967), co-starring Boris Karloff. Diller also starred in two brief television series: The Pruitts of Southampton on ABC in 1966 and the variety show The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show on NBC in 1968. More recent television appearances for Diller have included a guest spot on the long-running family drama, 7th Heaven, where she hilariously boozed it up while cooking dinner for the household. She posed for Playboy, but the photos were never run in the magazine. Her voice can be heard on Scooby Doo as herself, Jimmy Neutron as Jimmy's grandmother, and on Family Guy. Martin Scorsese appears briefly in an uncredited role in this scene from his feature film Taxi Driver. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Splendor in the Grass, an American movie from 1961, tells a story of sexual repression. ... Mad Monster Party (sometimes listed as Mad Monster Party?) is a movie that was made in 1967 by Rankin/Bass. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Boris Karloff (born William Henry Pratt) (East Dulwich, November 23, 1887 – February 2, 1969) was an English actor, who emigrated to Canada in the 1910s, best known for his roles in horror films and the creation of the Monster in 1931s Frankenstein. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... The Pruitts of Southampton was a situation comedy that aired during the 1966 - 1967 television season on the ABC network. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits, especially on television. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Playboy is an American Mens magazine, founded in 1953 by Hugh Hefner and his associates, which has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc. ... Scooby-Doo IS THE SHIT is a short ass-running American animated television series produced for your mom Saturday morning television in several different versions from 1969 to the present. ... This article is about the character. ... Family Guy is an Emmy award winning American animated television series about a nuclear family in the fictional town of Quahog (IPA or ), Rhode Island. ...


More recently, additional Hollywood films have continued to capitalize on Diller's charm and recognizability. In 1998, Diller parlayed her unique cackle into the vocals for the Queen in Disney/Pixar's animated movie A Bug's Life. In 2005, Diller was featured as one of many contemporary comics in a documentary film, The Aristocrats. Diller, who avoids working blue, did a version of an old, risque vaudeville routine in which she describes herself passing out when she first heard the joke, forgetting the actual content of the joke. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Walt Disney Pictures logo (2006-present) Walt Disney Pictures refers to several different entities associated with The Walt Disney Company: // Walt Disney Pictures, the film banner, was established as a designation in 1983, prior to which Disney films since the death of Walt Disney were released under the name of... Pixars studio lot in Emeryville Pixar Animation Studios is an American seven time Academy Award winning computer animation studio based in Emeryville, California (USA). ... A Bugs Life is a computer animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution in the United States on November 14, 1998, and in the United Kingdom on 5 February 1999. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Aristocrats is a 2005 documentary film about the infamous dirty joke of the same name. ... Blue comedy is comedy that is profane or obscene. ...


On January 24, 2007, she appeared on The Tonight Show and performed stand-up, before chatting with Jay Leno. Leno asked her to come back on her birthday for a celebration, and she said she'd be delighted. January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jay Leno (born James Douglas Muir Leno April 28, 1950) is an Emmy-winning American comedian who is best known as the current host of NBC televisions long-running variety and talk program The Tonight Show. ...


Diller had a cameo appearance in an episode of ABC's Boston Legal on April 10, 2007. She appeared as herself, confronting William Shatner's Denny Crane character, alleging to have had a torrid love affair with him in the past. They seemed to have enjoyed a romantic moment in a foxhole during World War II. Boston Legal is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American dramedy television series that began airing on ABC on October 3rd, 2004. ... April 10 is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... William Shatner (born on March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor who gained fame for playing James Tiberius Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven of the subsequent movies. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Diller is a member of the Society of Singers, which supports singers in need. In June 2001 at the request of fellow Society member and producer Scott Sherman, she appeared at Kansas City and Philadelphia Pride events in support of gay pride and rights. The mayor of Philadelphia officially proclaimed June 8, 2001, as "Phyllis Diller Day" in Philadelphia. Onstage she was presented an official proclamation to a standing ovation. In 2006, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom proclaimed February 5, 2006 "Phyllis Diller Day in San Francisco," which she accepted by phone. The Society of Singers (established 1984) is a not for profit charitable organisation based in Los Angeles, California. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... The gay pride or simply pride campaign has three main premises: that people should be proud of their sexual orientation and gender identity, that sexual diversity is a gift, and that sexual orientation and gender identity are inherent and cannot be intentionally altered. ... June 8 is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


She has also recorded at least five comedy LP's, one of which was Born To Sing, released as Columbia CS 9523. Born to Sing was En Vogues debut album which was released in 1990. ...


Although known for decades for waving cigarette holders in her comedy act, Diller is a lifelong nonsmoker, and the cigarette holders were stage props that the nonsmoking comedian had specially constructed as props.


Personal life

Diller, a longtime resident of Brentwood, California, credits much of her success to Bob Hope, in large part because he included her in the pictures and Vietnam USO shows mentioned above. She is an accomplished pianist as well as a painter. Brentwood is an affluent district in the West Los Angeles region of Los Angeles, California, United States; it is sometimes confused with Brentwood, California in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Bob Hope, KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was an English-Born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel, well known for his good natured humor and career longevity. ...


Diller has candidly discussed her plastic surgery, a series of procedures first undertaken in the early 1970s, which changed her persona from being deliberately ugly to somewhat chic for her age. Following the initial procedures, Diller also adopted a more stylish hairdo, and opted for more conservative and flattering make-up and clothing. Diller's efforts have drawn numerous awards and acknowledgments from plastic surgeons and medical organizations. “Facial reconstruction” redirects here. ...


Diller has been married three times, divorced twice, and widowed once. She has five children from her marriage to her first husband, Sherwood Diller. Diller's daughter has suffered from schizophrenia for most of her life. Diller's second husband was Warde Donovan. Diller is a grandmother to four — Paul, Michael, Chris and Cory. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times in December 2006, Diller briefly mentions that one (or possibly more) of her children predeceased her, and that her youngest son Perry, now 55, oversees her affairs today. The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California and distributed throughout the Western United States. ... December 2006 is the twelfth and final month of the year and will begin in 2 day(s). ...


Most recently, Diller has suffered serious medical problems, including a heart attack in 1999. After a hospital stay she was fitted with a pacemaker and released. A bad fall resulted in her being hospitalized for tests on her head and pacemaker in 2005. She has since retired from stand-up comedy appearances. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI or MI), more commonly known as a heart attack, is a disease state that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... The term pacemaker has multiple meanings: In sports, a pacemaker or pacer is a competitor who enters an athletics race with little or no intention of winning, but purely to set a fast pace for other competitors to follow. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2005, she wrote her autobiography titled Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse. A direct-to-DVD version of the project, complete with early live clips of Diller, and interviews with her showbiz colleagues including Don Rickles, among others, was released in December, 2006. A screenplay about Diller's early years in stand-up, according to blind items in the trades, is in preproduction with Patricia Clarkson slated to play the comedienne in a film due to be released in 2007. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... Donald Jay Rickles (born May 8, 1926 in New York City, New York) is an American comedian and actor. ... Patricia Clarkson as Sarah OConnor on Six Feet Under Patricia Davies Clarkson (born December 29, 1959) is an American Academy Award-nominated actress. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


In 1993 she was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The St. ...


Filmography

Upcoming: Splendor in the Grass, an American movie from 1961, tells a story of sexual repression. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... The Fat Spy is a 1966 film, directed by Joseph Cates and written by Matthew Andrews. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Boy, Did I Get A Wrong Number!, a 1966 movie comedy, features a gorgeous actress named Didi (Elke Sommer) whos become more famous for commercials involving bubble baths than for acting. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Mad Monster Party (sometimes listed as Mad Monster Party?) is a movie that was made in 1967 by Rankin/Bass. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... The Private Navy of Sgt. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... The Adding Machine was a 1923 play by Elmer Rice, and is generally considered to be the first American Expressionist play. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Mooch Goes to Hollywood is a 1971 family film about an ambitious dog and her attempts to become a canine star after befriending Zsa Zsa Gabor, who provides the pooch with the skinny on the INs and OUTs of achieving Hollywood fame. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... The Lion Roars Again is a short film that documents an event that was hosted by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Sunshine Boys is a comic play by Neil Simon. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... The Nutcracker Prince is a 1990 animated film made by Lacewood Productions, and released by Warner Bros. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The Boneyard is a 1991 horror film directed by James Cummins. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The Perfect Man is a 2005 romantic comedy drama film directed by Mark Rosman and written by Gina Wendkos. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Happily Ever After can refer to: Happily Ever After, a compilation double-LP comprising The Cure albums Seventeen Seconds and Faith; it was a U.S.-only issue by A&M Records. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The Silence of the Hams aka Il Silenzio dei Prosciutti (1994) is a comedy movie directed and written by Ezio Greggio. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... A Bugs Life is a computer animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution in the United States on November 14, 1998, and in the United Kingdom on 5 February 1999. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Last Place on Earth was a 1985 Central Televison production based around the book of the same name by Roland Huntford. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Bitter Jester is a film starring Maya DeGiorgio, Ken, and Jody Delgiorno. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motocross Kids DVD cover Motocross Kids a. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Aristocrats is a 2005 documentary film about the infamous dirty joke of the same name. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Who Killed the Electric Car? is a 2006 documentary film that explores the birth, limited commercialization, and subsequent death of the battery electric vehicle in the United States, specifically the General Motors EV1 of the 1990s. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

The Last Guy on Earth is a 2006 movie which is a romantic comedy that stars Rob Schneider and includes Yasmine Bleeth and many other famous actresses. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

TV work

The Pruitts of Southampton was a situation comedy that aired during the 1966 - 1967 television season on the ABC network. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... The Boyle family Wait Till Your Father Gets Home was an animated television series produced from 1972 to 1974 by Hanna-Barbera which aired in first-run syndication in the United States. ... Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... The Muppet Show was a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand-operated puppets, typically with oversized eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the 1976 Gregorian calendar. ... The Gong Show was a television variety show spoof broadcast on NBCs daytime schedule from June 14, 1976 through July 21, 1978 and in first-run syndication in the U.S. from 1976 to 1980. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the 1976 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... // Circus of the Stars was an annual television special, broadcast by the CBS network in the United States, in which celebrities performed circus-type acts. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a work of childrens literature by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Captain Planet and the Planeteers is an American animated environmentalist television program, created by Ted Turner and produced by Barbara Pyle and Nicholas Boxer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Blossom was a half-hour comedy television series broadcast from 1991 to 1995 on NBC, Mondays at 8:30pm (after The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Titus was an Emmy-nominated American dark-comedy sitcom that debuted on FOX in 2000. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is a spin-off of the Oscar-nominated computer-animated movie; Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, first officially aired in September 2002. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hollywood Squares title screen The Hollywood Squares was an American television comedy and game show in which two contestants play tic-tac-toe to win money and prizes. ... Robot Chicken is an American stop motion animated television series created by Stoop!d Monkey and Sony Pictures Digital and produced by ShadowMachine Films, currently airing in the US as a part of Cartoon Networks Adult Swim line-up, in Britain as part of the Bravos Adult Swim... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Last Comic Standing is a reality television talent show that premiered in 2003. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bold and the Beautiful (often called Bold or annotated to B&B) is an American television soap opera, created by Lee Phillip Bell and William J. Bell. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Family Guy is an Emmy award winning American animated television series about a nuclear family in the fictional town of Quahog (IPA or ), Rhode Island. ... “Mother Tucker” is the second episode of season five of animated series Family Guy. ... Thelma Griffin (formerly known as Rose) (born c1924) is a fictional character on the animated television series Family Guy. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Boston Legal is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American dramedy television series that began airing on ABC on October 3rd, 2004. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...

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Diller’s memorable performance on the show sparked the advent of her national exposure.
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