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Phyllis Diller (I) (1917–2012)


The indefatigable nonagenarian finally put out an autobiography in 2005 and entitled it "Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse", which pretty much says it all when recalling the misfit life and career of the fabulous, one-of-a-kind Phyllis Diller. It may inspire all those bored, discouraged and/or directionless housewives out there to know that the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

A Bug's Life
A Bug's Life Queen
(1998)
Eight on the Lam
(1967)
Mad Monster Party?
Mad Monster Party? The Monster's Mate
(1967)
The Phyllis Diller Show
The Phyllis Diller Show Phyllis Pruitt
(1966-1967)

Filmography

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 1997-2012 The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series)
Gladys Pope
- Episode #1.6277 (2012) ... Gladys Pope
- Episode #1.6276 (2012) ... Gladys Pope
- Episode #1.4433 (2004) ... Gladys Pope
- Episode #1.4205 (2004) ... Gladys Pope
- Episode #1.4109 (2003) ... Gladys Pope
 2009 Family Dinner (Video short)
Grandma Liz O'Connell (uncredited)
 2009 The Hipsters
 2008 Light of Olympia
Pelops (voice)
 2006-2007 Family Guy (TV Series)
Thelma / Peter's Mom / Thelma Griffin
- Padre de Familia (2007) ... Thelma (voice)
- Peter's Two Dads (2007) ... Peter's Mom (voice)
- Mother Tucker (2006) ... Thelma Griffin (voice)
 2006 Casper's Scare School (TV Movie)
Aunt Spitzy (voice)
 2006 Forget About It
Mrs. Hertzberg
 2006 Unbeatable Harold
Mrs. Clancy
 2006 Everything's Jake
Victoria Pond
 2005 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Mrs. Claus / Mrs. Dorsey / Herself
- Robot Chicken Christmas Special (2005) ... Mrs. Claus (voice)
- Operation Rich in Spirit (2005) ... Mrs. Dorsey / Herself (voice)
 2005 Quintuplets (TV Series)
Aunt Sylvia
- Chutes and Letters (2005) ... Aunt Sylvia
 2004 The Powerpuff Girls (TV Series)
Mask Scara
- A Made Up Story (2004) ... Mask Scara (voice)
 2004 West from North Goes South
The Cashier
 2002-2004 The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (TV Series)
Granny Neutron / Grandma Neutron
- MaternoTron Knows Best/Send in the Clones (2004) ... Granny Neutron
- Granny Baby/Time Is Money (2002) ... Grandma Neutron (voice)
 2004 Motocross Kids
Louise
 2003 Life with Bonnie (TV Series)
Phyllis Frost
- It's a Wonderful Job (2003) ... Phyllis Frost
 1999-2003 7th Heaven (TV Series)
Gabrielle / Mabel
- We Do (2003) ... Gabrielle
- Gabrielle Come Blow Your Horn (2002) ... Gabrielle
- Nobody Knows... (1999) ... Mabel
 2002 Even Stevens (TV Series)
Coach Korns
- Snow Job (2002) ... Coach Korns
 2002 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Bebe
- Look Mom, One Hand! (2002) ... Bebe
 2002 Hip! Edgy! Quirky!
Mrs. Higgenbothen
 2001-2002 Titus (TV Series)
Grandma Titus
- Grandma Titus (2002) ... Grandma Titus
- Houseboat (2001) ... Grandma Titus
 2002 The Last Place on Earth
Mrs. Baskin
 2001 Arli$$ (TV Series)
Phyllis Diller
- As Others See Us (2001) ... Phyllis Diller
 2000 Hollywood Off-Ramp (TV Series)
- Unfunny Girl (2000)
 1999 The Nuttiest Nutcracker (Video)
Sugar Plum Fairy (voice)
 1999 Hey Arnold! (TV Series)
Mitzi
- Grandpa's Sister/Synchronized Swimming (1999) ... Mitzi (voice)
 1999 The Debtors
 1999 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)
Sam
- Two's Company (1999) ... Sam (voice)
 1999 Cow and Chicken (TV Series)
Red's Mom / Cop
 1999 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Lillian
- Escape from Party Island (1999) ... Lillian (voice)
 1998-1999 Emily of New Moon (TV Series)
Great Aunt Nancy Priest
- The Book of Hours (1999) ... Great Aunt Nancy Priest
- The Ghost of Whyther Grange (1998) ... Great Aunt Nancy Priest
 1998 A Bug's Life
Queen (voice)
 1998 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Phyllis Diller
- Talked to Death (1998) ... Phyllis Diller
 1998 Animaniacs (TV Series)
Suzy Squirrel
- The Carpool/The Sunshine Squirrels (1998) ... Suzy Squirrel (voice)
 1997 Peoria Babylon
Painting Owner
 1993-1994 Blossom (TV Series)
Mrs. Peterson
- Oh, Baby (1994) ... Mrs. Peterson
- Sex, Lies and Mrs. Peterson (1994) ... Mrs. Peterson
- Kiss and Tell (1993) ... Mrs. Peterson
 1994 Boy Meets World (TV Series)
Madame Ouspenskaya
- Who's Afraid of Cory Wolf? (1994) ... Madame Ouspenskaya
 1994 Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1994)
 1994 The Silence of the Hams
Old Secretary
 1993 The Perfect Man
Mother
 1993 Dream On (TV Series)
Mrs. Barish
- Oral Sex, Lies and Videotape (1993) ... Mrs. Barish
 1992 Carol Leifer: Gaudy, Bawdy & Blue (TV Movie)
Phyllis Diller
 1991 The Boneyard
Miss Poopinplatz
 1991 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
Dr. Jane Goodair
- Smog Hog (1991) ... Dr. Jane Goodair (voice)
 1990 The Nutcracker Prince
Mousequeen (voice)
 1990 Happily Ever After
Mother Nature (voice)
 1990 227 (TV Series)
Louanne Costello
- The Class of '90 (1990) ... Louanne Costello
 1989 Pucker Up and Bark Like a Dog
Mrs. Frasco
 1988 Doctor Hackenstein
Mrs. Trilling
 1988 Night Heat (TV Series)
Mrs. Malik
- Better Part of Valor (1988) ... Mrs. Malik
 1988 Full House (TV Series)
Phyllis Diller
- But Seriously Folks (1988) ... Phyllis Diller
 1987 Alice Through the Looking Glass (TV Movie)
The White Queen (voice)
 1987 Jonathan Winters: On the Ledge (TV Movie)
Jonathan's Mother
 1985 Glitter (TV Series)
 1985 Tales from the Darkside (TV Series)
Nora Mills
- The Trouble with Mary Jane (1985) ... Nora Mills
 1985 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Phyllis Diller
- You'll Never Get Rich (1985) ... Phyllis Diller
 1984 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Fairy Godmother
- Cinderella Concert (1984) ... Fairy Godmother
 1982 Pink Motel
Margaret
 1979-1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Martha Morse / Viola Penny
 1979 A Pleasure Doing Business
Mrs. Wildebeest
 1978 CHiPs (TV Series)
Wanda
- Crack-Up (1978) ... Wanda
 1975 Uncle Croc's Block (TV Series)
Witchy Goo-Goo
- You Have No Business in Show Business (1975) ... Witchy Goo-Goo
- We Try Harder (1975) ... Witchy Goo-Goo
- The Secret Admirer (1975) ... Witchy Goo-Goo
- The Brat (1975) ... Witchy Goo-Goo
- The Big Switch (1975) ... Witchy Goo-Goo
 1975/I The Sunshine Boys
Perforfmer on Fictional TV Program (uncredited)
 1969-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Sally Walker (segment "Love and the Comedienne") / Edna (segment "Love and the Vacation") / Bella (segment "Love and the Heist") / ...
- Love and the Comedienne/Love and the Lie/Love and the Lifter/Love and the Suspicious Husband (1973) ... Sally Walker (segment "Love and the Comedienne")
- Love and the Heist/Love and the Love Potion/Love and the Teddy Bear (1971) ... Bella (segment "Love and the Heist")
- Love and the Modern Wife/Love and the Phonies/Love and the Single Couple (1969) ... Daphane Daniels (segment "Love and the Phonies")
 1973 Wait Till Your Father Gets Home (TV Series)
Detective Phyllis Dexter
- The Lady Detective (1973) ... Detective Phyllis Dexter (voice)
 1966-1971 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Killer Diller / BoBo Van Beacon / Greta Gargoyle / ...
- Sheriff Hater (1971) ... Killer Diller
- Dial M for Moron (1968) ... Greta Gargoyle
- Love at First Fright (1966) ... Clara Appleby
 1971 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Pamela (segment "Pamela's Voice")
- Pamela's Voice/Lone Survivor/The Doll (1971) ... Pamela (segment "Pamela's Voice")
 1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land (TV Movie)
Belva A. Lockwood
 1969 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Lilli Resphighi
- No Orchids for the Diner (1969) ... Lilli Resphighi
 1969 Get Smart (TV Series)
Maxwell Smart
- Pheasant Under Glass (1969) ... Maxwell Smart (uncredited)
 1969 The Adding Machine
Mrs. Zero
 1969 That's Life (TV Series)
 1968 The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell
Nurse Nellie Krause
 1966-1967 The Phyllis Diller Show (TV Series)
Phyllis Pruitt
- The House Is Not a Zoo (1967) ... Phyllis Pruitt
- Phyllis, the Beauty Queen (1967) ... Phyllis Pruitt
- Krump, the Playboy (1967) ... Phyllis Pruitt
- My Sister-in-Law Phyllis (1967) ... Phyllis Pruitt
- Goddess of Love (1967) ... Phyllis Pruitt
 1967 Eight on the Lam
Golda
 1967 Mad Monster Party?
The Monster's Mate (voice)
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Scrubwoman
- The Minstrel's Shakedown (1966) ... Scrubwoman (uncredited)
 1966 The Fat Spy
Camille Salamander
 1961 Splendor in the Grass
Texas Guinan
Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
Show Show Makeup Department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (8 credits)
Show Show Self (256 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (25 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Million Dollar Wingo Game. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 10 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Phyliss Diller | Phyllis Driver | Warde & Phyllis

Height:

5' 1" (1.55 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

It's a good thing that beauty is only skin deep, or I'd be rotten to the core. See more »

Trivia:

Described her comedy as "tragedy revisited". See more »

Trademark:

Mentioning her fictional husband "Fang" in her stand-up act. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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