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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 »

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 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)
 2005 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Mrs. Claus / Mrs. Dorsey / Herself
- Operation Rich in Spirit (2005) ... Mrs. Dorsey / Herself (voice)
 2005 Quintuplets (TV Series)
Aunt Sylvia
 2004 The Powerpuff Girls (TV Series)
Mask Scara
- A Made Up Story (2004) ... Mask Scara (voice)
 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)
- Look Mom, One Hand! (2002) ... Bebe
 2001-2002 Titus (TV Series)
Grandma Titus
- Houseboat (2001) ... Grandma Titus
 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)
 1999 The Debtors
 1999 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)
- Two's Company (1999) ... Sam (voice)
 1999 King of the Hill (TV Series)
- Escape from Party Island (1999) ... Lillian (voice)
 1998 A Bug's Life
Queen (voice)
 1993-1994 Blossom (TV Series)
Mrs. Peterson
- Oh, Baby (1994) ... Mrs. Peterson
 1994 Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1994)
 1991 The Boneyard
Miss Poopinplatz
 1990 227 (TV Series)
Louanne Costello
 1988 Night Heat (TV Series)
Mrs. Malik
 1988 Full House (TV Series)
Phyllis Diller
- But Seriously Folks (1988) ... Phyllis Diller
 1985 Glitter (TV Series)
 1985 The Jeffersons (TV Series)
Phyllis Diller
- You'll Never Get Rich (1985) ... Phyllis Diller
 1978 CHiPs (TV Series)
- Crack-Up (1978) ... Wanda
 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")
 1971-1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Photo on Desk-Sargent's Wife / Pamela (segment "Pamela's Voice")
- Deliveries in the Rear/Stop Killing Me/Dead Weight (1972) ... Photo on Desk-Sargent's Wife (uncredited)
- Pamela's Voice/Lone Survivor/The Doll (1971) ... Pamela (segment "Pamela's Voice")
 1969 Get Smart (TV Series)
Maxwell Smart
- Pheasant Under Glass (1969) ... Maxwell Smart (uncredited)
 1969 That's Life (TV Series)
 1967 Mad Monster Party?
The Monster's Mate (voice)
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
- The Minstrel's Shakedown (1966) ... Scrubwoman (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (5 credits)
Show Show Makeup Department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (8 credits)
Show Show Self (237 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (20 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "The Joys of Aging--and How to Avoid Them: Can Sex Keep You Young? And Other Silly Questions". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Phyliss Diller | Phyllis Driver


5' 1" (1.55 m)

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Personal Quote:

Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going. See more »


Studied at Chicago's Sherwood Music Conservatory for three years before eloping with Sherwood Anderson Diller in 1939. See more »


Her distinctive cackling laugh See more »

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