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Unforgettable with her electrified hairdos and outlandish outfits, Phyllis Diller began her career in comedy as "the world's worst housewife" and rose to great popularity as she delighted ... See full summary »

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Ingrid Chapman
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Unforgettable with her electrified hairdos and outlandish outfits, Phyllis Diller began her career in comedy as "the world's worst housewife" and rose to great popularity as she delighted in mocking herself and her "husband," Fang. Consisting of entirely new footage, this award-winning film traces Diller's groundbreaking career from its modest beginnings to her extraordinary success and also explores her off-stage life at home, providing a rare glimpse at the real, multi-faceted woman behind the image. Leading up to Diller's farewell stand-up performance, the film captures the comic's press conference, rehearsal and candid dressing room conversation as she prepares to hang up her wigs after 47 incredible years of making people laugh. Fellow comedians Roseanne Barr, David Brenner, Red Buttons, Don Rickles, Rip Taylor, Lily Tomlin and many more reflect on Diller's powerful legacy. Written by Anonymous

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Go under the wigs and behind the scenes as the Queen of Comedy, Phyllis Diller, goes out on top.

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A great tribute to a ground-breaking comic legend
23 December 2004 | by (San Diego, CA, United States) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate to attend the World Premiere of this outstanding biomovie with Mrs Diller and her impressive entourage in attendance, including the filmmaker Gregg Barson and her publicist Milt Suchin. The post-screening address to the gushing audience was an indescribable treat. Mrs Diller can still fire off the hilarious zingers...and the laugh we all love is still there. What a great accomplishment by the San Diego Film Festival to have Mrs Diller there!

The film brings you up close and personal to the legendary comic's last professional stand-up performance in Las Vegas...with an audience loaded with other comic greats paying their respects. Many give personal and poignant on-camera tributes.

Mrs Diller takes you on a personal tour of her residence and shares the love, her family and friendships cultivated over a very accomplished career. We also learn that Mrs Diller is an extremely talented classical pianist/musician (who performed with many symphony orchestras over a ten-year period) and artist, whose paintings are highly-acclaimed.

All of that talent ... plus a ton of love, class, eternal optimism and humor throughout. Reliving her early challenge of breaking into a male-dominated profession in the 1950s to present day, the life lessons learned from this film and Mrs Diller are profound and powerful. Moviegoers of all ages will love this film. As a matter of fact, like other classic human beings that come along, Mrs Diller is ageless as is her work and message. You will laugh uproariously...you will reflect...you will get choked up. Phyllis Diller's life story will renew your faith that drive, the development of one's talents and diligence are, indeed, their own reward! Well done, Mr Barson...and, Mrs Diller... we love you, too!


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