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The Valeyard
08-20-12, 03:19 PM
Hollywood Reporter just posted:

Legendary Comic Phyllis Diller Dies at 95
The actress and comedian was famous for her eccentric stage persona of a wild-haired housewife.

Phyllis Diller died Monday morning, at 9:30 a.m., at her Los Angeles Home, her longtime manager Milt Suchin confirms to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 95.

"The world has lost a true trailblazer, a gracious and kind woman, beloved by all," Suchin tells The Hollywood Reporter.

More to come...


Story is being updated as I copy and paste. Not a good way to start the week.

Hollywood Reporter (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/legendary-comic-phyllis-diller-dies-364098)

van der graaf
08-20-12, 03:19 PM
Huh...didn't know plastic and silicone could die...






















R.I.P.

antspawn
08-20-12, 03:21 PM
RIP sweety pie

:rip:

Jaymole
08-20-12, 03:23 PM
Did she commit suicide, and if so, was it because she was caught molesting children?

JumpCutz
08-20-12, 03:23 PM
I'm still reeling from Tony Scott and now this gut punch.

At least she wasn't a child molester.

EDIT : Damn you Jaymole :lol:

BambooLounge
08-20-12, 03:25 PM
You people making light of this wonderful artist's death make me sick.

She was a bright young artist cut down in her prime who maintained spatial relationships throughout her career.

Shame on you all.

RIP

Jaymole
08-20-12, 03:27 PM
RIP

her TV debut..on You Bet Your life:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/86SyZ12ReIk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

van der graaf
08-20-12, 03:28 PM
You people making light of this wonderful artist's death make me sick.

She was a bright young artist cut down in her prime who maintained spatial relationships throughout her career.

Shame on you all.

RIP

Don't we all? I mean, we all are embodied, geographical beings, no???

But, I do agree, she was still hotter and had a more youthful appearance than Lindsey Lohan.

Cardsfan111
08-20-12, 03:30 PM
I believe my first exposure to her was as a special guest on the Scooby Doo cartoons.

:rip:

PenguinJoe
08-20-12, 03:31 PM
To quote the Beastie Boys (RIP Adrock)

And I got more rhymes than Phyllis Diller

wishbone
08-20-12, 03:40 PM
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.A trailblazer and legend that showed that life can begin at 37... a long, storied life at that.

:rip: Phyllis Diller

Bronkster
08-20-12, 03:43 PM
Haven't kept up with whatever she had been doing the past few decades, but I always liked her when I was kid. She cracked me up.

Rest in peace.

Numanoid
08-20-12, 03:53 PM
A staple of '70s TV. RIP.

Supermallet
08-20-12, 03:58 PM
Damn, she was a good one. RIP.

Obi-Wan Jabroni
08-20-12, 04:07 PM
To quote the Beastie Boys (RIP Adrock)

Adrock is still very much alive.

Mr.Briggs
08-20-12, 04:11 PM
RIP. Who's going to take care of Fang?

RoboDad
08-20-12, 04:20 PM
She was truly one of the great ones. RIP.

PenguinJoe
08-20-12, 04:42 PM
Adrock is still very much alive.

I mean MCA.

modfather
08-20-12, 04:45 PM
Have been a fan of hers since I was a kid in the early 70's. Sad to see her go. :(

clckworang
08-20-12, 04:50 PM
Wow. She was a legend. I remember seeing many appearances from her growing up. Sad news.

MoviePage
08-20-12, 05:04 PM
I remember seeing her on TV a lot when I was growing up. She lived a long, full life.

(And I'm surprised the inevitable "Who'll be the 3rd?" post hasn't shown up yet.)

Perkinsun Dzees
08-20-12, 05:12 PM
Damn, first Tony Scott and now Phyllis Diller.

I wonder who the unlucky 3rd one will be?

Quatermass
08-20-12, 05:26 PM
Damn, first Tony Scott and now Phyllis Diller.

I wonder who the unlucky 3rd one will be?

William Windom


http://news.yahoo.com/comedic-actor-william-windom-dead-88-203842834.html

Comedic actor William Windom dead at 88
Associated PressAssociated Press – 8 mins ago


LOS ANGELES (AP) — William Windom, who won an Emmy Award for his turn in the 1969 TV comedy series "My World And Welcome To It" and went on to score guest appearances on several popular shows, has died.

Windom died Thursday of congestive heart failure at his home in Woodacre, north of San Francisco, his wife Patricia told the Los Angeles Times. He was 88.

Windom won acclaim in the short-lived NBC series for his role as John Monroe, a writer-cartoonist for a New York magazine who relied on his fantasy life to escape a middle-class Connecticut life.

The series was based on the work of the humorist James Thurber and Windom went on to develop a one-man touring act inspired by the same whimsical Americana.

Born in New York City on Sept. 28, 1923, Windom was named after his great-grandfather, a Minnesota congressman and former U.S. Treasury secretary. He attended Williams College in Massachusetts before joining the Army as a paratrooper in World War II. He later attended the University of Kentucky, among several other higher-education institutions, and decided to pursue acting.

The easy-going Windom was an in-demand television character actor for decades and scored guest appearances on several American TV staples, including episodes of "Twilight Zone" and "Star Trek" and appeared on more than 50 segments of "Murder, She Wrote" beginning in the mid-1980s. There, Windom played a Maine country doctor opposite series star Angela Lansbury's Jessica Fletcher.

He also played the part of the prosecuting attorney who parries in court with Gregory Peck's Atticus Finch in the 1962 movie "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Married five times, Windom is survived by his wife of 37 years and four children, Rachel, Heather, Hope and Rebel.

Dr Mabuse
08-20-12, 05:54 PM
Damn, she was a good one. RIP.

Yeah. She was cool. 95 is good long run, and she had a hell of good time too.

TomOpus
08-20-12, 08:35 PM
Yeah. She was cool. 95 is good long run, and she had a hell of good time too. Agreed!

bluetoast
08-20-12, 09:41 PM
William Windom

Yeah but he died last week. So either he's the first and this cycle is over, or this is still going on.

Anyway I didn't see much of her work, but knew of her as a kid because of her appearance in one of those special Scooby-Doo celebrity episodes.

Mondo Kane
08-21-12, 04:03 AM
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m92pq3Fwji1qmiov0o1_1280.jpg

Last time I saw her was on The Aristocrats DVD. She told a good Monica Lewinsky joke.

pza2002
08-21-12, 07:26 AM
Ah to have a cigarette in a cartoon without setting off a shitstorm.

rexinnih
08-21-12, 12:01 PM
RIP for Phyllis. Long and entertaining career.

will travel
08-23-12, 02:14 AM
Bad week for women named PHYLLIS.
First Diller then Thaxter.

REST IN PEACE, Ladies.