TMZ reports that Phyllis Diller's health had been declining ever since a recent fall. She died Monday in Los Angeles, surrounded by family.
Diller, who began her career in 1952, will be remembered for many things — her wicked laugh and can't-be-tamed hair among them. She appeared in 23 films with Bob Hope, ran her own TV show, became a fixture in The New Scooby-Doo Movies, and even posed for Playboy. (Before you hit Google, know the photos were never released.)
But Diller's real legacy is the road she paved for today's female comedians.
Here, we remember Diller for her unparalleled brand of nuttiness:
"It's a good thing that beauty is only skin deep, or I'd be rotten to the core."
"Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?"
“His finest hour lasted a minute and a half.”
"My photographs don't do me justice — they just look like me."
"A bachelor is a guy who never made the same mistake once."
“Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.”
"I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them."
“Women want men, careers, money, children, friends, luxury, comfort, independence, freedom, respect, love, and a $3 pantyhose that won't run.”
“My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.”
"Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home."