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.
“Women want men, careers, money, children, friends, luxury, comfort, independence, freedom, respect, love, and a $3 pantyhose that won't run.”