Mining her housewife role for material, Diller gradually developed the brassy stage persona that led to stardom, which began with gigs on "The Jack Paar Tonight Show." She went on to become a ubiquitous presence on television with appearances on shows such as "The Hollywood Squares," "Laugh-In" and countless talk programs and variety specials. Along the way, she blazed a trail for the likes of Joan Rivers, Roseanne and other funny ladies.
Diller's film work was periodic but includes Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number (1966) and the voice of the queen in the animated hit A Bug's Life (1998). She passed away Aug. 20, 2012.
On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.
- Who Killed the Electric Car?
- Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!
- The Last Place on Earth
- George Burns: The TV Specials
- On Location with Phyllis Diller
- The Aristocrats
- Phyllis Diller: Pretty Face
- Unbeatable Harold
- Rifftrax: Maniac
- Merv Griffin: 40 Interesting People
- John Wayne's Tribute to America
- Psychotic Connections
- Alice Through the Looking Glass
- The Nutcracker Prince
- Happily Ever After
- Everything's Jake
- Goodnight, We Love You
- Casper's Scare School
- How to Live Forever