Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller has died at the age of 95. She is known for self-deprecation. If she wasn’t making fun of herself, she was probably poking fun at her husband, Fang, her mother in law, or her kids.

Diller was one of the few comedians who laughed at her own jokes. And her body language demonstrated that angles are funnier than straight lines.

She got her start in comedy when the stage was occupied mostly by men. She became one of the country’s most popular comedians with a career spanning five decades.

“Photos of me don’t do me justice. They just look like me.”

“Fang and I are always fighting; when we get up in the morning, we don’t kiss; we touch gloves.”

“I’m the only woman who can walk in Central Park at night… and reduce the crime rate.”