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"We lost a comedy legend today. Phyllis Diller was the queen of the one-liners. She was a pioneer." -Ellen DeGeneres (Photo courtesy of Pioneers of Television)


Phyllis Diller, pioneering woman of comedy, dies at 95 in Los Angeles

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Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller was known for her electrified hairdo and outlandish wardrobe, the zany housewife-turned-comedian made her comedy club debut at the age of 37. Famed for her self-deprecating jokes, Diller enjoyed a long career in clubs, movies and TV. She was 95.

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Phyllis Diller - Photos - Remembering Phyllis Diller's career in comedy

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Richard Pryor, one of the first black men ever on television, is known as one of the greatest American comics of all time. Learn more about his career with ICONS.

Groucho Marx (American comedian film television radio star) known for his quick wit and considered one of the twentieth century's best comedy star. He is most noted for his radio then turned television game show, "You Bet Your Life." His signature look with heavy black grease make up and mustache large frame glasses and big nose.


Ellen says it right…


Charlie Chaplin in Easy Street c.1917. "Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot. . . To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!"

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Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks, director, producer, writer and actor, is in an elite group as one of the few entertainers to earn all four major entertainment prizes – the Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar.

Actor and comedian Robin Williams delighted audiences with his quirky and manic comedic style in roles like "Mork and Mindy" and "Mrs. Doubtfire". He was also an accomplished (and Juilliard-trained) dramatic actor, appearing in films like "Dead Poets Society" and "Good Will Hunting". See his multiple appearances on PBS. (photo: Vera Anderson/WireImage)

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Tribute to Rodney Dangerfield - Prince of the One-Liners

Rodney Dangerfield - Rodney Dangerfield - Comedian & actor, known for the catchphrases "I don't get no respect!," "No respect, no respect at all... that's the story of my life" or "I get no respect, I tell ya" & his monologues on that theme. He is also famous for his 1980s film roles, notably in Easy Money, Caddyshack, and Back To School.

Bonnie Gail Franklin (January 6, 1944 – March 1, 2013) was an American actress, best known for her leading role as divorced mother Ann Romano in the television series One Day at a Time (1975-1984, CBS). She was nominated for Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe Awards. Franklin first appeared on television at age 9 in The Colgate Comedy Hour. She debuted on Broadway in 1970 in the musical Applause, earning a Tony Award nomination.