Oklahomans reflect on life, career of Phyllis Diller

Oklahomans remember comedian Phyllis Diller, who died Monday at her home at the age of 95.
by Tiffany Gibson Modified: August 22, 2012 at 8:15 am •  Published: August 21, 2012
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The world said goodbye to one of the most influential female comedians of this era when news broke that Phyllis Diller had died at her home Monday.

Diller was best known for making jokes about her appearance and age, as well as a man named Fang. With a unique cackle and smile, Diller stepped onto the stage, ready and willing to deliver her jokes with personality and spunk.

She was sporting that same smile when “she died peacefully in her sleep…,” according to The Associated Press.

Below are tweets from Oklahomans about Diller’s passing and what her career meant to them.


Post a link to your favorite Diller skit below.


by Tiffany Gibson
News Online Editor
Tiffany Gibson has worked for the Oklahoman since August 2011 and is a member of the digital news team. In addition to writing and web editing, she also creates multimedia features for the website and maintains social media accounts. A Tennessee...
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