Diller made her debut as a comic in March 1955 at The Purple Onion in San Francisco. But her career really took off when Bob Hope had her appear in his TV specials, of which she ended up doing 23 over the years.
Besides the Hope specials, Diller appeared on television in “The New Scooby-Doo Movies,” “The Muppet Show,” “Love American Style” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.”
On the big screen, she appeared in films such as “Splendor in the Grass,” “A Bug’s Life,” “RECOiL” and “The Sunshine Boys.”
She is survived by three of her six children, Perry, Suzanne and Sally. Her son Peter died in 1998 from cancer at the age of 58, her daughter Stephanie died in 2002 from a stroke at 54 and another son lived for two weeks in an incubator after he was born. She was married and divorced twice, and was not married at the time of her death. Continue reading