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Phyllis Diller, who 'broke the way for every woman comedian', dies aged 95

Phyllis Diller, who "broke the way for every woman comedian", has died at her Los Angeles home aged 95.

Phyllis Diller died aged 95. Credit: REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Diller began her career in 1952 and starred in her own show The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show, she also acted alongside Bob Hope in the film Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number!.

Joan Rivers recently told US television show Watch What Happens Live that Diller "broke the way for every woman comedian".