Diller's career began in 1952 at KROW radio in Oakland. She was celebrated for her brand of kooky, odd-ball humor and, in the 1960s, began appearing in TV specials alongside Bob Hope.
These appearances gave way to her very own program, "The Phyllis Diller Show," which aired from 1966-1967 and "The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show" in 1968. She also appeared in dozens of movies, including "Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number." In recent years, Diller did voice overs for such films as "A Bug's Life," "Family Guy" and made a raunchy cameo in 2005's "The Aristocrats."
Diller reportedly died at her Los Angeles home, surrounded by family. The cause of her death has not been released.