"I first loved Phyllis' quote about short skirts... if skirts got any shorter, she was going to need her legs fixed ..."They don't go all the way up!"
Second, I enjoyed in her show, "The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show", a skit with Sonny and Cher, where Phyllis was playing the harpsichord (my instrument) and sounded not bad at all . They played "Back to Bach" after a few hits and misses. Actually not bad!"
– Anne Peterson Gasser, Fan,
Redwood City, CA, Sep 05, 2012
"She was a very funny lady! I grew up watching her on the movie screen with Bob Hope & a bunch of other famous actors & she was always just so comedic. I will miss seeing her & hearing that famous laugh of hers. Rest well Phyllis, I will miss you, the world is a little less funny now."
– Helen Cremer, Admirer/Fan,
Sep 05, 2012
"Your comedic talent was awesome, and your musicianship, beyond impeccable. Such a talented artiste will be truly missed by us all! Rest in peace, o funny & musical lady!!"
– David Walach, longtime fan,
Sep 04, 2012
"I was a teenager when I first began to enjoy the comedy of Phyllis. That was back in the day when people enjoyed good, clean fun. It is sad to see that comedians have lowered their standards to get a laugh. Jesus says the meek shall inherit the earth. Hopefully, Phyllis will be rewarded for all of the laughs she provided in the world"
– georgia hendley, fan,
winder, GA, Aug 31, 2012
"I grew up having Miss Diller make me laugh . As a very young child I nick named my mother Phyllis. When we would be shopping and my mother least expect it and I made sure that I had some distance between my mother and myself, I would shout out load" Phyllis are you looking for this and would be holding up the biggest bra I could fined." Of course mom would turn red in the face and want to kill me but knew it was all in fun. We enjoyed going to see her when ever she was in town. She was one of a kind and will be deeply missed. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.
She will always have a place in my heart till I die and hope to see her again in heaven."