As a child staying at my grandparents' house, I was always delighted when Phyllis Diller appeared on television. It seems as if they watched the kind of TV programs that would feature someone like Diller. Diller died in Los Angeles on Monday, August 20, 2012. IMDb has an article about her.
Phyllis Diller is credited with opening stand-up comedy for women, and she appeared as a contestant on several game shows. Negromancer sends our condolences to the Diller family. R.I.P., Ms. Diller.