Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller Dead at 95

Brentwood, CA, USA (August 20, 2012) — Phyllis Diller, the groundbreaking comedienne who went on to a prolific career in television, film, Broadway, and books, has passed away of natural causes.   Her Los Angeles Times obituary can be found here.

In the late 1960’s, a Phyllis Diller marionette was included as part of Tony Urbano’s puppet show at the Universal Studios Tour.  Ms Diller recorded dialogue for the figure.  It currently resides in the collection of the International Puppetry Museum in Pasadena, CA, USA.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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