LOS ANGELES (AP) - Phyllis Diller, the housewife turned humorist who aimed some of her sharpest barbs at herself, has died at age 95 in Los Angeles. Her longtime manager, Milton Suchin, says Diller died Monday morning in her sleep.
She had survived a near-fatal heart attack in 1999. Diller was a staple of nightclubs and television from the 1950s until her retirement in 2002.
She was famous for her distinctive laugh and portrayed herself as a bizarre housewife with a husband named "Fang."