Thursday, July 16, 2009
Happy Birthday Phyllis Diller 7-17-1917
Actress/Comedienne Phyllis Diller was born on July 17, 1917.
I had the great pleasure of meeting this fabulous legend of comedy a few years ago at a book signing. She was somewhat feeble but still so sharp and full of enthusiasm as she autographed my 45 of “Delicious” (a classic novelty record that was recorded with Jim Backus in 1958). What I really found interesting was that she claimed to have never heard the record after it was manufactured, so I burned a CD with a scan of the Jubilee label pasted on the disc and sent it to her. Two weeks later, I received a special note of thanks and gratitude from Miss Diller that now sits in a scrap book of my Hollywood experiences.