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Phyllis Diller

Born July 17, 1917

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Phyllis Diller Marker
Inscription.  Born Phyllis Ada Driver, she combined wild costumes untamed hair and a raucous laugh with self-deprecating monologues to create one of comedy's most popular characters. A 1955 club booking skyrocketed her to success: scheduled for two weeks, she stayed 89. After moving to Webster Groves in 1961, Diller honed her act in St. Louis clubs such as Gaslight Square's Crystal Palace. Mid-1960s television routines featuring "Fang," her imaginary husband, brought national acclaim. In addition to her television, film and stage work, Phyllis Diller made five records, wrote four best-selling books and performed on piano with over 100 symphony orchestras.
 
Erected 1993 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.347′ N, 90° 18.229′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard east of Westgate Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6366 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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are within walking distance of this marker. Albert King (a few steps from this marker); William Burroughs (a few steps from this marker); Gyo Obata (a few steps from this marker); Susan Blow (a few steps from this marker); Auguste Chouteau (a few steps from this marker); Shelley Winters (a few steps from this marker); Arthur Holly Compton (a few steps from this marker); Redd Foxx (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWomen
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 27 times since then and 12 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 12, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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