Joan Rivers pays tribute to Phyllis Diller who has died

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The veteran American comedian, Phyllis Diller, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 95.

She created an onstage persona of a wild-haired, eccentrically dressed housewife, with a husband called Fang and a distinctive crackling laugh.

Mrs Diller was nearly 40 when she began performing and had a long-term on-screen partnership with Bob Hope, appearing in many of his films and television shows.

Joan Rivers paid tribute to her on 5 liveUp All Night.

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