Comedian Phyllis Diller dies at age 95
21 August 2012 Last updated at 03:51 BST
US comedian Phyllis Diller died on Monday morning in Los Angeles at the age of 95, her manager says.
Diller broke into comedy in the 1950s, after a career as an advertising and radio writer.
She was known for her distinctive, cackling laugh, large hair and outlandish costumes.
She suffered a near-fatal heart attack in 1999, and retired in 2002.
Peter Bowes reports from Los Angeles