Diller was nearly 40 when she began performing, with five children and a successful career as an advertising copywriter. At the time, women were a rarity in the world of stand-up comedy.Thanks for all the laughs! Here she is on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1969:
AND: Here she is roasting Reagan:
"If you ever get to be President, and I think you may...."
AND: Many commenters are talking about Diller's skill on the harpsichord. Here she is flaunting her talent to Liberace: