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  1. The Story of Joan Rivers: 24 Famous Friends From Dick Cavett to Donald Trump Construct Stunning Oral History for THR

    8:00 am 9/10/2014

    First she broke ground in 1965 as a 'Tonight Show' guest. "Women were the butt of the joke. They didn't do the joke," says George Schlatter. Later, she hosted her own show, mourned her husband's suicide and shook up the red carpet. From the touching (delivering meals to those with AIDS) to the outrageous (she yelled into the ear of a coma patient, "Wake up, you stupid bitch!"), Rivers' life is reconstructed in never-told detailRead more

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  2. Petersen Museum Auctions Historic Vehicles to Raise Money for Renovations

    6:00 am 8/23/2013

    UPDATE: Attorney General Kamala Harris investigates after Robert Stack's 1957 Mercedes Benz and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson's Deusenberg are sold to help pay for a $20 million Art Deco revamp of the Wilshire Boulevard facility.Read more

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  3. Hollywood Remembers Phyllis Diller: 'She Was a Pioneer'

    5:00 am 8/22/2012

    Carol Burnett, Carl Reiner and "Laugh-In's" George Schlatter recall her patented laugh and her golden touch with jokes: "You never saw Phyllis Diller and didn't at least smile," Reiner tells THR. Read more

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  4. Joan Rivers on Phyllis Diller: 'She Worked Like a Man'

    5:00 am 8/22/2012

    In her own words, the comedian remembers her friend, a pioneering stand-up who paved the way and never had the attitude, "Poor me, I'm a woman."Read more

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  5. Phyllis Diller Performs 'Smile' With Thomas Lauderdale (Audio)

    6:08 am 8/21/2012

    The late actress and comedian recently recorded Charlie Chaplin's version of the standard for the band Pink Martini.Read more

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  6. Legendary Comic Phyllis Diller Dies at 95

    12:11 pm 8/20/2012

    The actress and comedian was famous for her eccentric stage persona of a wild-haired, raspy-voiced housewife. Read more

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  7. Zsa Zsa Gabor Watches Her Anniversary Party From Bed

    11:04 am 8/15/2011

    Quincy Jones, Phyllis Diller, Robert Blake and Frank Stallone were among the guests at the soiree.Read more

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  8. VIDEO: The Hollywood Reporter’s Comedy Legends Roundtable (full video)

    3:43 pm 12/16/2010

    Phyllis Diller, Mel Brooks, Tim Conway, Carl Reiner reveal all to Dick Cavett about their fellow comedians and each other at The Hollywood Reporters' 80th anniversary comedy roundtable. Read more

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