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Phyllis Diller (1917-1972) was an American actress and comedian.

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A notorious American comic, Phyllis Diller was best-known for an eccentric stage persona instantly recognizable by her wild hair, wildly colorful clothing, and even more wildly exaggerated laugh. On top of her career as a comedian (which spanned both the stage and the screen), Diller also acted in dozens of films from 1961 onwards.

Her first role considered canonical on this Wiki is the 1972 TV production Spooks and Magic, where she played a fictionalized version of herself, a witch (the niece of Madam Mim) who had become the Ghost Host of the Haunted Mansion. She also voiced Mother Nature in 1990's Happily Ever After, the unlicensed theatrical sequel to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and the Queen in Pixar's A Bug's Life (1998). Moving into non-canonical territory, she also hosted an episode of The Muppet Show as herself.

She also notably voiced the Bride of Frankenstein's Monster in the non-Disney 1960's stop-motion animated extravaganza Mad Monster Party, a formative influence on Tim Burton and Henry Selick for The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993).

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