Phyllis Diller will be sorely missed. At age 38, she made her stand-up debut at the Purple Onion in San Francisco. She was only supposed to have a two-week gig there, but was so popular that it turned into a year-and-a-half engagement.
I've put up a few quotes from Eight On A Lam up today. While not a cinematic masterpiece, it is a fairly typical sample of the 1960s screwball comedies and also starred Bob Hope and Jonathan Winters.
To learn more about her, in her own words, I suggest you read her autobiography: Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse .