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Captain Kangaroo Puppeteer Cosmo Allegretti Dies Aged 86

By Elinor Cosgrave | 8th August 2013

Cosmo Allegretti, the puppeteer who made his name on the children's show Captain Kangaroo, died on July 26. The sad news was confirmed by his friend, attorney John Munzel, who made the announcement on Wednesday...

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Phyllis Diller's Ashes To Be Scattered At Sea

7th September 2012

The ashes of legendary comedienne Phyllis Diller will be scattered at sea to honour her final wish.The star passed away at her Los Angeles home last month (Aug12), aged 95, but she made clear to...

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Roseanne Barr: 'Phyllis Diller Was A Genius'

22nd August 2012

Actress Roseanne Barr has remembered legendary comic Phyllis Diller as a "genius" in a touching article online.The veteran star passed away on Monday (20Aug12), aged 95, and celebrities like Barbra Streisand, Joan Rivers and Whoopi...

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Last Phyllis Diller Song Released Online

22nd August 2012

The last song ever recorded by comedienne Phyllis Diller is to be released in her memory.Thomas Lauderdale from the orchestral collective Pink Martini worked with the legendary funnywoman on a cover of Charlie Chaplain's Smile...

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Phyllis Diller: Legendary Comic Dies "With A Smile On Her Face"

21st August 2012

Phyllis Diller 's iconic laugh will be heard no more. The legendary humourist has died at the age of 95, at her home in Los Angeles. Her longtime manager Milton Suchin said that she died...

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The Things They Tweet 3071

21st August 2012

"I adored her. She was a wondrous spirit who was great to me." Superstar Barbra Streisand is saddened by the passing of comedy icon Phyllis Diller, who died on Monday (20Aug12), aged 95.

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Tributes Pour In For Phyllis Diller

20th August 2012

Joan Rivers, Whoopi Goldberg and Kiefer Sutherland are leading the tributes to late comedy icon Phyllis Diller following her death on Monday (20Aug12).The actress died in her sleep at the age of 95, and tributes...

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Comedienne Phyllis Diller Dies

20th August 2012

Comedy legend Phyllis Diller has died at the age of 95.The veteran star, who is credited with paving the way for female comediennes, passed away in her sleep at her Los Angeles home on Monday...

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Comedienne Phyllis Diller Dies

20th August 2012

Comedy legend Phyllis Diller has died at the age of 95.The star, who is credited with paving the way for female comediennes, passed away at her Los Angeles home on Monday (20Aug12), months after falling...

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Zsa Zsa Gabor Enjoyed Anniversary Party

16th August 2011

Zsa Zsa Gabor's husband says she had a "great time" at her anniversary party.The 94-year-old actress and her husband Prince Frederic von Anhalt were joined by 100 guests at their Los Angeles home on Sunday...

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Zsa Zsa Gabor Celebrates 25th Wedding Anniversary

15th August 2011

Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hollywood actress who has endured numerous health problems in recent years, celebrated her silver wedding anniversary on Sunday (14th August 2011). 94-year-old Gabor and her husband Frederic Prinz Von Anhalt held...

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The Things They Say 15555

25th February 2010

"Men - I just love them! The male of the species has been keeping women young since the dawn of time... I guess you could say I'm Hollywood's oldest cougar. And I'm damn proud of...

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Diller Scraps Televised Birthday Celebration

12th July 2007

Veteran comedienne PHYLLIS DILLER has been forced to cancel a televised birthday celebration after fracturing her back. The comic was slated to celebrate her 90th birthday with an appearance on America's The Tonight Show, but...

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Comedy Writer Mccormick Dies

1st August 2005

Beloved US comedy writer PAT McCORMICK has died at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. He was 78. A regular on top 1970s TV variety shows, McCormick made a name...

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Diller Recuperating From Surgery

26th April 2005

LATEST: Veteran comedienne PHYLLIS DILLER has undergone surgery for fractures in her neck sustained when she fell out of bed at her Brentwood, California, mansion last week (ends22APR05). The 87-year-old star's "prognosis is great"...

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Diller Injured Following Fall

23rd April 2005

Veteran comedienne PHYLLIS DILLER has hurt her head and neck after falling out of bed. The 87-year-old star was in her Brentwood, California, mansion when the incident occurred early Monday (18APR05). Her manager...

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Clarkson To Play Diller

28th March 2005

American comedienne PHYLLIS DILLER's remarkable life is to be turned into a new biopic with acclaimed PIECES OF APRIL actress PATRICIA CLARKSON in the lead role. The 87-year-old comic is also planning a return...

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Diller Dreads Daughter's Reaction To Tell-all Book

4th March 2005

Comedienne PHYLLIS DILLER is anxious about her daughter's reaction to her forthcoming autobiography - which takes an unflinching look at her life. The 87-year-old funnywoman talks about raising five children alone, beginning her career...

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Hollywood Remembers Bob Hope At Memorial Service

28th August 2003

Hundreds of Hollywood stars turned out yesterday (27AUG03) to pay their respects to late comedy veteran BOB HOPE at a special Mass. Hope's memorial service was held at ST. CHARLES BORROMEO CHURCH in North...

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Hope Walk Of Fame.s Citizen Of The Century

11th April 2003

Comedian BOB HOPE has been given the prestigious honour of Citizen of the Century, by Los Angeles' famous Hollywood Walk Of Fame. The honourary OSCAR winner will be honoured with a plaque outside the...

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