Phyllis Diller: Born to Sing

Phyllis Diller: Born to Sing

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Comedy LP recording of a performance by Phyllis Diller in 1970 titled Phyllis Diller: Born to Sing. Side 1 contains "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction;" "Hello, Young Lovers;" "Bei Mir Bist Du Schon;" "And This Is My Beloved;" "My Man;" and "I Enjoy Being A Girl." Side 2 contains "The Man I Love;" "Nobody Makes A Pass At Me;" "If You've Got The Money (I've Got The Time);" "Medley: 'The Curse Of An Aching Heart;' 'A Bird In A Gilded Cage'"; and "One For My Baby (And One More for the Road)."

Phyllis Diller (1917-2012) began her comedy career in the 1950s at the age of 37 and broke barriers in the comedy world to become the first solo female comic to be a household name. She developed a stage persona of an incompetent housewife and dressed in outlandish outfits with wild hair. Her material focused on self-deprecating jokes that tackled the idealized image of American mothers and homemakers. She also created many mythical personas for her stage act including her “husband” Fang, her “neighbor” Mrs. Clean, and her “mother-in-law” Moby Dick.

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Object Name
Sound Recording
date made
Diller, Phyllis
place made
United States
Physical Description
vinyl (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 12 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in; 31.75 cm x 31.75 cm
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accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Phyllis Diller
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