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My Heroes

Welcome to my fan site! I will be updating periodically on the persons who have inspired me throughout my life. Some are historical; others are contemporary.

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On this site I'll include everything about my heroes, including photos, a biography, and his/her influence on my life.

On this home page, I might include some information about how I originally became a fan and about what makes this hero so special in my estimation.

Thanks for taking a look at my site. Be sure to send me a private e-mail with your thoughts and suggestions.

Not all my heroes are dead, but  Phyllis Diller occupies this first page. "Biography" had a special on Biography (I think in August 2001, and repeated in July 2002). I've always admired the zaniness that she joked about women's points of view. She has the distinction of being a perennial favorite and a pioneer in the field of standup comics.
When Phyl was 85, she opened for Barbra Streisand's lifetime-acheivement award in 2002 with a joke about dying, just two years after suffering a massive heart attack. I must learn to take life's tragedies and laugh at them, too.

Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller is someone who can take tragedy and laugh at it.

sketch of Phyllis Diller in 1986