Pioneering comedian Phyllis Diller dies at age 95

File photo of comedienne Phyllis Diller at a memorial mass for entertainer Bob HopeLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Comedian Phyllis Diller, the former housewife whose raucous cackle and jokes about her own looks made her one of America's first female stand-up comedy stars, died in her sleep on Monday at age 95, her longtime manager said. Diller was found in her bed at her home in the affluent Brentwood section of Los Angeles by her son, Perry, who had come to visit her, manager Milt Suchin said. "She had a smile on her face, as you'd expect," Suchin told Reuters. Her publicist, Fred Wostbrock, called her "a true pioneer" and "the first lady of stand-up comedy. …