Her friends Phyllis Cunningham, 75, and Eva-Lee Baird, 74, stood with her.
Phyllis Diller, who died Monday at 95, paved the way for generations of female comedians.
For clinical psychologist Phyllis Zilkha, the potential complications of surgery are not just physical.
fem. proper name, generic proper name for a comely rustic maiden in pastoral poetry (1630s), from Latin Phyllis, a girl's name in Virgil, Horace, etc., from Greek Phyllis, female name, literally "foliage of a tree," from phyllon leaf," from PIE *bholyo- "leaf," from root *bhel- (3) "to thrive, bloom," possibly identical with *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole). In English, often spelled Phillis, probably from influence of phil- "loving." Her sweetheart usually was Philander.