Summary: comedienne whose screeching, rapid-fire stand-up comedy helped to open the door for two generations of funny women when she became famous for telling jokes that mocked her unconventional looks, her aversion to housekeeping, and an unseen husband she called Fang that also included her typical one-liner "They say housework can't kill you, but why take the chance?", but who had suffered a near-fatal heart attack in 1999.
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Born: July 17, 1917
Died: August 20, 2012
Location: Los Angeles, California