Phyllis Diller, a veteran actress and comedienne, died of old age in a peaceful manner in her sleep last Monday, according to her manager. She has been known for her unique humor that focuses on self-deprecation. She died in her home at Los Angeles. You might think that this event has nothing to do with forex news, but you are wrong.
General sentiments in the foreign exchange market have gone a bit low with the death of the icon. It somewhat affected the volatility of the dollar, but it was able to pick up with other general good news coming in. According to forex news analysts, surprisingly, Phyllis Diller’s death made a mark in the world of market trading.
According to her son, who discovered her lifeless body, Diller actually died with a smile on her face.
Her humble beginning can be traced way back when she was 37 years old, which is, by today’s standards, a little bit too old. She began as a stand up comedienne and her career was boosted during the 1960s when she because more popular – thanks to her frequent appearance on several TV specials with Bob hope. She also participated in several tours around the US. She appeared in three films as well. These were the years when forex news was not propagated yet through media as we know them today.
She was elevated to the level of being an icon when her joking style that centers on belittling or pouring scorn on her own looks became a hit. She also became popular because of her cooking and also because of her imaginary husband whose name is Fang. She will always be remembered for her loud laugh that is made unique by a loud cackle. She loved to hold a long cigar holder as her favorite prop. In addition, she always wore a blonde wig that gives her a frightened look. She may not be the conventional forex news maker, but on her death, it was proven that her effect to the people inside and outside the world of foreign exchange trading has been underestimated through the years.
She has been given the title, Queen of One-Liners. According to Fred Wostbrock, Phyllis Diller was a genuine pioneer of the brand of comedy that she has propagated and influenced through the years. In the world of stand-up comedy, she was considered as the first lady. She opened a lot of doors of opportunities for all other women who have become popular in the field of standup comedy. Among those who will forever be indebted are Chelsea Handler, Ellen DeGeneres, Roseanne Barr, and Joan Rivers. Among these women, Phyllis Diller, according to Wostbrock is still the best standup comic and no one will dare question that because it’s true. On her death, it is quite surprising to see forex traders and analysts weeping too, but not in the literal sense.
Joan Rivers posted a tribute in commemoration of Phyllis Diller’s death on the social networking website, Twitter. According to her, Phyllis Diller’s biggest tragedy is that she lived in an era wherein being funny would require looking funny. Rivers added that she deserved more and better.
Meanwhile, Ellen DeGeneres claims that we have lost a legendary icon in the world of comedy today. She reiterated the fact that Diller indeed was a pioneer and her one-liners are the things that other standup comics can only hope to parallel.
In addition, Whoopi Goldberg joined those who celebrated the fruitful life of Phyllis Diller by saying that indeed, she was a true original.
On the other hand, Roseanne Barr said that Diller is indeed a woman of innovations and she was revolutionary. Barr claims to be inspired by Diller. She recalled the last time that she was able to drink alcohol with the veteran comedienne.
Diller actually had a formal training in playing the piano but she did not insist on pursuing a career in music. She also had a career in copywriting for a Californian newspaper way back in the 1950s.
Truly, her effect was able to transcend the walls of show business. On the hour of her death, her value for forex news watchers and analysts has been vindicated.