It was Phyllis Diller's 90th birthday. And that means that I missed the opportunity to commemorate a great lady who made my first week as a teevee producer, many decades ago, much more comfortable. Thanks, Ms. Diller, and Happy Birthday. I hope last week's back fracture is mending well. A lot of people don't know that Phyllis Diller is an artist. Not just a stand-up comedienne from last century, but a painter and concert pianist and author as well. And she was nice enough to donate this this piece for the Harry Chapin Food Bank.
On July 17, I pay tribute to women I've known and admired. You know who you are, and yes, I did raise one to you.
Pauline Black. And I hope this album is out soon.