Remembering Phyllis Diller

n3When Phyllis Diller lived in Webster Groves from 1962 to 1965, her daughter made friends with a local girl who saw Diller more as a mom than a famous comedian. Years later, the girl, Patricia Corrigan, became a reporter. She spoke of Diller in an article in the October 25, 1987 Post-Dispatch. I found the article while I was researching my profile on Phyllis Diller for The Colorful Characters of St. Louis. Corrigan is now an author who lives in San Francisco. I tracked Corrigan down and spoke to her by  phone. Here is the article she wrote for the Post-Dispatch.

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Published by Jim Merkel

Reedy Press published four of my books, Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2010; Beer, Brats, and Baseball: St. Louis Germans, 2012; The Making of an Icon: The Dreamers, The Schemers, and the Hard Hats Who Built the Gateway Arch; and the Second Edition of Hoosiers and Scrubby Dutch: St. Louis's South Side, 2014. They're available in bookstores and online. For an autographed copy, send a check for $21.50 made out to Jim Merkel, to Jim Merkel, 4216 Osceola St., St. Louis, MO 63116.

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