Comedy club seeks funds for Phyllis Diller exhibit in Ohio

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Posted: Jul 12, 2015 8:33 PM

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A comedy club is trying to raise money to honor comedian Phyllis Diller with a museum exhibit in her northwest Ohio hometown.

Limaland Comedy hosted the third annual Lima's Funniest Lady festival to help raise money for a permanent Phyllis Diller exhibit at the Allen County Museum.

Diller spent her childhood in Lima. Gina Chiappazzi of Limaland Comedy tells The Lima News (http://bit.ly/1NYxhCK) that the comedian who died in 2012 is an inspiration to women because she was one of the first to break into the male-dominated profession.

Allen County Museum director Patricia Smith says she would love to see a more elaborate Diller display at the museum.

The museum's few Diller items include a dress, two paintings done by Diller and some publicity photos.

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Information from: The Lima News, http://www.limanews.com