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Daffy Diller pulls out of the funny business

...honed her act in small-time joints, then on March 7, 1955, at 37, she made a smash debut at the trendsetting Purple Onion club. Female stand-ups were rare in the 1950s - even in bohemian San Francisco - and Ms. Diller's rowdy, machine-gun...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/08/liv_343571.shtml
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