JEANE DIXON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/19/1994 - HFSID 270184
JEANE DIXON Jeane Dixon sends a typed letter to Phyllis Diller sending her well wishes for the New Year. Typed Letter Signed: "Love/Always/Jeane", 1p, 8½x11. Washington, D.C., 1994 January 19. On letterhead of her charity, Children to Children, to actress/comedienne Phyllis Diller.
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Jeane Dixon sends a typed letter to Phyllis Diller sending her well wishes for the New Year.
Typed Letter Signed: "Love/Always/Jeane", 1p, 8½x11. Washington, D.C., 1994 January 19. On letterhead of her charity, Children to Children, to actress/comedienne Phyllis Diller. In full: "There are worse things to get hooked on, aren't there? as Peter Pan no doubt says somewhere. It lights up a dark and damp New Year to hear from you - and equally, may the 'magic of believing' be forever yours. From one of your strongest believers and fans." Astrologer JEANE DIXON (1918-1997) became a celebrity after predicting the election and assassination of John F. Kennedy. Her annual predictions were widely publicized, and Dixon wrote seven books as well as a daily horoscope column published in a number of newspapers. Her celebrity clients included Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Dixon was also an influential Washington socialite. Comedienne PHYLLIS DILLER (1917-2012), known for her outrageous appearance, zany outfits, distinctive laugh and a stand-up act that featured frequent references to her fictional husband, "Fang", and zingers about her sex appeal and numerous plastic surgeries, got her big break in March 1955 (at age 37), when she debuted at San Francisco's Purple Onion club. A subsequent appearance on The Tonight Show hosted by Jack Paar launched her national career, which got a big boost after Bob Hope saw Diller in a Washington, D.C. club. A favorite of the comedian, Diller would appear in three of Hope's films and 23 of his TV specials. Diller, who recorded her first comedy record album in 1959, took her groundbreaking "funny hausfrau" act to nightclubs and television variety shows and specials and she also appeared on the big screen. Her feature film credits include Splendor in the Grass (1961), The Fat Spy (1966), Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966), The Sunshine Boys (1975) and The Silence of the Hams (1994), and she provided the voice of the Queen in A Bug's Life (1998). By 2000, the comedienne, who had trained as a concert pianist before her marriage (1939-1965) to Sherwood Anderson Diller, had appeared as a piano soloist with 100 symphony orchestras across the U.S. Despite retiring from nightclub/stage tours in May 2002 at the age of 84, Diller continued to make films (Motorcross Kids, 2004; Forget About It, 2005) and occasionally appear on TV programs, including two episodes of 7th Heaven (2002, 2003) and a guest shot on The Wayne Brady Show (2004). Slightly soiled, else fine condition.
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