JOANNE WORLEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 270551
JOANNE WORLEY Writing to Phyllis Diller requesting she send an autograph to a friend who loves Diller Autograph Letter Signed: "Jo Anne", 1 page, 7¼x10½. Dallas, Texas, no date. On letterhead of Southland Center Hotel to comedienne and actress Phyllis Diller. Begins: "Dear Phyllis
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Writing to Phyllis Diller requesting she send an autograph to a friend who loves Diller
Autograph Letter Signed: "Jo Anne", 1 page, 7¼x10½. Dallas, Texas, no date. On letterhead of Southland Center Hotel to comedienne and actress Phyllis Diller. Begins: "Dear Phyllis". In full: "Break-a-leg & have a great time in Ft Worth. Would you please sign the enclosed post card & put it in the mail to my friend who loves you - More love". Actress/comedienne JOANNE WORLEY (born in 1937) is best known for her stint as a regular performer on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968-1970). Worley, who made her film debut in 1962, has also appeared in a number of feature films and lent her voice talents to such animated features as Beauty and the Beast (1991) and A Goofy Movie (1995). Her television credits include a number of made-for-TV movies, and Worley was a frequent guest star on such series as Love, American Style and The Love Boat. She also made guest appearances several other series and was seen on a number of TV game shows, including Super Password and Hollywood Squares. Worley was married to actor Roger Perry from 1975 until their divorce in 2000. 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). Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Fine condition.