Phyllis Diller

Birth Name: Phyllis Ada Driver

Date of Birth: July 17, 1917

Place of Birth: Lima, Ohio, United States

Date of Death: August 20, 2012

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, United States

Ethnicity: German, Irish, English

Phyllis Diller was an American comedian, actress, and voice artist. She was the daughter of Frances Ada (Romshe) and Perry Marcus Driver.

Phyllis’ paternal grandfather was Benjamin Driver (the son of Peter Driver and Dorathy Meyer). Benjamin was of German descent. Peter was the son of Ludwig Treiber, who was German, and of Anna Barbara Sprenkle.

Phyllis’ paternal grandmother was Lucinda Allen (the daughter of Augustin Allen and Sina Rawley).

Phyllis’ maternal grandfather was John McClintock Romshe (the son of John George Romshe and Mary Anna McClintock). Phyllis’ great-grandfather John was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, the son of Justus Romshe and Anna Margaret Michel. Phyllis’ great-grandmother Mary Anna was born in Donegal, Connacht, Ireland, the daughter of John McClintock and Barbara Stephenson.

Phyllis’ maternal grandmother was Frances McLees Sellers (the daughter of John Sellers and Susan Remley). John was the son of Michael Sellars and Elizabeth Stufft.

Sources: Genealogies of Phyllis Diller –

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