Who would rather be, Phyllis Diller or Esther Williams?
Oh, the debates rage on between my boyfriend, Shawnee and I!
( Shawnee and I) You must choose one, and you must choose wisely. In either case, you will be elderly today, ( Esther is 87, Phyllis is 91). You don't get to choose a segment of their lives, you have to take the whole thing. They both are fabulous, we love them both, but clearly you must decide!
Shawnee chooses Esther Williams, for reasons that she indulged in more "drugs, sex and swimming". He also claims she is "an inspiration to the kids".
I hold fast to my choice of Phyllis Diller, because besides being a comedienne, she is also an artist and a concert pianist.
I suggest the documentary film, "Goodnight, We love you" for your Phyllis research, and autobiography, "The Million Dollar Mermaid" for your Esther research.
Think hard. This may be the toughest decision you ever make. Good luck!