Judy Tenuta dies at 72

Standup comedy's accordion-playing 'Love Goddess' Judy Tenuta dies at 72

rose to prominence in the 1980s with a quirky performance and became one of the most prominent female comedians

She anointed herself "The Love Goddess", died Thursday in Los Angeles. She was 72 years old.

Her manager, Roger Paul, said the cause of death was ovarian cancer.

Let me tell you that Ms. Tenuta started at a time when the comedy industry was almost exclusively male.

She was the first female standup comic to win "Best Female Comedian" at the American Comedy Awards in 1988.

Not only that, his comedy album, "Attention But-Pirates and Labyrinthians!" was also nominated for two Emmys for