Gladys Pope is a character from Bold and the Beautiful, portrayed by Phyllis Diller. Gladys was a recurring character for 18 episodes. She was portrayed by actress Phyllis Diller, who died August 20, 2012 at age 95.
In 2012, TV Guide Magazine has learned that legendary comic — and 94-year-old fireball — Phyllis Diller is heading back to the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful for a two-day appearance in March. Diller will again play Gladys Pope, who was a madcap makeup artist seen numerous times on the show from 1995 to 2004. Back then, Gladys was best pals with low-rent couturier Sally Spectra (the late Darlene Conley) and the two dizzy dames shared many a Lucy and Ethel-type escapade. B&B is keeping the specific deets on Diller's return under wraps but this much we can tell you: Gladys is back with a whole new vocation and will play an integral part in a very romantic event — one that's perfectly timed for the soap's 25th anniversary!