Jane Wagner
Robert Altman
(Movies & TV)
Jane Fonda
(Movies & TV)
Meryl Streep
(Movies & TV)
Dolly Parton
Joan Plowright
(Movies & TV)

See also

Lily Tomlin

Knowledge Identifier: +Lily_Tomlin


Lily Tomlin

American actress, comedian, writer, and producer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1939.

Countries: United States (80%), United Kingdom (9%), Italy (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Jane Wagner, Robert Altman, Jane Fonda

Linked to: The Magic School Bus, American Broadcasting Company, Cass Technical High School, The Incredible Shrinking Woman




This timeline needs to be reviewed and corrected, as it has been automatically generated from multiple web sources.
Please help improve it by adding dated informations, images and videos about Lily Tomlin.

Lily Tomlin was born in 1939 add something


She is a 1957 graduate of Cass Technical High School add something


She has been a major force in American comedy since the late 1960s, when she began a career as a stand-up comedian and became a featured performer on television's "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" add something


Her first television appearance was on "The Merv Griffin Show" in 1965 add something


In 1969, after a stint as a hostess on the ABC series "Music Scene", Tomlin joined NBC's sketch comedy show "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In add something


Richard Pryor - In the 1970s, Pryor wrote for such television shows as "Sanford and Son", "The Flip Wilson Show" and a Lily Tomlin special, for which he shared an "Emmy *award"


Tomlin released her first comedy album on Polydor Records in 1971, "This Is A Recording", an album of Ernestine's run-ins with customers over the phone add something


Tomlin met her wife Jane Wagner in March 1971 add something


Chad Everett - He had a much publicized argument with feminist actress Lily Tomlin during the taping of the March 31, 1972, episode of "The Dick Cavett Show"


Additionally, "Lily" , in which she starred but did not produce, won for Outstanding Comedy-Variety, Variety Or Music Special, 1974 add something


Tomlin has been involved in a number of feminist and gay-friendly film productions, and on her 1975 album "Modern Scream" she pokes fun at "straight" actors who make a point of distancing themselves from their gay and lesbian charactersanswering the pseudo-interview question, she replies: "How did it feel to play a heterosexual- I've seen these women all my life, I know how they walk, I know how they talk add something


Tomlin's third comedy album, 1975's "Modern Scream", a parody of movie magazines and celebrity interviews features her performing as multiple characters, including Ernestine, Edith Ann, Judith, and Suzie add something


Suzanne Ciani - Ciani scored the Lily Tomlin movie "The Incredible Shrinking Woman", distinguishing her as the first solo female composer of a major Hollywood film; Lloyd Williams's 1975 experimental film "Rainbow's Children"; and a 1986 documentary about Mother Teresa, as well the TV daytime serial "One Life to Live"


Gary Austin - Comedian Lily Tomlin was a regular in the audience, as was Lorne Michaels, and several Groundlings were hired to perform on "LILY," the 1975 Emmy Award winning ABC special


In 1976 she appeared as Ernestine in a parody of a commercial on "Saturday Night Live" , in which she proclaimed, "We don't care, we don't have to add something


A comedy-mystery, "The Late Show", teaming Tomlin with Art Carney, was a critical success in 1977 add something


Her 1977 release "Lily Tomlin On Stage", was an adaptation of her Broadway show that year add something


Tomlin was the first woman to appear solo in a Broadway show with her premiere of "Appearing Nitely" at the Biltmore theatre in April 1977 add something


Popeye (1980 film) - In 1977, he said he wanted Dustin Hoffman to play Popeye opposite Lily Tomlin as Olive Oyl, with John Schlesinger directing


One of the few widely panned projects of Tomlin's career, however, was 1978's "Moment by Moment", directed and written by Wagner, which teamed Tomlin in a cross-generational older woman/younger man romance with John Travolta add something


Tomlin soon had the greatest hit of her film career with 1980's "Nine to Five" in which she played a secretary named Violet Newstead who joins coworkers Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton in seeking revenge on their monstrous boss, Franklin M. Hart, Jr., played by Dabney Coleman add something


Jane Fonda - In 1980, Fonda starred in "Nine to Five" with Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton


9 to 5 (film) - "'9 to 5"' is a 1980 American comedy film written by Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins, directed by Higgins, and starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly_Parton, and Dabney Coleman


Tomlin starred in the 1981 science fiction comedy "The Incredible Shrinking Woman", a send-up of consumerism, and was the sickly heiress in the comedy "All of Me" opposite Steve Martin add something


It was her first appearance in that city, though she did tape an Emmy-winning TV special, a spoof of Las Vegas called "Lily: Sold Out" which premiered on CBS in January 1981 add something


Joel Schumacher - His film directorial debut was "The Incredible Shrinking Woman" in 1981, which starred Lily Tomlin, and he quickly made more successful films, including two "brat pack" works


In 1982, she premiered Pervis Hawkins, a black rhythm-and-blues soul singer , with a mustache, beard and close-cropped afro hairstyle, dressed in a three-piece suit add something


In 1985, Tomlin starred in another one-woman Broadway show "The Search For Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe", written by her long-time life partner, writer/producer Jane Wagner add something


In 1989, she won the Sarah Siddons award for her work in Chicago theatre add something


Tomlin and Bette Midler played two pairs of identical twins who were switched at birth in the 1989 comedy "Big Business" add something


Also, in the 1990s, Tomlin appeared on the popular sitcom "Murphy Brown" as the title character's boss add something


Tomlin brought Edith Ann to the forefront again in the 1990s with three animated prime-time television specials and publishing Edith Ann's "autobiography" "My Life", co-written with Jane Wagner, in 1995 add something


The show won her a Tony award, and was made into a feature film in 1991 add something


Tomlin played chain-smoking waitress Doreen Piggott in Altman's 1993 ensemble film "Short Cuts" add something


Lili Taylor - Director Robert Altman hired Taylor in 1993 for his epic Los Angeles drama "Short Cuts", in which Taylor shared scenes with Lily Tomlin


Tomlin voiced Ms. Frizzle on the animated television series "The Magic School Bus" from 1994 to 1997 add something


The character later made a guest appearance at "The Superhighway Summit" at UCLA, January 11, 1994, interrupting a speech being given on the information superhighway by then-Vice President Al Gore add something


Grant Shaud - He left in 1996 with his "boss" role on the show being taken over by Lily Tomlin


Vito Russo - His work was posthumously brought to television in the 1996 HBO documentary film "The Celluloid Closet", co-executive produced and narrated by Lily Tomlin


She appeared as three of her characters in a 1998 ad campaign for Fidelity Investments, specifically without Ernestine and Edith Ann. In 2003, she made two commercials as an "updated" Ernestine for WebEx add something


Allee Willis - In 1999, Bubbles and Willis collaborated with Lily Tomlin to build, a non-linear exploration of Tomlin's Tony-winning show, "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe"


John Mortimer - Mortimer wrote the script, based on the autobiography of Franco Zeffirelli, for the 1999 film "Tea with Mussolini", directed by Zeffirelli and starring Joan Plowright, Cher, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Lily Tomlin


Tomlin revived the show for a run on Broadway in 2000 which toured the country through mid-2002 add something


Francie Kraker Goodridge - In 2001, she was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame, a group that includes 170 members as diverse as civil rights leader Rosa Parks, former First Lady Betty Ford, and entertainers Lily Tomlin and Aretha Franklin


In 2003 she was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor add something


In 2005 and 2006, she had a recurring role as Will Truman's boss Margot on "Will & Grace" add something


Tomlin voiced Tammy in the 2005 "The Simpsons" episode, "The Last of the Red Hat Mamas" add something


Tomlin collaborated again with director Robert Altman in what would prove to be his last film, "A Prairie Home Companion", released in 2006, playing Rhonda Johnson, one half of a middle-aged Midwestern singing duo with Meryl Streep add something


Meryl Streep - Also in 2006, Streep, along with Lily Tomlin, portrayed the last two members of what was once a popular family country music act in Robert Altman's final film "A Prairie Home Companion"


Lindsay Lohan - Robert Altman's ensemble comedy $A_Prairie_Home_Companion (A_Prairie_Home_Companion_(film)), in which Lohan co-stars with Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin, had a limited release in June 2006.


" In 2007, a video recording surfaced showing Tomlin and Russell in a heated exchange over the shooting of a scene in Huckabees add something


During the 2008 Emmy awards, Tomlin appeared as part of a tribute to the influential 1960s television series "Laugh-In" add something


Tomlin stated in 2008, "Everybody in the industry was certainly aware of my sexuality and of Jane add something


Tomlin provided a voice for the film "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea", which was released in August 2009 add something


Tomlin premiered her one-woman show "Not Playing with a Full Deck" at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in November 2009 add something


Kathryn Joosten - In 2009, Joosten and Lily Tomlin were in talks to star in a "Desperate Housewives" spin-off


In 2012, Tomlin guest starred on the HBO series "Eastbound and Down" add something


On March 16, 2012 Lily Tomlin and her partner Jane Wagner received the 345th star on the Walk of Stars in Palm Springs, California add something


Tomlin co-starred with Reba McEntire in the TV series "Malibu Country" as Reba's character's mother Lillie Mae. The series started shooting in August 2012 with a premiere date of November 2, 2012 at 8:30pm EST, but was cancelled in 2013 after 18 episodes add something


In 2013, Lily Tomlin and wife Jane Wagner worked together on the film "An Apology to Elephants," which Jane wrote and Lily narrated add something


Tomlin and Wagner were married on December 31, 2013 add something


In December 2014 she was one of five honorees for the annual Kennedy Center Honors add something


Her performance as Frankie garnered her a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award in 2015 add something


Sam Elliott - In 2015, Elliott played the role of Karl, Lily Tomlin's former flame, in Paul Weitz's film, "Grandma"


Skydance Productions - Their second series, "Grace and Frankie", starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, and created by Marta Kauffman, premiered on Netflix on May 8, 2015


In January 2017 Lily won the lifetime achievement award at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Ceremony add something