Knowledge Identifier: +Lily_Tomlin
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1939.
Countries: United States (80%), United Kingdom (9%), Italy (4%)
Linked to: The Magic School Bus, American Broadcasting Company, Cass Technical High School, The Incredible Shrinking Woman
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
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"
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
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
A comedy-mystery, "The Late Show", teaming Tomlin with Art Carney, was a critical success in 1977
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
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
Tomlin voiced Ms. Frizzle on the animated television series "The Magic School Bus" from 1994 to 1997
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
Allee Willis - In 1999, Bubbles and Willis collaborated with Lily Tomlin to build lilytomlin.com, a non-linear exploration of Tomlin's Tony-winning show, "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe"
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"
In 2013, Lily Tomlin and wife Jane Wagner worked together on the film "An Apology to Elephants," which Jane wrote and Lily narrated
Her performance as Frankie garnered her a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award in 2015
Sam Elliott - In 2015, Elliott played the role of Karl, Lily Tomlin's former flame, in Paul Weitz's film, "Grandma"