Lily Tomlin

as Herself - Presenter: Best Leading Actor in a Musical in the movie The 45th Annual Tony Awards

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Real name is Tomlin, Mary Jean
Was born at 1 September 1939 (now is 78 years old) in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Lily Tomlin was born September 1, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, to LillieMae (Ford) and Guy Tomlin, who moved to Michigan from Paducah,Kentucky, during the Great Depression. Her mother was a nurse's aideand her father was a factory worker. She graduated from Cass TechnicalHigh School in 1957, and later enrolled at Wayne State University. Shebegan career by doing stand-up comedy in nightclubs in Detroit and NewYork City.

Her first television appearance was on "The'Merv Griffin' Show". She went on to have astronomical successwith several characters, notably, Ernestine, a nosy, condescendingtelephone operator who generally treated customers with little sympathyand regard, on "Laugh-In" (1967) . Other notable characters arein film include, Linnea Reese, a gospel-singing mother of two deafchildren who has an affair with a womanizing country singer (played by('Keith Carradine' ) in 'Robert Altman (I)' 's Nashville (1975) . A performance for which she was nominated anAcademy Award. Violet Newstead who joins her on-screen coworkers(played by 'Jane Fonda' and 'Dolly Parton' ) in seekingrevenge on their monstrous and sexist boss, Franklin M.

Hart Jr. ,(played by 'Dabney Coleman' ) in the comedy Nine to Five (1980) , The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981) , Doreen Piggot in'Robert Altman (I)' 's Short Cuts (1993) , 'Cher (I)' 'sbest-friend and American compatriot Georgie Rockwell in Tea with Mussolini (1999) , deadpan private investigator, andexistentialist Vivian Jaffe in I Heart Huckabees (2004) , andCountry-Western singer Rhonda Johnson in 'Robert Altman (I)' 'sfinal film A Prairie Home Companion (2006) . .

There is some small facts about Lily Tomlin:
  • Was a pre-med student at Wayne State University before choosing acting as a career.
  • Studied mime with 'Paul Curtis (II)' .
  • She gave away genuine locks of her hair as a bonus for buyers of her home video library in 1993.
  • Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1977" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 29.
  • One of her first "professional" gigs was as a waitress in Howard Johnson's on Broadway near Times Square. Her comments to customers and staff heard over the eatery's microphone attracted her first big-city audience.
  • Was to star in a film called Illegitimate around 1980 but the film was never made. [Originally reported in "Playboy" magazine].
  • Studied acting under 'Charles Nelson Reilly' , who introduced her to the works of monologist 'Ruth Draper' , a major inspiration for Tomlin's work.
  • Acknowledged that she has been in a romantic relationship with 'Jane Wagner (I)' since 1971.
  • Before a performance of one of her one-woman shows in New York City, she appeared on the sidewalk dressed in a Red Cross nurse's uniform, handing out cups of coffee to those waiting in line to enter the theatre.
  • During her one-woman show in Las Vegas, Nevada, she appeared as her own opening act: a smarmy male lounge singer billed as Tommy Velour.
  • Won a Grammy Award for the comedy album "This is a Recording" in 1971 and won Tony Awards in 1977 and 1986.
  • Won the Kennedy Center's prestigious 'Mark Twain' Prize for Humor in 2003.
  • Has won two Tony Awards: in 1977, a special Award, and in 1986, the Best Actress (Play) Award for her one-woman show, "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe," a performance recreated in the film version of the same title, The Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe (1991) .
  • With 'Meryl Streep' presented 'Robert Altman (I)' with his honorary Oscar on March 5th, 2006 at the 78th Academy Awards ceremony.
  • She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
  • In 2002, Lily Tomlin was The Women's Image Network (WIN) Awards Lifetime Achievement Honoree which Director David O. Russell presented onstage as an opera singer serenading Lily on his one bended knee.
  • Nominated in the Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, "Eastbound & Down", at The Women's Image Network (WIN) Awards 2012.
  • (May 1999) (25 May 1999) Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada - guest speaker for Exceptional Experiences lecture series.
  • (December 31, 2013) Married her girlfriend of 42 years 'Jane Wagner (I)' . They met in March 1971.
  • A recipient of the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors. Other recipients this year were 'Al Green (II)' , 'Tom Hanks' , 'Patricia McBride (I)' , and 'Sting (I)' .
  • She was originally set to play Olive Oyl in Popeye (1980) , opposite 'Dustin Hoffman' in the title role. 'Shelley Duvall' eventually played the role opposite 'Robin Williams (I)' .
  • Is one of 26 actresses to have received an Academy Award nomination for their performance in a musical; hers being Nashville (1975) . The others, in chronological order, are: 'Bessie Love' (The Broadway Melody (1929) ), 'Grace Moore (I)' (One Night of Love (1934) ), 'Jean Hagen' (Singin' in the Rain (1952) ), 'Marjorie Rambeau' (Torch Song (1953) ), 'Dorothy Dandridge' (Carmen Jones (1954) ), 'Deborah Kerr' (The King and I (1956) ), 'Rita Moreno (I)' (West Side Story (1961) ), 'Gladys Cooper (I)' (My Fair Lady (1964) ), 'Julie Andrews (I)' (Mary Poppins (1964) , The Sound of Music (1965) , and Victor Victoria (1982) ), 'Debbie Reynolds (I)' (The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964) ), 'Peggy Wood (I)' (The Sound of Music (1965) ), 'Carol Channing' (Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) ), 'Kay Medford' (Funny Girl (1968) ), 'Barbra Streisand' (Funny Girl (1968) ), 'Liza Minnelli' (Cabaret (1972) ), 'Ronee Blakley' (Nashville (1975) ), 'Ann-Margret' (Tommy (1975) ), 'Lesley Ann Warren' (Victor Victoria (1982) ), 'Amy Irving (I)' (Yentl (1983) ), 'Nicole Kidman' (Moulin Rouge! (2001) ), 'Queen Latifah' (Chicago (2002) ), 'Catherine Zeta-Jones' (Chicago (2002) ), 'Renée Zellweger' (Chicago (2002) ), 'Jennifer Hudson (I)' (Dreamgirls (2006) ), 'Penelope Cruz' (Nine (2009) ), 'Anne Hathaway' (Les Misérables (2012) ), and 'Meryl Streep' (Into the Woods (2014) ).
  • Best friends with 'Jane Fonda' .
Also look some video clip about Lily Tomlin:
There is the list of movies, where Lily Tomlin was taked part:
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1 11th Annual the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: George Carlin movie 11th Annual the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: George Carlin 2008 as Herself
2 21st Annual Critics Choice Awards movie 21st Annual Critics Choice Awards 2016 as Herself
3 73rd Golden Globe Awards movie 73rd Golden Globe Awards 2016 as Herself - Nominee
4 A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman movie A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman 1995 as Herself
5 A Prairie Home Companion movie A Prairie Home Companion 2006 as Rhonda Johnson
6 A Royal Gala Variety Performance movie A Royal Gala Variety Performance 1972 as Herself
7 A Salute to Robert Altman, an American Maverick movie A Salute to Robert Altman, an American Maverick 2002 as Herself
8 An All Star Celebration: Vote 88 movie An All Star Celebration: Vote 88 1988 as Herself
9 An Apology to Elephants movie An Apology to Elephants 2013 as Herself - Narrator
10 Carol Channing: Larger Than Life movie Carol Channing: Larger Than Life 2012 as Herself
11 CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton movie CMT Greatest Moments: Dolly Parton 2006 as Herself
12 Disco Fever: Saturday Night Fever Premiere Party movie Disco Fever: Saturday Night Fever Premiere Party 1977 as Herself
13 Flirting with Disaster movie Flirting with Disaster 1996 as Mary Schlichting
14 Great Women of Television Comedy movie Great Women of Television Comedy 2003 as Herself
15 Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life movie Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life 1997 as Herself
16 Inside TV Land: Primetime Politics movie Inside TV Land: Primetime Politics 2004 as Herself
17 Laugh-In Past Christmas Present movie Laugh-In Past Christmas Present 1993 as Herself
18 Lily movie Lily 1973 as Herself/Ernestine/Edith Ann/Various
19 Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories movie Mike Douglas: Moments & Memories 2008 as Herself
20 Mo Funny: Black Comedy in America movie Mo Funny: Black Comedy in America 1993 as Herself
21 Rowan & Martins Laugh-In: 25th Anniversary Reunion movie Rowan & Martins Laugh-In: 25th Anniversary Reunion 1993 as Herself
22 Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2004 movie Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2004 2004 as Ruth Clusen
23 Sunday Night Live movie Sunday Night Live 1984 as Herself - Mistress of Ceremonies (M.C.)
24 The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards movie The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards 1997 as Herself - Presenter
25 The 24th Annual Movieguide Awards movie The 24th Annual Movieguide Awards 2016 as Herself
26 The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards movie The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1978 as Herself - Winner: Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special & Presenter: Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music Special
27 The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards movie The 38th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1981 as Herself - Presenter
28 The 42nd Annual Tony Awards movie The 42nd Annual Tony Awards 1988 as Herself - Presenter: Best Play
29 The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards movie The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1994 as Herself - Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special & Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program
30 The 50th Annual Tony Awards movie The 50th Annual Tony Awards 1996 as Herself - Presenter: Best Play
31 The 53rd Annual Academy Awards movie The 53rd Annual Academy Awards 1981 as Herself - Presenter: Medal of Commendation
32 The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards movie The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 as Herself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series and Laugh-In Performer
33 The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards movie The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards 1994 as Herself - Presenter
34 The American Film Institute Salute to Lillian Gish movie The American Film Institute Salute to Lillian Gish 1984 as Herself
35 The Beverly Hillbillies movie The Beverly Hillbillies 1993 as Miss Jane Hathaway
36 The Crazy World of Dolly Parton movie The Crazy World of Dolly Parton 1994 as Herself
37 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts movie The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2008 as Herself
38 The Mark Twain Prize: Steve Martin movie The Mark Twain Prize: Steve Martin 2005 as Herself
39 The Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe movie The Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe 1991 as Truby the Bag Lady/Agnus Angst/Kate/Brandy/Tina
40 TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards movie TVTV Looks at the Academy Awards 1976 as Herself
There is the list of interview of Lily Tomlin:
  • "AARP: The Magazine" (USA), June 2015, Vol. 58, Iss. 4, pg. 10-11, by: David Hochman, "What I know Now: Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin"
  • "Tampa Bay Times" (USA), 3 April 2014, pg. 10W, by: Jimmy Guerts, "Still a Groundbreaker: Comedian-actor Lily Tomlin changes with the times. Next up: a Netflix series."
  • "Premiere" (USA), July 2006, Vol. 19, Iss. 10, pg. 120, by: Bardin, Brantley, ""Idol Chatter""
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 22 November 2003, Vol. 51, Iss. 47, pg. 14, by: Ileane Rudolph, "Insider Q & A"
  • "TV Guide" (USA), 5 July 2003, Vol. 51, Iss. 27, pg. 9, by: Lily Tomlin, "What I'm Watching This Week - Lily Tomlin"
  • "Enterprise Incidents" (USA), November 1984, Iss. 23, pg. 53-55, by: Nancy Mills, "'All of Me': In An Age of Close Encounter Groups, Intimacy and Sharing Lily Tomlin and Steve Martin Go One Better"
There is the list of some articles of Lily Tomlin:
  • "New York Magazine" (USA), 10 August 2015, Vol. 48, Iss. 17, pg. 30, 32, by: Phoebe Reilly, "83 MINUTES WITH...Lily Tomlin - New TV series, new movie: just another day at the office"
  • "Los Angeles Times" (USA), 30 January 2015, Vol. 134, Iss. 57, pg. E1, E7, by: Mark Olsen, "For Tomlin, role was an easy fit - The actress brinfs a lot of herself to her part in 'Grandma'"
  • "San Jose Mercury News" (USA), 19 March 2009, by: Karen D'Souza, "Lily Tomlin Still Cracking Wise - and That's the Truth"
  • "AARP Modern Maturity" (U.S.), March-April 2002, Vol. 45w, Iss. 2, pg. 46-49, by: Laurie Winer, "Who's Lily now?"
  • "Playboy" (USA), July 1976, Vol. 23, Iss. 7, pg. 92-94+188-197, by: Louise Bernikow, "Excuse me, do you know who Lily Tomlin is?"
There is the list of some printed articles of Tomlin, Mary Jean:
  • "Playboy" (USA), July 2001, Vol. 48, Iss. 7, pg. 189, by: Joseph Marzullo, "Grapevine: One Ringy-Dingy"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1991, Vol. 4, Iss. 5, pg. 86-87, by: staff, "Anatomy Awards 3: Lily Tomlin"
  • "Playboy" (USA), November 1979, Vol. 26, Iss. 11, pg. 176, by: Arthur Knight, "Sex In Cinema 1979"
The image of Tomlin, Mary Jean was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "AARP Modern MAturity" (USA), March-April 2002, Vol. 45w, Iss. 2
  • "The Advocate" (USA), 19 March 1996, Iss. 703
  • "Films in Review" (USA), 1 January 1981, Vol. XXXII, Iss. 1
  • "Time" (USA), 28 March 1977
There is the list of some quotes of Lily Tomlin:
  • There will be sex after death - we just won't be able to feel it.
  • I've been around a long time, and I interviewed with a lot of the same people over and over. I was always direct and open about my life. I would always reference Jane [Wagner] and everything, but they never choose to write about it that way -- just like they never wrote about Jack Kennedy and the women in the swimming pool. It was the times, but the media culture has changed.
  • I remember back in the 70s during my really assertive days someone took me to dinner with Lola Falana. And she was talking about her backup dancers; she kept calling them her "boy dancers" so my guard was already up. Then she said "I also like John. He's a real purse nelly". I said "Excuse me? What did you just say". I was ready to go to battle. "You know," she says in her thick accent. "Purse Nelly! Pursnelly!" Then I realized she was saying he had a good personality.
  • Why is it that when we talk to God we're said to be praying but when God talks to us we're schizophrenic?
  • The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
  • [when asked about her complexion during her career at "Laugh-In" (1967) ] "I've never had a pimple in my whole life - and that's the truth".
  • If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question.
  • If you read a lot of books, you're considered well-read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well-viewed.
  • I had a friend who was getting married. I gave her a subscription to the magazine "Modern Bride". The subscription lasted longer than the marriage.
  • Reality is a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs.
  • [on 'John Travolta (I)' ] Maybe the major thing is how sensual he is. And sexy too. The sensitivity and the sexuality are very strong. It's as if he had every dichotomy -- masculinity, femininity, refinement, crudity. You see him, you fall in love a little bit.
  • Just remember. We're all in this alone.
  • [when Tomlin was asked how she felt when 'Ellen Degeneres' came out as a lesbian] "I felt jealous. Because I'd been around much longer, and I'm gay. I admired her but at the same time, I thought, 'oh, darn it! I wish that that had been me. I would have liked to have left that legacy.' So I'm extremely proud of her. When I say I was jealous, I was jealous in a good way. I thought it was an extraordinary moment".
  • You have to cultivate an audience to think more about women. Too many people think about women as necessary, but not 'so' necessary. They are as necessary as we need them to be. The power structure doesn't give it up that easy. Even at Sundance, only 25% of the films have women behind the camera in some kind of way. It's slow because you've got to get women in positions of power to extend that hand and get funding for women-led projects. Y
  • I've lived a long time, and I've always had to make my own way. I remember when I was eighteen, Ray Valente who was head of casting at Screen Gems, said, 'Lily, some day there will be parts for gals like you' and I said I couldn't wait that long. So I started making my own parts.
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