Happy 78th Birthday Lily Tomlin

By U.S. Department of State 2014

Mary Jean Tomlin 9/1/1939 Detroit, MI.

Actress, comedian, writer, singer, author, and producer.

First television appearance The Merv Griffin Show in 1965.

Ernestine, Edith Ann, and Mrs. Judith Beasley were a few of her characters on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-in.

One of the first comedienne’s to do male drag, Tommy Velour, Rick, and Pervis Hawkins (modeled after Luther Vandross).

First woman to appear solo in a Broadway Show in 1977.

Received Best Lead Actress in a Play, Tony award for The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe.

Married Jane Wagner in 2013 after 42 years together.

Peace, love, joy, gratitude, faith, courage, compassion, and blessings.

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