Lily Tomlin

Posted on August 29th, 2016, by iMinerva

Lily Tomlin

Lily TomlinSeptember 1, 1939

Actress, comedian, singer, writer, philanthropist, and recipient of numerous awards, Lily Tomlin soon will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild in recognition of her amazing career and humanitarian contributions.  Pretty impressive for a young woman from Detroit who won the hearts of America with her endearing persona of five-year-old Edith Ann and the snorting telephone operator Ernestine on Laugh-In during the ’70s.

Tomlin has continued non-stop roles winning a Tony award for her one-woman Broadway show, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe,” in 1985, and appearing on various TV series including Murphy Brown, West Wing, Desperate Housewives, and most recently the Netflix series Grace and Frankie co-starring Jane Fonda as Grace and  Tomlin as Frankie, a role earning her a 2015 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

Tomlin has used her celebrity status to support organizations focused on healthcare, homelessness, animal welfare, civil rights and LGBTQ issues.  Among her many contributions she founded the Goosebump Garden at the Fenway Health Center in Boston, and supported the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, Project Home in Philadelphia, and the Paws Elephant Sanctuary in California.  She received the Honickman Foundation’s Golden Heart Award for her efforts towards homelessness and poverty.

Never tiring, always caring, Lily Tomlin continues to give us laughter and love.

A very happy 77th birthday Ms. Tomlin.  I’m sure Edith Ann will help you celebrate.

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