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Lily Tomlin

March 18, 2009

Lily Tomlin is one of the best-loved women in America. Maybe she has enemies, but try to find one. She’s an all-American natural.


Born in Detroit, she has won—over a 40-year career—two Tonys, two Peabodys, six Emmys, a Grammy, the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards, plus the Mark Twain Prize for American humor.

Her 70’s characters for TV’s Laugh-in include: the irascible, prune-faced telephone operator Ernestine; the precocious sandbox philosopher, six-year-old Edith Ann, in an oversized rocking chair; and the Tasteful Lady, imperious and upper-class, who never fails to puncture her own pretense.

Her one-woman Broadway performance in Jane Wagner’s The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe became a classic. She has made 18 films and was nominated for an Oscar for her debut in Robert Altman’s Nashville. She will be seen next in Steve Martin’s Pink Panther, 2. Lily lives in Los Angeles with her partner, writer Jane Wagner, another one of the wOws!

Upcoming Events

An Evening with the Rodney Crowell Trio

Tuesday, March 14, 20178 pm

Crowell’s resume could serve as a manual on how to balance commercial success and lifelong artistry while also maintaining integrity. Not many artists can boast having their music recorded by such a diverse array of artists, from country legends to current country stars, to rock legends to blues icons and even electronic artists. As an artist or songwriter, he has had songs in the top 10 in every decade since the 1970’s. Learn More »

Let It Be

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 7:30 pm

Direct from London's West End and Broadway, Let It Be imagines the show you never got to see The Beatles perform—a one-night-only time capsule back to what would have been John Lennon’s 40th birthday, October 9, 1980. Learn More »

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