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Lily Tomlin, 79, Keeps them Laughing

She’s a woman with many names and many faces.

Sometimes she’s Ernestine and sometimes she’s Edith Ann.

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No matter what face she’s wearing, she always true to character : a one-of-a-kind comedienne whose character routines are a study in human nature.

Today, Lily Tomlin celebrates her 79th birthday. (1)

Born in Detroit, Michigan, to parents who were previously from Paducah, Kentucky, (2) Tomlin shot to fame with her stand-up comedy routines, movie roles, comedy albums and Broadway shows. These days she can be seen on the Netflix hit “Grace and Frankie” with Jane Fonda and other luminaries. (2)

She’s won Tony, Grammy, Emmy and Screen Actors Guild awards. (2)

Celebrate the comedy legend’s birthday by watching Lily in action on our revolutionary digital elibrary platform. Go to > Movies and TV shows > Hoopla.

Then get ready to laugh.

  1. “2018 Chase’s Calendar of Events -- The Ultimate Go-to Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months” (Reference material). MidPointe Library Middletown.

  2.    2. Wikipedia.

Accompanying photo from comedy CD, “This Is A Recording,” available at MidPointe Library.