Today’s edition of famous gay people:
She starred in one of my all time favorite movies: 9 to 5. How could you not love Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, and Dolly Parton all in one film.
Lily has an array of awards including Tony, Emmy and Grammy. She was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Nashville. She was the first woman to have a solo show on Broadway for which she won a special Tony. She won best actress many years later for her one woman show The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe.
To cut to the chase she’s funny as hell.
She has been with her partner Jane Wagner for 40 years. They met in 1971. Her sexuality was never a secret although she did “come out” in 2001.
Some of her better known quotes:
I always wanted to be somebody. I should have been more specific.
I worry that the person that thought up Muzak will think up something else.
If love is the answer can you rephrase the question.
Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.
Reality is a crutch for people who can’t handle drugs.
Here she is in 9 to 5.