Famous Homo’s continued…

Today’s edition of famous gay people:

Lily Tomlin:

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.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Famous Homo’s continued…

  1. Java June 5, 2011 / 22:48

    I fell in love with Lily Tomlin when I was just a kid watching Edith Ann in her big rocking chair and Earnestine the telephone operator on Laugh-In. She has an amazingly diverse body of work as a performer.

    I’m loving this “famous homo of the day” feature you’ve got going here.

  2. Sarah June 6, 2011 / 08:27

    One of the great comedic actresses ever. Her timing is amazing. Her work is always smart. Her characters are always fully developed. I’ve been a fan since her Laugh-In days, too. The episodes of SNL she hosted were among the funniest they ever put out. Loved the antler dance and “We don’t care. We don’t have to. We’re the phone company.” A few years back she put out a film called, “Lily’s Detroit” whichI caught on PBS. She told a story about driving home from a party with her brother that could make me pee my pants just by remembering it. Long live Lily!

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