Long before she made a splash on Netflix with her original series Grace and Frankie, Lily Tomlin established herself as a groundbreaking comedy icon on stage, on TV, and on the big screen. Think you know what makes Lily so funny? Then take the quiz!
1. Born on September 1, 1939, in Detroit, MI, Lily’s birth name was _________.
a. Norma Jean Tomlin
b. Lillie Mae Tomlin
c. Mary Jean Tomlin
d. Daisy Mae Tomlin
2. Before her career took off, Lily’s major was _______ at Wayne State University.
b. Computer Science
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Lily Tomlin has been a feminist longer than I’ve been alive, so when she says things have changed for women in terms of comedy, character acting, and raising girls to be feminist, I believe her.
While talking to Vanity Fair, Tomlin commented on Girls, Tina Fey, and shifts in feminism. She joked about getting scolded in the early ‘70s for saying “boner” on stage during a bit and laughs off old memories of audience reactions to her brash comedy style. Nowadays, she’s not laughing as much when she sees what’s happening on television. Read More