Lily Tomlin to receive Kennedy Center Honors by Arthur Breur
Lily Tomlin can, without hyperbole, be called one of America’s most accomplished comediennes. She has performed on stage, television, and film–in both comic and dramatic roles–and has released four comedy albums. Probably her best-known film role was playing Violet in Nine to Five, alongside Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda. But with all of the characters she has played in a career that stretches back to the 1960, it is notable how some of the very first characters she created have stood the test of time.
The irrascible “Ernestine” is probably the best example of this timeless aspect of her characters. Ernestine started on the TV show “Laugh In” as a fictitious operator for the telephone company, back when there was just a sin...Read More