Hi Lily, I have always enjoyed your work. I first met you when I was a young girl and you played Ernestine. You have always made me laugh and feel good. I am, today, watching 9 to 5. Enjoying it just as I did in the 80's. I have noticed butterflies. I wonder about that.... Thanks for the laughs!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations on your SAG lifetime achievement award from one Cass Tech grad to another. I've enjoyed a lot of your work over the years.
P.S. - Thanks Jane for listening.
Okay, I don't get it - your family history is almost non-existent. Girl, you need to go on one of those shows like "Who Do You Think You Are? or the one on PBS with Henry Louis Gates - Seriously, what do you have to loose? Besides, it's like old what's his name said - "If you've got a skeleton in your closet you might as well make it dance..." Well now time for me to shut up - pretty sure you'll never see this anyway... Many thanks for all you do. Much Peace - Jeff
I would like to enquire into live shows or show for New Zealand. Thank you
Dear Lily, thank you so very much for all of the projects you have shared with us all, especially lately. As a woman in my early/mid forties, Frankie and Grace has revitalized my outlook on what my future could look like as I progress on this journey. I am re-embracing who I really am; no longer putting a filter on my self-expression via wardrobe, spiritual practices, or truths as I had started to think was expected as we start to mature. As well, I want to thank you so much for your incredible Ted talk on female friendships (I have been spelling my words out instead of using emoticons, thank you for the reminder!). You are empowering a whole new generation of women, and I am beyond grateful to be so touched by it. Thank you, thank you, thank you, to you and your sparkly soul for shining your light forward to help the rest of us see.
The Both of You .... Through the years both of you have brought so much joy and laughter into my life that I hardly think of a day without knowing such humor. Jane thank you for creating the work for Lily! Lily Thank you for creating such memorable characters to support that work. When watching Laugh-In each and every time you had appeared I remembered hushing my father and saying Lily's on!! ... your opinion can wait! Love to you both, Max
Both Of You
Ms. Tomlin Greetings!! For my birthday a few weeks ago ( my 58th) my daughters got me a Blue Ray Player so I could get NETFILX and the very first show I watched was 'Grace & Frankie' and I LOVE it!!! Brilliant!!!! you are as funny and sassy and beautiful as the first time I saw you on Laugh In!!! and Congratulations and blessings to you and Ms Wagner Peace and Love Bev Murphy Green River, Wyoming
To be honest Ms. Tomlin, I haven't thought about you in quite a while. When Grace and Frankie came out.. well.. who stole every scene she was in? That would be you. I haven't laughed so hard in a very long time. Hilarious. You being you, like no other can. Kudos.
Pleeeeease come to Pensacola, or New Orleans. (I'd say "or Mobile" but you don't really want to go there). I'll give you a dollar. I promise.
Hey ladies! Big fan wondering if you would like to help promote something I am doing in Florida next month to benefit the victims of Pulse Orlando. I am an artist in Chicago currently working in collage. I have carried on a tradition of creating pieces for various causes since my first charity venture in Chicago in 1999. Part of Chicago's public art venture Cows on Parade, my cow, Mirroriam, sold in the charity auction for $65,500. Next month I hope to raise a sizable donation to help mend the physical and emotional wounds of those affected by this tragedy. The piece I created for Pulse Orlando can be seen on my website ( www.jeffconroy.com ) as the lead image on my home and gallery pages. I am currently talking with community leaders in Orlando to secure a venue to unveil the piece and display it for the duration of a 10 day eBay auction. I have partnered with the Rainbow World Fund who will distribute the auction proceeds. In the coming weeks all the details will be worked out and we are looking to kick of the auction in the third week of August. I was hoping you and your friends would like to help us spread awareness through your social media to bring our auction to the largest audience possible! I would greatly appreciate any assistance or suggestions you may have. Thanks so much! Jeff Conroy
My husband and I saw you back in the late 80's in San Antonio in your one woman play "in Search of I telling the Life," and again in NY for our 25th anniversary in 2000. I just purchased tickets for February in Stuart, FL. Shhhh. It's for our 41st anniversary gift. He will LOVE it.!!!
Ms.Tomlin, I have been a fan of your work since the first time I saw you on Laugh In and just wanted to take a moment to say thank you. You are such a classy, talented inspiration not just for people in performance but simply for being so hard working and flexible with the changing times. You have my deepest respect and you are one of the people I think of when the ago old question gets asked "who would you most like to meet?" (I won't lie, there are a few!) So Thank YOU! Bravo and Cheers Kim
I want to send you my story of a 40 year struggle with a treatable disability because I could use help fighting back and getting healthy enough to write a better version. I thought of you because one of its central themes is reflected in your quote. “No matter how cynical you become, its never enough to keep up.” Then I want help publicizing it. Its a truth-is-stranger-than-fiction, only in America story about its healthcare system and larger culture. It shows how a disability that could easily be nipped in the bud, is instead nurtured into a colossus in the US—not just by callous neglect but by timely cruelty. Universal healthcare could've caught the misdiagnoses which led to a long cascade of disasters & assaults. I show how in the US, a misdiagnoses or assault of a cripple can wreak destruction for decades. I detail the arduous unwinding of a misdiagnosis over 20 yrs only to be driven back to disability by the most surreal of assaults when a clinic doctor conspired to take away the sleep disorder drugs that finally ended my 27 year struggle for sleep & lucidity—and the rest watched me become a sleep deprived zombie. The story shows how unbelievably harsh American classism is. Even liberals underestimate this greatly. I'm one of those extreme posterkids for benefits of liberal ideas, and harm of conservative ones. I promise liberals in particular will find my story to be very unique & shocking—especially regarding the behavior of doctors towards a longtime cripple. I'm not trying so hard to get someone to read beyond the story just yet. But in the argument section I reference what I call the Lilly Tomlin Cynicism Curve repeatedly as well. I'd like to send you a very brief summary and the longer rough draft.
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Greetings from St. Paul MN. Back in 1990 something, I meet you at a party at your cousin Steve's home he shared with my then boyfriend's boss Wilfred. You were so pleasant and engaging, and it was a thrill for me to meet you in person. Then, about ten years ago while I was working at Ordway Center, I came across you and your stylist at The Saint Paul Hotel while you were in town filming A Prairie Home Companion. Again, you were so gracious. So tonight I just finished binge watching the 2nd season of Grace & Frankie and I have a request. I would like to refer to the story line of Babe in a website I am crafting for my new business venture >>> What Remains. My fledgling company offers a wide array of cremains containers suitable for cremains for people, and their pets. The "urn" Babe is kept in is right along the lines of some of my products, and the final scene in the last episode is spot on. I am now crafting a web site that offers a wide range of related "resources" for people, and the way that Frankie & Grace handle Babe's remains would fit right in. Would you be comfortable with me referencing the show and perhaps using a still from it on my web site? If not, no worries, but if this is OK with you, I would be so grateful. Thank you for considering this request. And, thank you for all that you have brought to our world as an artist and activist, and a fine cousin to Stevie too! Respectfully, Susan Zoff
I am watching Grace and Frankie and it is so good! I am a stay at home mom with 3 kids, with law background but turned artist and illustrator. Because of the great role you play, and because of you, I have no fear of aging anymore. You are wonderful and awesome, thank you! Greetings from Switzerland Esther
Hi There. My company is am putting together a colouring in book for adults and each page will be accompanied by quotes. For this edition I would like to include a quote from Lilly Tomlin “ For fast acting relief, try slowing down” Prior to proceeding I wanted to check to see if I need any special permission or is it ok to go ahead and use this as long as I recognise Lilly in the quote? Looking forward to hearing from you. Thanks Linda
Hi Lily and Jane! I was introduced to your work on Grace and Frankie and was hooked. I think I've seen/listened to just about every interview you guys have given online. I am 18 years old, and I think it's a testament to Jane's writing and Lily's acting that the work you've produced together has really stood the test of time and still carry so much humanity and understanding. Thank you to you both for putting your great work out there, and for continuing to inspire people. As a young lesbian, I am also so encouraged by your relationship- it's not often that we see an older lesbian couple, or even older lesbians, period. It's great to see someone like myself in love and successful at your age. Thank you both so much.