Birth Name: Lily Tomlin
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Mary Jean Tomlin was born on Sept. 1, 1939. Tomlin's mother was a Tupperware-loving housewife, her father an auto factory employee who had immigrated the family to Detroit from the town of Paducah, KY, where Tomlin spent her summers on a farm. Tomlin was the funny ringleader, pulling in friends and neighborhood kids as part of her makeshift shows, which she performed around the apartment complex where the family lived. Her upbringing was consistently marked by mashed-up blends of blue-collar virtues and well-to-do refinement, the latter segment of the population often inspiring the diverse sensibilities of her characters. Tomlin's interest in creating voices was solidified by a schoolteacher...
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