Appeared in one-woman show, "Appearing Nitely", on Broadway.
5' 8" (1.73 m)
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[when Tomlin was asked how she felt when 'Ellen Degeneres' came out as a lesbian] "I felt jealous. Because I'd been around much longer, and I'm gay. I admired her but at the same time, I thought, 'oh, darn it! I wish that that had been me. I would have liked to have left that legacy.' So I'm extremely proud of her. When I say I was jealous, I was jealous in a good way. I thought it was an ...
One of her first "professional" gigs was as a waitress in Howard Johnson's on Broadway near Times Square. Her comments to customers and staff heard over the eatery's microphone attracted her first big-city audience.
She is still best known for her Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
(1967) characters, Edith Ann, a precocious 5 1/2 year old girl in an oversize rocking chair, and Ernestine, a telephone operator.