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Lily Tomlin to be given lifetime achievement award

Lily Tomlin will be presented with the Life Achievement Award by The Screen Actors Guild.

tv Updated: Aug 05, 2016 14:14 IST
A comedian, actress, writer, and producer, Lily Tomlin is currently being introduced to a whole new generation through ongoing comedy drama Grace and Frankie.
A comedian, actress, writer, and producer, Lily Tomlin is currently being introduced to a whole new generation through ongoing comedy drama Grace and Frankie.(Facebook/Grace and Frankie)

Lily Tomlin, who has featured in television dramas Grace and Frankie, I Heart Huckabees and Nashville will be presented with the Life Achievement Award by The Screen Actors Guild.

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A comedian, actress, writer, and producer, Lily Tomlin is currently being introduced to a whole new generation through ongoing comedy drama Grace and Frankie, which has a third season on the way.

A still of Lily Tomlin from Grace and Frankie (Facebook/Grace and Frankie)

She has also received widespread recognition for her work including Nashville (1975), The Late Show, comedy album This is a Recording, TV film The Celluloid Closet, and Broadway play The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, as well as children’s TV program The Magic School Bus and animal trade documentary An Apology to Elephants.

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“Lily Tomlin is an extraordinary actress, as equally adept at narrative drama as in comedy roles,” said SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris.

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“But it is through her many original characters that Lily’s creative genius fully shines. She has an ability to create diverse and distinct characters that are at once familiar, eccentric and oh so honest -- in a way that illuminates life’s hidden corners.”

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