“Edith Ann – Lily Tomlin”

Mary Jean “Lily” Tomlin (born September 1, 1939)[1] is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer, and producer. Tomlin began her career as a stand-up comic as well as performing Off-Broadway during the 1960s. Her breakout role was on the variety show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In from 1969 until 1973. She currently stars on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie as Frankie Bergstein; the role has garnered her four consecutive Emmy nominations since 2015. Edith Ann is a precocious five-and-a-half-year-old girl who waxes philosophical on everyday life, either about life as a kid or things for which she feels she has the answers, although she is too young to fully understand. She often ends her monologues with “And that’s the truth”, punctuating it with a noisy raspberry. Edith Ann sits in an oversized rocking chair (to make Tomlin seem child-sized) with her rag doll, Doris, and often talks of life at home with her battling parents and bullying older sister, Mary Jean (Lily Tomlin’s given birth names). Edith Ann has an oversized, playfully aggressive dog named Buster and a boyfriend named Junior Phillips, a possibly unrequited love. (Only Edith Ann and “Doris” appear in the Edith Ann sketches.) Tomlin voiced her in two prime-time cartoon adaptations of the character that aired on ABC in 1994.

Edith Ann: A Few Pieces of the Puzzle was an animated television special created by Lily Tomlin. It was produced by Klasky Csupo. It is not to be confused with a sketch on a late 60’s comedy show, Hee Haw or kids show The Electric Company. Source

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