Top Picks: Lily Tomlin

Actress, comedian, writer, singer, producer, lesbian icon and absolute legend Lily Tomlin celebrates her 80th birthday on September 1. A fixture in TV and movies since 1969, Tomlin's creative projects have spanned genres and earned her multiple awards and nominations. Here are my top picks for movies and TV shows starring Tomlin.

Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton star in 9 to 5, a story of the working women's revenge on their sexist boss.

Billed as an existential comedy, David O. Russell's I [heart] Huckabees pairs Tomlin with Dustin Hoffman as philosophical detectives pitted against their long-term rival played by Isabelle Huppert.

In Grandma, Tomlin plays a lesbian poet whose granddaughter seeks her help in obtaining an abortion. Tomlin was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance.

Together again and just as funny in Grace and Frankie, Tomlin and Fonda co-star as women whose husbands have left them… for each other.

Tomlin is the voice of Ms. Frizzle, the intrepid teacher who drives The Magic School Bus.

Tomlin's portrayal of Debbie Fiderer, President Bartlett's secretary, is iconic in The West Wing.

What's your favorite Lily Tomlin movie? Let us know in the comments.

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