“Forgotten Hollywood”- SAG Award to Lily Tomlin…

Posted on August 4, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Lily Tomlin is tapped to receive the SAG Life Achievement Award. SAG-AFTRA will honor the 76-year-old at its 23rd annual show in 2017. Last year, the award went to Carol Burnett; other recent recipients include Rita Moreno, Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore.

   Tomlin was twice nominated for a SAG Award for her work on The West Wing. In recent years, she has received a number of major accolades,  including the 2014 Kennedy Center Award and 2003 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

   The actress, who began her career on the sketch comedy show Laugh-In, has starred in dozens of movies over the decades: Robert Altman’s Nashville; Nine to Five, with Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton; and I Heart Huckabees. In 2015 — the same year she starred in the critically acclaimed film, Grandma — she re-teamed with Fonda on the Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie, which will soon enter its third season.


   The SAG Awards will air on TBT and TBS on January 29th.


   David Huddleston portrayed the blustery millionaire whose identity Jeff Bridges’ character is mistaken for in the 1998 cult comedy The Big Lebowski. He also personified a jolly St. Nick alongside Dudley Moore in Santa Claus: The Movie; and hilariously played the mayor in Blazing Saddles.

david huddleston

   Huddleston served as an aircraft engine mechanic in the Air Force before studying acting in New York. He began his career in the theater, acting in national tours of such shows as The Music Man, Mame, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Other credits in a 55-year career include guest-starring on such television series as Gunsmoke, Adam-12, Bewitched, Ironside, Bonanza, The Rockford Files, Sanford and Son, Charlie’s Angels, Barnaby JonesHawaii Five-0, Columbo, Magnum P.I.The West Wing, Gilmore Girls, and The Wonder Years.

   David Huddleston was 85.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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