Jane Wagner

Jane Wagner (born February 26, 1935) is an American writer, director and producer.wikipedia
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Lily Tomlin

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Wagner is best known as Lily Tomlin's comedy writer, collaborator and wife.
Her signature role was written by her then partner (now wife), Jane Wagner, in a show titled The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe which opened on Broadway in 1985 and won Tomlin the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play.

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

She is the author of The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, The Incredible Shrinking Woman and other Tomlin vehicles.
The Incredible Shrinking Woman is a 1981 Italian-American science-fiction comedy film directed by Joel Schumacher (in his directing debut), written by Jane Wagner and starring Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin, Ned Beatty, John Glover, and Elizabeth Wilson.

The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

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She is the author of The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, The Incredible Shrinking Woman and other Tomlin vehicles. The film adaptation of the play brought Wagner a Cable ACE Award.
The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe (1977) is a one-woman stage show written by Jane Wagner and starring Lily Tomlin, which won the Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience and was turned into a film in 1991.

Morristown, Tennessee

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Wagner was born and raised in Morristown, Tennessee, where she quickly developed a penchant for writing.

Morristown-Hamblen High School East

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She attended Morristown High School, where she wrote for the school newspaper.

WowOwow

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Since its launch in 2008, Wagner has been a contributor for wowOwow.com, a website for women to talk culture, politics and gossip.
Website contributors included Marlo Thomas, Candice Bergen, Lily Tomlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Wagner, Joan Ganz Cooney, Sheila Nevins, author Julia Reed, Joan Juliet Buck, Cynthia McFadden, Jean Chatzky and "Miss Manners" Judith Martin.

Kevin Hooks

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Written by Jane Wagner, it was a Peabody Award winner yet is not readily commercially available to rent or buy.

Moment by Moment

She wrote and directed Moment by Moment, starring Tomlin and John Travolta, and wrote The Incredible Shrinking Woman, which starred Tomlin.
Moment by Moment is a 1978 American romantic drama film written and directed by Jane Wagner and starring Lily Tomlin and John Travolta.

Lily (1973 special)

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1974: won - Outstanding Writing in Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music - Lily

East Tennessee

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At 17, she left the hills of East Tennessee to pursue an acting career in New York City, where she also studied painting and sculpture at the School of Visual Arts and piano.

New York City

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At 17, she left the hills of East Tennessee to pursue an acting career in New York City, where she also studied painting and sculpture at the School of Visual Arts and piano.

School of Visual Arts

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At 17, she left the hills of East Tennessee to pursue an acting career in New York City, where she also studied painting and sculpture at the School of Visual Arts and piano.

Barter Theatre

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Early in her life she toured with the Barter Theatre of Abingdon, Virginia, and later became a designer for such firms as Kimberly-Clark and Fieldcrest.

Abingdon, Virginia

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Early in her life she toured with the Barter Theatre of Abingdon, Virginia, and later became a designer for such firms as Kimberly-Clark and Fieldcrest.

Kimberly-Clark

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Early in her life she toured with the Barter Theatre of Abingdon, Virginia, and later became a designer for such firms as Kimberly-Clark and Fieldcrest.

CBS

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She made her writing debut with the CBS afternoon special J.T. (1969), for which she won the Peabody Award — and drew the attention of Tomlin, who was looking for someone to help develop the Laugh-In character Edith Ann.

Peabody Award

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She made her writing debut with the CBS afternoon special J.T. (1969), for which she won the Peabody Award — and drew the attention of Tomlin, who was looking for someone to help develop the Laugh-In character Edith Ann.

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

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She made her writing debut with the CBS afternoon special J.T. (1969), for which she won the Peabody Award — and drew the attention of Tomlin, who was looking for someone to help develop the Laugh-In character Edith Ann.

Grammy Award

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Wagner has been nominated for Grammy Awards, with Tomlin, for the comic’s recorded albums and has won three Emmy Awards and a Writers Guild of America award, also with Tomlin, for the comic’s television specials.

Writers Guild of America

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Wagner has been nominated for Grammy Awards, with Tomlin, for the comic’s recorded albums and has won three Emmy Awards and a Writers Guild of America award, also with Tomlin, for the comic’s television specials.

John Travolta

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She wrote and directed Moment by Moment, starring Tomlin and John Travolta, and wrote The Incredible Shrinking Woman, which starred Tomlin.

Drama Desk Award

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The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe won Wagner a Special Award from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle and a New York Drama Desk Award.

CableACE Award

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The film adaptation of the play brought Wagner a Cable ACE Award.

American Broadcasting Company

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Wagner won a second Peabody for the ABC special, Edith Ann’s Christmas: Just Say Noel (1996).