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The Best Lily Tomlin Characters of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 340 votes 137 voters 4.9k views 42 items

List Rules Vote for your favorite Lily Tomlin character or performance, which doesn't have to be her best movie.

List of Lily Tomlin characters, ordered from best to worst along with movie trailers when available. These characters are in order of how many times they've been upvoted, so only the most amazing roles played by Lily Tomlin are at the top of the list. The performances below include both film and television appearances, making it the most accurate ranking of Lily Tomlin's roles. A list made up of items like Deborah Fiderer and Vivian Jaffe.

If you think the best Lily Tomlin performance isn't as high as it should be, then vote it up so that it has a chance to make it to the top. You can also make your own version of this greatest Lily Tomlin roles list by re-ranking it and putting it in your own order.

If you're wondering, "Who is the best Lily Tomlin character?" or "What are the top Lily Tomlin performances of all time?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Edith Ann Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Edith Ann: A Few Pieces of the Puzzle, Edith Ann's Christmas
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Ernestine, the telephone operator SNL
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Violet Newstead 9 to 5
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Judith Beasley The Incredible Shrinking Woman
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Ernestine Rowan and Martins Laugh-In
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Deborah Fiderer The West Wing Universe
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The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
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Ms. Valerie Frizzle The Magic School Bus
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Vivian Jaffe I Heart Huckabees
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Miss Jane Hathaway The Beverly Hillbillies
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Rose Ratliff Big Business
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Edwina Cutwater All of Me
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Pat Kramer The Incredible Shrinking Woman
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Rose Shelton Big Business
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Lillie Mae MacKenzie Malibu Country
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Charlotte Cobb Orange County
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Ruth Allen Krippendorf's Tribe
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Marilyn Tobin Damages
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Tammy Eastbound and Down
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Trish Rawlings Moment by Moment
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Georgie Rockwell Tea with Mussolini
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Linnea Reese Nashville
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Mrs. Berenger The Pink Panther 2
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Janet Disney's The Kid
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Rhonda Johnson A Prairie Home Companion