Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Billed as “A Fun Conversation with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin,” the Hollywood legends and stars of the Netflix series “Grace & Frankie” will amuse and entertain attendees by answering questions presented by moderator Mitch Albom.
Fonda was born to Hollywood royalty. She is the daughter of the late Henry Fonda and brother to Peter Fonda of “Easy Rider” fame. She is a two-time Academy Award winner and three-time Golden Globe winner. Known for roles in the “China Syndrome,” “On Golden Pond,” “The Morning After” and many others, Fonda first worked with Tomlin in 1980’s “Nine to Five” alongside Dolly Parton.
A Detroit native, Tomlin started her career as a stand-up comedian. She developed a reputation for playing a bunch of oddball characters on the variety show “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” from 1969 to 1973. The following year, Tomlin made her film debut in Nashville, for which she won Academy and Golden Globe Award nominations. To date, she has received seven Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards and a Grammy Award. Tomlin received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2003 and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2014.
On “Grace & Frankie,” Tomlin’s Frankie Bergstein plays unwitting nemesis to Fonda’s Grace Hanson. But after the two women’s husbands leave them – for each other – the two end up living together and a close but unlikely friendship is formed. Grace and Frankie’s fifth season premiered on Netflix in January. So far, Tomlin has received four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for the show and Fonda has received one nomination for the same category.