El Paso Times from El Paso, Texas on February 16, 1975 · 202
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El Paso Times from El Paso, Texas · 202

El Paso, Texas
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Sunday, February 16, 1975
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"Lily" stars award-winning Lily Tomlin "Lily," a new comedy-variety special starring the Emmy Award-winning comedienne, Lily Tomlin, will be presented on the ABC Television Network, Friday, Feb. 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m.). The star will play host to Richard Dreyfuss, star of the feature films, "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravltz" and "American Graffiti"; newscaster Frank Blair and Benji, the canine star of the film, "Benji." Lily will be seen In her highly regarded and popular characterizations of Ernestine, the telephone operator, and the 5V2-year-old Edith Ann, and will introduce new characters as well. The Lily Tomlin Repertory Company Dr. Demento, Valrl Bromfield, Bill Zuckert and Lady Rowlands will also join in the Inventive fun. Dr. Demento is the colorful Los Angeles disc jockey, whose offbeat programs are now syndicated nationally. Lily Tomlin's talents have been frequently recognized by entertainment industry citations. Her November, 1973, special received two Emmy awards for Best Comedy-Variety Special and for Best Writing of a Comedy-Variety Special. She was the recipient of two Emmys as the star of the special and a member of the writing staff. Her characterizations" on "Laugh-In" brought her two Emmy nominations in 1971 and 1972. "This Is a Recording," Ms. Tomlin's comedy album, won a Grammy Award, followed by a second Grammy nomination for another album, f'And That's the Truth." . Jane Wagner and Lome Michaels, who also received Emmys as staff writers of Ms. Tomlin's 1973 special, produced the ABC special. under executive producer Irene Pinn. John Moffitt is the director. "It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman" Who Is faster than a speeding bullet? Who Is more powerful than a locomotive? Who can leap tall buildings at a single bound? It's Superman, man of steel and alter ego of Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for the Daily Planet, who falls victim to the nefarious scheme of a mad scientist in "Superman," a book musical starring David Wilson in the title role and also starring Lesley Warren, David Wayne, Kenneth Mars, Loretta Swit, and Allen Ludden of ABC's "Password All Stars." The broadly played spoof, based on the 1966 Broadway musical, "It's Superman," will be telecast as the first two-hour "Wide World: Special" on the ABC Television Network, Friday, Feb. 21 (10:30 p. m.-12:00 Midnight). When the City Hall Is blown up by Sedgwick's hoodlums. Superman is blamed for not preventing the explosion. He becomes so depressed, he's unable to prevent the kidnapping of Lois who is brought to Sedgwick's lab. There, Sedgwick double-crosses Mencken, with whom he had plotted Superman's demise. The hoods then triple-cross Sedgwick, and a bomb is set that threatens to wipe out the whole cast except for Sydney Carlton (Loretta Swit), Mencken's Girl Friday, who's still back in the office. The cast includes: Perry White Allen Ludden Mrs. Kent Irene Tedrow Mr. Kent George Chandler Hood No. 1 Harvey Lembeck Lily Tomlin as Edith Ann ISO flFHIWi mi i Mrr 5 . . WrK VlV V-"- Loretta Swit and David Wilson star in "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman.' EL PASO TIMES PAGE 25

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