Jane Wagner

Playwright, Screenwriter, Producer
The "woman behind the woman" that is Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner first worked with her star interpreter on the landmark TV series "Rowan and Martin's Laugh In" (NBC) and later wrote material for the comedienne's TV ... Read more »
Born: 02/02/1935 in Morristown, Tennessee, USA

Filmography

Producer (17)

Castle Secrets & Legends 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Associate Producer

Mysteries at the Monument 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Associate Producer

An Apology to Elephants 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Citizen Reno 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Reno Finds Her Mom 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Edith Ann's Christmas (Just Say Noel) 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Girls Like Us 1995 (Movie)

(Producer)

Edith Ann -- A Few Pieces of the Puzzle 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Edith Ann: Homeless Go Home 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Hearts and Quarks 1987 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lily For President 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Lily -- Sold Out 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Incredible Shrinking Woman 1981 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Lily 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Producer

The Lily Tomlin Special 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Producer

Code Blue (TV Show)

Producer
Writer (9)

America's All-Star Tribute to Oprah Winfrey 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Writer

The Search For Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe 1991 (Movie)

("The Search For Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe") (Play as Source Material)

The Incredible Shrinking Woman 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Moment By Moment 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Lily Tomlin Show 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Writer

J.T. 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Writer

Lily (TV Show)

Writer
Director (8)

Walk This Way 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

The Question of Equality 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Segment Director

Girls Like Us 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Tom's Flesh 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Hearts and Quarks 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Moment By Moment 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Walk This Way (TV Show)

Director
Editor (3)

Reno Finds Her Mom 1996 (Movie)

(Editor)

Girls Like Us 1995 (Movie)

(Editor)

Hearts and Quarks 1987 (Movie)

(Editor)
Sound (2)

The Return of Sarah's Daughters 1996 (Movie)

location sound (Sound)

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Sound
Actor (1)

Lily Tomlin 1987 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)
Other (1)

Real Sex 30: Down and Dirty 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Other

Biography

The "woman behind the woman" that is Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner first worked with her star interpreter on the landmark TV series "Rowan and Martin's Laugh In" (NBC) and later wrote material for the comedienne's TV specials and stage works. A Tennessee native, Wagner moved to New York to pursue art studies. She initially worked as a textile designer before she earned her first credit as a writer on the inner-city drama "J.T." (CBS, 1969), which demonstrated her flair for social commentary. She hooked up with Tomlin shortly thereafter, providing her with comedy material for "Laugh-In" from 1970-1973.

Relationships

Lily Tomlin Actor

Wife
Met March 1971 and became long-time collaborators and life partners Married December 31, 2013 in New York City.

EDUCATION

School for Visual Arts

New York , New York

Milestones

1987

Appeared on the PBS TV documentary, "Lily Tomlin", a backstage look at the preparations for the stage version of "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe"

1985

Wrote Tomlin's one-person stage show "The Search for Signs of Intelligence Life in the Universe"

1978

Made film directorial debut, "Moment by Moment", starring Tomlin

1975

Served as a producer and co-writer of Tomlin's two ABC TV specials, "Lily" and "The Lily Tomlin Special"

1973

Worked as a writer for two Lily Tomlin TV specials on CBS, "Lily" and "The Lily Tomlin Show"

1969

Wrote for the TV comedy-variety series "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In"

1968

Authored the CBS TV drama special "J.T."

Executive produced and co-wrote two Lily Tomlin TV specials, "Lily: Sold Out" and "Lily for President"

Revival of "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe" played on Broadway

Worked as a designer for Kimberly Clark and Fieldcrest

Bonus Trivia

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Wagner's textile designs have been displayed at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.

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