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Lily Tomlin marries longtime partner, collaborator Jane Wagner

Published on Jan 8, 2014 6:25 AM
 
Comedian Lily Tomlin arrives for the 9th annual GLSEN Respect Awards, at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Oct 18, 2013 in Beverly Hill, California. Tomlin has married her longtime partner and comedy collaborator Jane Wagner, Tomlin's publicist said on Tuesday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Actress Lily Tomlin has married her longtime partner and comedy collaborator Jane Wagner, Tomlin's publicist said on Tuesday.

Tomlin, 74, married Wagner, 78, on New Year's Eve at a private ceremony in Los Angeles after 42 years of being together, Jennifer Allen said.

Same-sex marriage became legal again in California last June, after a United States (US) Supreme Court ruling that allowed an appellate court's order striking down the state's ban to stand.

Tomlin and Wagner shared Emmy awards in 1974, 1976 and 1981 for their work on writing comedy variety TV programmes starring Tomlin, who rose to fame in the 1970s with her characters on the sketch comedy show Laugh-In.

 
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