Many in these parts think Lily Tomlin is a Paducahan. Truth is, Tomlin never officially lived here. She was actually born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. But she had relatives in Paducah, including her parents, and often spent summers here as a kid. In the 1980′s Tomlin’s mother and brother opened a restaurant called Chez Tomlin in Paducah.
Today, September 1, is Lily Tomlin’s 77th birthday. While she may not be a Paducahan by strict definition, we’re happy to claim her as one of our own anyhow.