2. Lily Tomlin
Comedic actress Lily Tomlin made audiences laugh on Laugh-In, Saturday Night Live and The Electric Company in the 1960’s and 1970’s. In 1971, she met her wife Jane, and the two began dating. The two also collaborated on Tomlin’s comedy LP, And That’s the Truth, and it was never overtly mentioned that the two were together in the 1970’s media. Time magazine offered Tomlin the cover if she came out in 1975 but she declined, wanting to keep her life private. Tomlin says that “everyone was aware of her sexuality” and finally married Jane in 2013. The couple has worked on several projects since meeting, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2012.