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Carlin Glynn

Carlin Glynn
Born (1940-02-19) February 19, 1940 (age 74)
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1975–2006

Carlin Glynn (born February 19, 1940) is a retired American actress. She is the mother of actress Mary Stuart Masterson.

Early life

Glynn attended Mirabeau B. Lamar High School in Houston, Texas.[1][2]


A life member of The Actors Studio,[3] Glynn made her belated but Tony-winning Broadway debut - as 1979's Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - portraying "Mona Stangley" in the original production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,[1] a musical comedy adapted by Glynn's husband and fellow Studio member, Peter Masterson, from a non-fiction article published in Playboy Magazine, in collaboration with the article's author, Larry L. King, and songwriter Carol Hall, and developed at length in workshop performances at the Studio.[4] Glynn's award-winning performance would be reprised in the 1982 revival.[5]

Glynn's first movie appearance was as Mae Barber in Three Days of the Condor. She is also known for her role as mother to Molly Ringwald in Sixteen Candles, and as daughter-in-law to Geraldine Page in The Trip to Bountiful.


External links

  • Internet Broadway Database
  • Internet Movie Database
Preceded by
Estelle Parsons
Vacant (2003-2004)
Artistic Director of the Actors Studio
With: Lee Grant
and Stephen Lang


Succeeded by
Ellen Burstyn

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