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Carlin Glynn, a beloved Sixteen Candles actor, has passed away at the age of 83

ObituariesCarlin Glynn, a beloved Sixteen Candles actor, has passed away at the age of 83

The 83-year-old actress Carlin Glynn, who won a TONY Award for her work on the popular movie Sixteen Candles from 1984, has passed away.

According to reports, Glynn passed away on July 13 from dementia and cancer problems.

Her daughter Mary Stuart Masterson posted on Instagram that she was present during her mother’s final moments, confirming her passing.

“She was the most graceful clumsy person you would ever meet,”

“Strong, smart, silly, intuitive, kind, generous, passionate and a deep listener.

“She was devoted to my father and to the enormous circle of students and collaborators who were considered her chosen family.”

Masterson posted two pictures of Glynn: one from her 80th birthday and one from when she was younger, “before the worst of dementia and cancer took their toll.”

“She never lost her sense of joy or wonder.”

In 1975, Glynn played Mae Barber in Three Days of the Condor and Brenda Baker in Sixteen Candles, the mother of Samantha “Sam” Baker played by Molly Ringwald.

Carlin Glynn was a native of Ohio

Carlin Glynn is an American actress who was born on February 19, 1940, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She has had a successful career in film, television, and theater. Glynn’s acting career spans several decades, and she is known for her versatile performances in various roles.

After high school, Glynn relocated to New York and attended the Actors Studio before returning to Houston.

Carlin Glynn Passed Away at the Age of 83
Carlin Glynn Passed Away at the Age of 83

One of her most notable achievements was winning the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role as Vera Simpson in the Broadway musical “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” in 1979. This role brought her critical acclaim and recognition in the entertainment industry.

In addition to her work in theater, Glynn has appeared in various films and television shows. Some of her notable film credits include “The Last Picture Show” (1971), “Tough Enough” (1983), and “Sixteen Candles” (1984). On television, she made appearances in popular shows such as “The Waltons,” “St. Elsewhere,” and “Law & Order.”

Carlin Glynn’s husband died in 2018

Carlin Glynn was married to Peter Masterson. Peter Masterson was an American actor, director, and writer known for his work in film, television, and theater.

She met her husband a playwright, and actor Peter Masterson in New York.

Carlin Glynn Husband Peter Masterson
Pic: Carlin Glynn Husband Peter Masterson (Source: Internet)

He co-wrote the book for the Broadway musical “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” in which Carlin Glynn won a Tony Award for her role as Vera Simpson.

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Unfortunately, Peter Masterson passed away in 2018 leaving behind Carlin and their children.

Carlin survived by her three children

Carlin Glynn has three children: Mary Stuart Masterson, Alexandra Masterson, and Peter Masterson Jr.

Carlin Glynn Family Including her Husband and Children
Pic: Carlin Glynn Family Including her Husband and Children (Source: Internet)

Mary Stuart Masterson

Mary Stuart Masterson, a talented American actress, and director, was born on June 28, 1966. She honed her acting skills at the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York, where she rubbed shoulders with future stars like Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Cryer. Later, she pursued her passion for anthropology at New York University.

Carlin Glynn Children Mary Stuart Masterson
Pic: Carlin Glynn Children Mary Stuart Masterson (Source: Internet)

Throughout her successful career, Mary Stuart Masterson has graced the big and small screens. She delivered memorable performances in notable films such as “At Close Range” (1986), “Some Kind of Wonderful” (1987), “Chances Are” (1989), “Fried Green Tomatoes” (1991), and “Benny & Joon” (1993). Her remarkable talent earned her the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1989 film “Immediate Family.” Moreover, her exceptional skills also led to a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for the 2003 Broadway revival of “Nine.”

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She was previously married to George Carl Francisco and filmmaker Damon Santostefano before finding love with actor Jeremy Davidson. The couple tied the knot in 2006 and have been blessed with four children, including twins born in August 2011.

Peter Masterson Jr.

Peter Masterson Jr. is the son of Carlin Glynn and Peter Masterson. He has been married to Jennifer Tost since May 8, 2004.

Carlin Glynn Children Peter Masterson Jr.
Pic: Carlin Glynn Children Peter Masterson Jr. (Source: Internet)

Peter Masterson is known for The Forgotten (2004), Beautiful Girls (1996) and The Devil’s Advocate (1997).

Alexandra Masterson

Born on June 21, 1963, in Houston, Texas. Her parents, the celebrated Carlin Glynn and Peter Masterson, fostered her passion for the arts from an early age. Relocating to New York City during her formative years, Alexandra attended the prestigious Nightingale-Bamford School, where she was immersed in the vibrant world of theater.

Carlin Glynn Children Alexandra Masterson
Pic: Carlin Glynn Children Alexandra Masterson (Source: Internet)

She studies Art History at Rice University in Houston. Guided by iconic acting mentors like Geraldine Page and Ellen Burstyn, Alexandra honed her craft and became a proud member of the Actor’s Studio in New York. Her talents graced the stage, with captivating performances in plays like Clifford Odets’ “The Country Girl” and collaborations with the esteemed Alley Theatre in Houston, where her parents’ love story began.

Following in the footsteps of her illustrious family members, Alexandra Masterson carved her path in the entertainment industry.

As an artist with a world of experiences, Alexandra Masterson has embraced diverse opportunities, including writing and residing in Mexico.

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