Carlin Glynn

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Carlin Glynn
Born(1940-02-19) February 19, 1940 (age 74)
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1975–2006
 
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Carlin Glynn
Born(1940-02-19) February 19, 1940 (age 74)
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1975–2006

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

Early life[edit]

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

Career[edit]

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's character in Sixteen Candles, and as daughter-in-law to Geraldine Page's character in The Trip to Bountiful.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Raidy, William A. (1979-09-26). "Carlin Glynn Turned a Favor Into a Tony". The Spokane Spokesman-Review. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  2. ^ Mesinger, Maxine. "Lamar High marks 50th anniversary." Houston Chronicle. Friday August 7, 1987. Houston 1. Retrieved on October 13, 2012.
  3. ^ Garfield, David (1980). "Appendix: Life Members of The Actors Studio as of January 1980". A Player's Place: The Story of The Actors Studio. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. p. 278. ISBN 0-02-542650-8. 
  4. ^ King, Larry L.; Holland, Richard A. (1999). "The Missing Years". Larry L. King: A Writer's Life in Letters, Or, Reflections in a Bloodshot Eye. Washington, DC: Texhouse Corporation. p. 249. ISBN 0-87565-203-4. 
  5. ^ McKinnon, George (1982-04-18). "Marquee: Best Little Whorehouse Plans All-Texas Gala". The Boston Globe. p. 1. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 

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Preceded by
Estelle Parsons
Vacant (2003-2004)
Artistic Director of the Actors Studio
2004-2007
With: Lee Grant
and Stephen Lang

(2004-2006)

Succeeded by
Ellen Burstyn