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Born: February 19, 1940 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA Profession: actor, acting teacher

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A stage actress and Actors Studio member whose theater roles have ranged from the ingenue "Gigi" to Mona, the madam, in the raucous "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" on Broadway and London's West End, Carlin Glynn has also made a handful of appearances in TV and films. She first played "Gigi" in her professional debut in Houston, then made the move to New York, where she appeared Off-Broadway in "The Waltz of the Toreadors" and in numerous other small theater productions, earning respect among her peers. Her breakthrough came with her Tony-winning turn as Miss Mona, the owner of the titular "Whorehouse," in the production co-written and co-directed by her husband Peter Masterson. Glynn made the move to features as the widow of a murdered CIA agent in Sydney Pollack's "Three Days of the Condor" (1976) and went on to appear as one of Ellen Burstyn's friends in "Resurrection" (1980). She was delightful as the pressed mother of Molly Ringwald in "Sixteen Candles" (1984) and offered a strong turn as the hateful daughter-in-law of Geraldine Page in "The Trip to Bountiful" (1986), directed by Masterson. The husband and wife duo have also collaborated as director and actor on "Blood Red" (1988), "Night...

A stage actress and Actors Studio member whose theater roles have ranged from the ingenue "Gigi" to Mona, the madam, in the raucous "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" on Broadway and London's West End, Carlin Glynn has also made a handful of appearances in TV and films. She first played "Gigi" in her professional debut in Houston, then made the move to New York, where she appeared Off-Broadway in "The Waltz of the Toreadors" and in numerous other small theater productions, earning respect among her peers. Her breakthrough came with her Tony-winning turn as Miss Mona, the owner of the titular "Whorehouse," in the production co-written and co-directed by her husband Peter Masterson.

Glynn made the move to features as the widow of a murdered CIA agent in Sydney Pollack's "Three Days of the Condor" (1976) and went on to appear as one of Ellen Burstyn's friends in "Resurrection" (1980). She was delightful as the pressed mother of Molly Ringwald in "Sixteen Candles" (1984) and offered a strong turn as the hateful daughter-in-law of Geraldine Page in "The Trip to Bountiful" (1986), directed by Masterson. The husband and wife duo have also collaborated as director and actor on "Blood Red" (1988), "Night Games" (1989) and "Convicts" (1991). Additionally, Glynn and Masterson played the on screen parents of their real-life daughter Mary Stuart Masterson in Francis Ford Coppola's "Gardens of Stone" (1987).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Love Divided By (1995) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Whiskey School (2007)
2.
 Judy Berlin (1999) Maddie
3.
 Blessing (1993) Arlene
4.
 Dayo (1992) Margaret Degeorgio
5.
 Convicts (1991) Asa
6.
 Night Games (1989) Alma
7.
 Blood Red (1989) Miss Jeffreys
8.
 Gardens Of Stone (1987) Mrs Feld
9.
 The Trip to Bountiful (1985) Jessie Mae
10.
 Sixteen Candles (1984) Brenda Baker
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1987:
Briefly appeared as the First Lady (opposite George C Scott) in the Fox sitcom "Mr. President"
1981:
London debut, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"
1960:
New York debut, "Waltz of the Torreadors
1991:
Played Lady Bird Johnson in the NBC miniseries "A Woman Called Jackie"
1987:
With Masterston, played on screen parents of real-life daughter Mary Stuart Masterson in "Gardens of Stone"
1985:
Appeared in "The Trip to Bountiful", directed by her husband Peter Masterson
1979:
Won acclaim as Mona the owner of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" on Broadway; production co-sirected by Peter Masterson and Tommy Tune
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Directed by husband in "Blood Red" (1988), "Night Games" (1989) and "Convicts" (1991)
1976:
Film debut, "Three Days of the Condor"
1959:
Stage debut, title role, "Gigi"; Alley Theatre, Houston, Texas
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Taught acting at Columbia University
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Education

Sophie Newcomb College: New Orleans, Louisiana - 1957

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husband:
Peter Masterson. Actor, playwright, director. Married on December 29, 1960.

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father:
Guifford Cresse Glynn Jr. Accountant.
mother:
Lois Glynn. Psychiatric social worker.
daughter:
Carlin Alexandra Masterson. Appeared in "The Trip to Bountiful".
daughter:
Mary Stuart Masterson. Actress, director. Born in 1966.
son:
Peter Carlos Bee Masterson. Appeared in "The Trip to Bountiful".
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