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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 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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Stage debut, title role, "Gigi"; Alley Theatre, Houston, Texas
New York debut, "Waltz of the Torreadors
Film debut, "Three Days of the Condor"
Won acclaim as Mona the owner of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" on Broadway; production co-sirected by Peter Masterson and Tommy Tune
London debut, "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"
Appeared in "The Trip to Bountiful", directed by her husband Peter Masterson
Briefly appeared as the First Lady (opposite George C Scott) in the Fox sitcom "Mr. President"
With Masterston, played on screen parents of real-life daughter Mary Stuart Masterson in "Gardens of Stone"
Played Lady Bird Johnson in the NBC miniseries "A Woman Called Jackie"