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Carlin Glynn dead at 83: Beloved Sixteen Candles star dies as actress daughter shares heartfelt tribute


TONY Award-successful actress Carlin Glynn, recognised for showing in the hit 1984 movie Sixteen Candles is useless at the age of 83.

Glynn reportedly died of issues from dementia and most cancers on July 13.

Carlin Glynn has died at age 83 from complications due to dementia and cancer, her daughter confirmed

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Carlin Glynn has died at age 83 from troubles thanks to dementia and most cancers, her daughter verifiedCredit history: Getty
Glynn (center) appeared in Sixteen Candles as Brenda Baker, the mother of Molly Ringwald's character

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Glynn (center) appeared in Sixteen Candles as Brenda Baker, the mother of Molly Ringwald’s characterCredit score: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy Inventory Photograph

Her death was confirmed by her daughter, Mary Stuart Masterson, who wrote on Instagram that she was with her mother in her final times.

“She was the most sleek clumsy person you would ever meet up with,” wrote Masterson. “Powerful, intelligent, foolish, intuitive, sort, generous, passionate and a deep listener.

“She was devoted to my father and to the enormous circle of students and collaborators who had been deemed her picked out family.”

Masterson shared a photograph of a younger Glynn, together with a person from her 80th birthday “before the worst of dementia and cancer took their toll.”

“She under no circumstances shed her perception of joy or wonder.”

Glynn was born on February 19, 1940, in Cleveland, Ohio but elevated in Houston, Texas, and attended the Mirabeau B. Lamar High School.

Following graduating higher faculty, Glynn moved to New York and analyzed at the Actors Studio in advance of relocating again to Houston.

There she satisfied her spouse, Peter Masterson, an actor and playwright who wrote The Greatest Small Whorehouse in Texas – the Broadway hit that led to her Tony acquire.

Glynn also had roles on the big display these types of as Mae Barber in Three Days of the Condor in 1975 and enjoying Brenda Baker, the mom of Molly Ringwald’s character Samantha “Sam” Baker in Sixteen Candles.

Her partner died in 2018. She is survived by their youngsters, Mary Stuart Masterson, Alexandra Masterson, and Peter Masterson, Jr.



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