G. McConway
July 24, 2023

’16 Candles’ Actress Dead at 83

Another star from our childhood has passed away recently.

Carlin Glynn, who most of you will remember from "16 Candles," has passed away, reported the Daily Caller.

She was 83 years old.

She's Gone

Glynn was not what one would consider an overly active actress, but the movies she did star in, well, she really picked the right ones.

Her first credit on her IMDb profile was "Three Days of the Condor," so she picked a winner to break into the business.

She appeared in a handful of films after that, leading up to the role of Brenda Baker in "16 Candles," her most notable role as an actress, playing Molly Ringwald's mother in the movie.

Some of her other notable appearances were as Lady Bird Johnson in the TV mini-series, "A Woman Named Jackie," and an appearance on "Law & Order."

She was also quite the hit on the Broadway stage, winning a Tony award for her portrayal of "Mona Stangley" in "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas."

Glynn died at home after a long battle with lung cancer and dementia.

Her daughter, Mary Stuart Masterson, an accomplished actress herself, announced the death of her mother on her social media profile.

In part, she wrote, "On Thursday, July 13th, my mother, Carlin Glynn Masterson, passed away. I was with her. I will always be grateful for those last moments, no matter how hard.

"Death is like birth in the oddest way. From my first breath to her last. This thread is as fragile as it is strong.

"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."

According to Masterson, dementia really started to settle in after her 80th birthday, however, she noted that her mother never lost her "sense of joy," even after dementia can cancer.

Rest in peace, Carlin, for your fans will never forget you.

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