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Carlin Glynn (NC '61)

By Molly McClure

Mar 08, 2021

Carlin Glynn (1940 - ) is an award-winning actress and Tony Award winner.

She was an originating actress in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, which ran from 1978 to 1982. For this role of “Mona Stangley," she won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1982 and the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical in 1979. She also received the Joe Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Musical in 1988.

She has appeared in the films Three Days of the Candor (1975), The Trip to Bountiful (1985), Sixteen Candles (1984), and Mr. President (1987). She is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio.