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Connie Sawyer

  • Birthplace: Pueblo, Colorado
  • Birthday: November 27
Date of passing: 
January 20, 2018

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Obituary: 

Connie Sawyer was an American stage, film and television actress.

She had over 140 film and television credits to her name, but was best known for her appearances in the films Pineapple Express, Dumb and Dumber and When Harry Met Sally.

At the time of her death, she was the oldest working actor in Hollywood and oldest member of the Screen Actors Guild and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

At the age of 19, Sawyer moved to New York and performed in nightclubs and vaudeville theaters. There she met Sophie Tucker, who connected Sawyer with a comedy writer, and she began to travel with Tucker's show.

Connie Sawyer was an American stage, film and television actress.

She had over 140 film and television credits to her name, but was best known for her appearances in the films Pineapple Express, Dumb and Dumber and When Harry Met Sally.

At the time of her death, she was the oldest working actor in Hollywood and oldest member of the Screen Actors Guild and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

At the age of 19, Sawyer moved to New York and performed in nightclubs and vaudeville theaters. There she met Sophie Tucker, who connected Sawyer with a comedy writer, and she began to travel with Tucker's show.

In the 1950s she began to appear on television, including The Milton Berle Show and The Jackie Gleason Show.

She continued to appear regularly on television, in such series as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Laverne & Shirley, The Rockford Files, Welcome Back, Kotter, Hawaii Five-O, Dynasty, Murder, She Wrote, Home Improvement, Seinfeld, Will & Grace, ER, How I Met Your Mother, 2 Broke Girls, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Ray Donovan.

Sawyer died January 20, 2018, in Woodland Hills, California. She was 105.

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