What Was Carlin Glynn’s Cause Of Death and Net Worth? The Iconic Actress Dead At 83 – Her Obituary

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Iconic actress Carlin Glynn, best known for her role in Sixteen Candles has died at age 83. What she died of and her fortune explored.

Carlin Elizabeth Glynn was an American singer and actress. She was the mother of actress Mary Stuart Masterson.

Tony Award-winning actress Carlin Glynn, known for appearing in the hit 1984 film Sixteen Candles is dead at the age of 83. Following her death, many want to know more about what she died of and how much she was worth. Read on for more.

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

What was Carlin Glynn’s cause of death?

Glynn reportedly died of complications from dementia and cancer on July 13, 2023.

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

“She was the most graceful clumsy person you would ever meet,” wrote Masterson. “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.”

Masterson shared a photo of a young Glynn, along with one from her 80th birthday “before the worst of dementia and cancer took their toll.”

“She never lost her sense of joy or wonder.”

Glynn (center) appeared in Sixteen Candles as Brenda Baker, the mother of Molly Ringwald's character
Glynn (center) appeared in Sixteen Candles as Brenda Baker, the mother of Molly Ringwald’s character. Credit: PictureLux / The Hollywood Archive / Alamy Stock Photo

What was Carlin Glynn’s net worth?

Before she died, Carlin Elizabeth Glynn reportedly had an estimated net worth between $1 million and $5 million. She accrued her fortune from her years of acting and singing as well as other endeavors.

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

After graduating high school, Glynn moved to New York and studied at the Actors Studio before moving back to Houston.

There she met her husband, Peter Masterson, an actor, and playwright who wrote The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas – the Broadway hit that led to her Tony win.

Glynn also had roles on the big screen such as Mae Barber in Three Days of the Condor in 1975 and playing Brenda Baker, the mother of Molly Ringwald’s character Samantha “Sam” Baker in Sixteen Candles.

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