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Connie Sawyer

Actress/comedienne

Born - 27 November 1912, Pueblo, Colorado, USA
Died - 22 January 2018

Gawky, wide-mouthed, fair-haired American comic supporting actress, who stole scenes from many a star following a late film debut in her forties. Born Rosie Cohen, she was entertaining in nightclubs at an early age. TV and stage work followed, and she was spotted in the Broadway run of A Hole in the Head in 1957 and asked to repeat her role in the movie version two years later. Nicknamed the 'Clown Princess of Comedy', her later film credits included Ada (1961), McGhee (1965), The Last of the Secret Agents? (1966), The Way West (1967), Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), The Man in the Glass Booth (1975), Oh, God! (1977), Foul Play (1978), ...And Justice for All (1979), The Rosebud Beach Hotel (1984), Nights in White Satin (1987), Far from Home (1989), When Harry Met Sally... (1989), The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), Dumb and Dumber (1994), Out of Sight (1998), The Trip (2002), Something's Gotta Give (2003), Promised Land (2004), Relative Strangers (2006), Pineapple Express (2008), Watch Out for Slick (2010) and Lovesick (2014), her last. For some years, she had been the oldest working actress in Hollywood.