Actress Connie Sawyer Dies at Age 105: Reports

Connie Sawyer, the oldest working actress in Hollywood, died at the age of 105, it was reported.

Deadline Hollywood reported that Sawyer, who was born Nov. 12, 1912, in Colorado, started her entertainment career at the age of 8 in 1920. TMZ reported that she started getting acting roles at the age of 18 in 1930.

Sawyer has numerous TV credits which span decades. This includes The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Hawaii Five-O, Dynasty, Murder, She Wrote, Archie Bunker’s Place, Home Improvement, Seinfeld, Will & Grace, ER, The Office, and How I Met Your Mother.

She also appeared in movies like “Dumb and Dumber,” “Pineapple Express,” “When Harry Met Sally,” and “The Way West.”

She actress died peacefully at her home in Woodland Hills, California, according to Deadline.

Presumably, her cause of death is natural.

“There aren’t that many people around who are 105,” Sawyer told People magazine months ago. “I always say you have to move, you have to get off the couch. I used to swim, play golf, tap dance, line dance — I was always moving and I was lucky.”

She added, “My parents lived a long time. Papa died at 91 and my mama was 89, so I had good genes too. That’s the reason.”

“I go to exercise class, I go to all the parties that they throw, I go to all the dinners, I go to all the shows,” she said. “Sometimes I’ll see movies twice to make sure I want to vote for them, I’m very serious about it,” she added about voting for Oscar contenders.

She’s survived by daughters Lisa Dudley and Julie Watkins as well as four grandchildren–Hannah Stubblefield, Sam Dudley, Emily, and Carrie Watkins–and three great-grandchildren, Sebastian, Adam, and Maya.

 

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