On Monday it became known that the day before, January 21, at the age of 105 years died the oldest Hollywood actress Connie Sawyer. Her death was announced by the publication Deadline.
She died at his home in woodland hills (CA).
Connie Sawyer worked for the cinema before the end of 2017. In total, it was on television and in movies made about 70 years. During this period she managed to star in over 140 movies and TV shows, including such famous paintings as «a hole in the head», «Dumb and dumber», «Pineapple Express» and «When Harry met Sally».
Rosie Cohen (stage name Connie Sawyer) was born on November 27 1912 in Pueblo (Colorado) to a family of Jewish immigrants from Romania. Her childhood was spent mostly in Oakland, California. His artistic career 30 years she started with stand-up in Nightclubs. In the late 40’s, she managed to get the first role in the television show, The Milton Berle Show, the Colgate Comedy Hour and The Jackie Gleason Show. First film role played in 1959. In the 60’s was admitted to the Academy of motion picture arts and Sciences, on the recommendation of Frank Sinatra, 2012, was the oldest member of this Academy.
Writer and gerontologist Jacob Appel gave a tribute to Sawyer, using it as a prototype of one of the heroines of his novel «the Man who will not stand.»