At 104, Connie Sawyer is the oldest AND longest working actress in Hollywood. She’s also one of the first stand up comedians ever. With almost 200 credits to her name and a 80 year career, she started entertaining audiences in NY and LA during The Great Depression.
As you can imagine, talking to Connie is pure joy, and a trip down 100 years of memory lane.
Before stand up and Kevin Hart existed, Connie was one of the first stand up comedians ever — and only one of three female comedians — to work New York nightclubs in the 30s.
In the 50s, she decided she wanted a family, so she moved to Hollywood and became a character actress, which she has done for nearly 60 years, in such films at Dumb and Dumber, Pineapple Express, Something’s Gotta Give, When Harry Met Sally,and such TV shows as Ray Donovan, ER, Friends.
She’s a gem. You’ll love what she says next…
The Jake Sasseville Show is produced by Profoundly Human LLC. Episode produced by CC Hutten and post-produced by Chris Mottram in Perth, Australia. (c) 2015 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
- Listen to it on iTunes.
- Stream by clicking here.
- Download as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “save as.”
- Listen Via Stitcher Radio