Friday, March 23, 2018

Oldest living actor/actress that appeared on the Rockford Files TV Show passes away - Connie Sawyer was 105 years old - Played Mrs. Fornechefsky in the 1978 episode "The Gang at Don's Drive-In"

Viewer Chad S. informed us that Connie Sawyer passed away at age 105 on 01/21/2018

In the above still image from the 1978 Rockford Files - Episode: "The Gang at Don's Drive-In" Connie Sawyer played the role of Mrs. Fornechefsky, whose daughter was murdered at age 18. Ms. Sawyer was 66 years old at the time. She is still acting today at 104 years old.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for your excellent efforts in adding more locations & people stories.
I love the Rockford Files, and I check your site nearly every day.
FYI CoziTV shows the RF on weekends, but they are edited (cuts!) and full of ads, but its better than nothing. So why do I watch them when I have all of the DVD's ??
Keep up the good work!!!!

baba said...

And terribly LATE!!!

Paul from Hartford said...

The opening dialog from this episode is just another example of the great writing on the Rockford Files.
Mrs. Fornechefsky: I'm afraid you don't seem to be hearing me Mr. Turcel [Rockford]. I really don't need an encyclopedia.
Rockford: Ahhh, Mrs. Fornechefsky - if you had any idea how many people tell me that and end up with these books, you'd almost be embarrassed to say it.
/ / /
And just to clarify: Connie Sawyer is the oldest currently living actor/actress in America. That's of all actors/actresses - not just the ones who appeared on the Rockford Files.

Unknown said...

She Died Jan 21 rst. '18 at 105.