The little old lady is played by Connie Sawyer. She was 82 when the original Dumb and Dumber was released in December of 1994, twenty years ago.
Believe it or not, at the time I wrote this article, she is still alive!!! Her birth date is November 27, 1912. This means she turns 102 on Thanksgiving Day of this year. She is also is in the Dumb and Dumber To sequel, which was released this month. I guess when Jim Carrey told her "Don't you go dying on me", she took that literally.
For more information about Connie Sawyer, you can read about her on Wikipedia here. Interestingly, she was actually a stand up comedian at one time. I would like to know if there are any recordings of her comedy. If I find any videos of her performances, I will put them on a future post.
I am looking forward to taking my girlfriend to see the Dumb and Dumber To this Thanksgiving weekend. Jim Carrey is one of my favorite comedic actors, so I am sure it will be awesome.
Here is one of my favorite scenes from the original Dumb and Dumber. Enjoy!