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Edie McClurg

1951-07-23 Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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Edie McClurg (born July 23, 1951) is an American actress, voice actress, stand-up comedian, and opera singer. She has performed in nearly 90 films and 55 television episodes, often portraying characters with a cheery Midwestern accent. McClurg was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri on July 23, 1951, to Mac, a mailman, and Irene McClurg, an FAA secretary. She has an older brother, Bob, who is also an actor. McClurg attended the University of Missouri–Kansas City in the mid-1960s, where she also taught radio for eight years. She earned a master's degree from Syracuse University. McClurg's onscreen debut was in the 1976 Brian De Palma horror film "Carrie" as Helen Shyres, one of Carrie's classmates. The following year, she was a member of the cast of "The Richard Pryor Show". In 1980, she was a regular performer on "The David Letterman Show" in the persona of Mrs. Marv Mendenhall. She also had a role in "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark", in which she plays the Town Council President Chastity Pariah. She also had a minor role in "Cheech & Chong's Next Movie". Having been a member of San Francisco's improv comedy the Pitcshel Players, she moved to Los Angeles and joined the Groundlings troupe. She worked with fellow Groundling player [[Paul Reubens]] on his first play "The Pee-wee Herman Show", in which she appeared in 1981 as "Hermit Hattie". McClurg has appeared in almost 90 films and 55 television episodes, usually typecast as a middle-aged, somewhat stubborn, and dim-witted Midwesterner. McClurg is known for a number of roles, including Mrs. Burns in "A River Runs Through It", Grace in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", Lucille Tarlek on "WKRP in Cincinnati", Lynn in "She's Having a Baby", Willamae Jones in the television remake of "Harper Valley PTA", Mrs. Patty Poole on "The Hogan Family" (originally "Valerie"), Bonnie Brindle on "Small Wonder", Marge Sweetwater in "Back to School", the car rental agent in "Planes, Trains and Automobiles", Mrs. Violet Bleakman on "Clifford the Big Red Dog", and Mrs. Beeker on "7th Heaven". She guest starred as Barri's mother in an episode of "Campus Ladies". She portrayed one of the wicked stepsisters in the Faerie Tale Theatre production "Cinderella." McClurg appeared on several game shows, including "Match Game", "The $25,000 Pyramid", "Password Plus", and "Super Password". McClurg contributed assorted voices for "The Jetsons", "The Snorks", "Life with Louie", "A Bug's Life", "Justin & the Knights of Valour", "Cars" and "Cars 2". She voiced Carlotta in "The Little Mermaid", Mary in "Wreck-It Ralph", Molly in "Home on the Range", Miss Right in "The Secret of NIMH", the Dragon in the "Nightmare Ned" video game, Barsa in "Kiki's Delivery Service", Fran on "Higglytown Heroes", Mrs. Claus in "Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen", Grandma Taters in "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius", Violet Stimpleton in "Rocket Power", Bea's mother in "Fish Hooks", Winnie Pig in "Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation", Aunt Ruth in "Bobby's World" and Trudi Traveler in an episode of "Wander Over Yonder". Continuing her passion for performing improvised comedy, McClurg is a player with Spolin Players.


Eyes Upon Waking Nurse Jane 2022-05-13
The Little Mermaid Live! Carlotta (voice) 2019-11-05
Theresa Is a Mother Cloris McDermott 2015-09-25
Tom and Jerry Santa's Little Helpers Mrs. Claus (voice) 2014-11-19
The Gift Old Lady 2014-07-26
A Long Way Off 2014-06-06
Frozen Gerda (voice) 2013-11-20
Curious George Swings Into Spring Lydia/Mum/Lady 2013-03-15
Wreck-It Ralph Mary (voice) 2012-11-01
Foodfight! Mrs. Butterworth (voice) 2012-06-15
Heal Thyself Doris Green 2012-03-15
Cooking Up Raoul Self 2012-09-25
Cars 2 Minny (voice) 2011-06-11
Holyman Undercover Martha 2010-04-10
Fired Up! Ms. Klingerhoff 2009-02-20
What's Wrong with Ruth? Mother (voice) 2007-06-30
Country Remedy Maggie Perkins 2007-02-02
Cars Minny (voice) 2006-06-08
Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen Mrs. Claus (voice) 2006-11-14
Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! Peggy Jones / Sea Salt Sally (voice) 2006-09-10
Everything You Want Mary Louise Morrison 2005-04-17
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas Santa's Workshop Announcer (voice) 2004-11-15
Breaking Dawn Nurse Olivia 2004-10-16
To Kill a Mockumentary Estelle 2004-01-01
Home on the Range Additional Voices (voice) 2004-04-02
Air Bud: Spikes Back Gram Gram 2003-07-01
Fish Without a Bicycle Greta 2003-10-11
Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Mrs. Gertrude 2003-09-04
Now You Know Pat 2002-09-20
National Lampoon's Van Wilder Campus Tour Guide 2002-03-29
The Master of Disguise Mother Disguisey 2002-08-02
Changing Hearts Nurse Rollins 2002-04-22
Hanging Up Esther 2000-02-16
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea Carlotta (voice) 2000-01-23
Meeting Daddy Dot 2000-06-27
Can't Stop Dancing Beverly McGuire 1999-01-16
The Rugrats Movie Nurse (voice) 1998-11-20
Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery Miranda Hoggendobber 1998-12-13
Holy Man Laundry Lady #2 1998-10-08
A Bug's Life Dr. Flora (voice) 1998-11-25
Casper: A Spirited Beginning Librarian 1997-09-09
Flubber Martha George 1997-11-26
Carpool Franklin's Mom (voice) 1996-08-23
Inhumanoid Dr. Marianne Snow 1996-07-23
Under the Hula Moon Dolly 1995-12-01
Natural Born Killers Mallory's Mom 1994-08-26
Tiny Toon Spring Break Winnie Pig (voice) 1994-03-27
Life with Louie: A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman Ora Anderson (Mom) (voice) 1994-12-18
Stepmonster 1993-02-24
Airborne Aunt Irene 1993-09-17
Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun DMV Clerk 1993-01-30
A River Runs Through It Mrs. Burns 1992-10-09
Ring of the Musketeers Betty (uncredited) 1992-12-01
Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation Winnie Pig (voice) 1992-03-11
Curly Sue Secretary 1991-10-25
Menu for Murder Patsy Webber 1990-12-04
The Little Mermaid Carlotta (voice) 1989-11-17
She's Having a Baby Lynn 1988-02-05
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Chastity Pariah 1988-09-30
Dance 'Til Dawn Ruth Strull 1988-10-23
Crash Course Beth Crawford 1988-01-18
Planes, Trains and Automobiles Car Rental Agent 1987-11-26
Christmas Every Day The Christmas Fairy (voice) 1986-12-01
The Longshot Donna 1986-01-17
Ferris Bueller's Day Off Grace, School Secretary 1986-06-11
Back to School Marge 1986-06-13
The History of White People in America Housewife 1985-06-04
Cinderella Bertha 1985-08-14
Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers The Queen 1984-07-27
The Paragon of Comedy 1983-01-16
Bill: On His Own Angela 1983-11-09
Mr. Mom Check Out Lady 1983-07-22
Pandemonium Blue's Mom 1982-04-01
Eating Raoul Susan 1982-03-24
Working Switchboard Operator 1982-04-13
The Pee-wee Herman Show Hermit Hattie 1981-09-11
Oh, God! Book II Secretary 1980-10-03
Cheech & Chong's Next Movie Gloria's Mom (Groundling) 1980-07-18
Once Upon a Brothers Grimm Esmeralda 1977-11-23
Cracking Up 1977-07-01
The Complete Richard Pryor Roast 1977-01-01
Carrie Helen Shyres 1976-11-03