Edie McClurg

Edie McClurg

  • Birthday: 1951-07-23
  • Place of birth: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Biography

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.

Filmography

Natural Born Killers

1994

As Mallory's Mom

A River Runs Through It

1992

As Mrs. Burns

The Little Mermaid

1989

As Carlotta (voice)

Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

1988

As Chastity Pariah

Everything You Want

2005

As Mary Louise Morrison

Carrie

1976

As Helen Shyres

Breaking Dawn

2004

As Nurse Olivia

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

1986

As Grace, School Secretary

Flubber

1997

As Martha George

Airborne

1993

As Aunt Irene

Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!

2006

As Peggy Jones / Sea Salt Sally (voice)

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

2003

As Mrs. Gertrude

The Master of Disguise

2002

As Mother Disguisey

Eating Raoul

1982

As Susan

Bill: On His Own

1983

As Angela

Holyman Undercover

2010

As Martha

Changing Hearts

2002

As Nurse Rollins

Wreck-It Ralph

2012

As Mary (voice)

Country Remedy

2007

As Maggie Perkins

Cracking Up

1977

As

Meeting Daddy

2000

As Dot

Under the Hula Moon

1995

As Dolly

Inhumanoid

1996

As Dr. Marianne Snow

Frozen

2013

As Gerda (voice)

Menu for Murder

1990

As Patsy Webber

Curly Sue

1991

As Secretary

Foodfight!

2012

As Mrs. Butterworth (voice)

Cars

2006

As Minny (voice)

Cars 2

2011

As Minny (voice)

Hanging Up

2000

As Esther

Theresa Is a Mother

2015

As Cloris McDermott

The Pee-wee Herman Show

1981

As Hermit Hattie

The Gift

2014

As Old Lady

Air Bud: Spikes Back

2003

As Gram Gram

Can't Stop Dancing

1999

As Beverly McGuire

Pandemonium

1982

As Blue's Mom

Cinderella

1985

As Bertha

The Longshot

1986

As Donna

She's Having a Baby

1988

As Lynn

To Kill a Mockumentary

2004

As Estelle

Curious George Swings Into Spring

2013

As Lydia/Mum/Lady

The Rugrats Movie

1998

As Nurse (voice)

A Bug's Life

1998

As Dr. Flora (voice)

Tiny Toon Spring Break

1994

As Winnie Pig (voice)

Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

1998

As Miranda Hoggendobber

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

1987

As Car Rental Agent

Working

1982

As Switchboard Operator

Home on the Range

2004

As Additional Voices (voice)

Cooking Up Raoul

2012

As Self

The Little Mermaid Live!

2019

As Carlotta (voice)

Cheech & Chong's Next Movie

1980

As Gloria's Mom (Groundling)

Holy Man

1998

As Laundry Lady #2

Ring of the Musketeers

1992

As Temp Agency Agent

Dance 'Til Dawn

1988

As Ruth Strull

National Lampoon's Van Wilder

2002

As Campus Tour Guide

Once Upon a Brothers Grimm

1977

As Esmeralda

Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

2004

As Santa's Workshop Announcer (voice)

Stepmonster

1993

As

Eyes Upon Waking

2022

As Nurse Jane

Oh, God! Book II

1980

As Secretary

Tom and Jerry Santa's Little Helpers

2014

As Mrs. Claus (voice)

Mr. Mom

1983

As Check Out Lady

Now You Know

2002

As Pat

What's Wrong with Ruth?

2007

As Mother (voice)

Carpool

1996

As Franklin's Mom (voice)

Back to School

1986

As Marge

Christmas Every Day

1986

As The Christmas Fairy (voice)

Heal Thyself

2012

As Doris Green

Fired Up!

2009

As Ms. Klingerhoff

Crash Course

1988

As Beth Crawford

Production

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