Edie McClurg

from Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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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.

Timeline

2022

  • Poster for Eyes Upon Waking

    Nurse Jane

2019

  • Poster for The Little Mermaid Live!

    Carlotta (voice)

2015

2014

  • Poster for A Long Way Off

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for The Gift

    Old Lady

  • Poster for Tom and Jerry Santa's Little Helpers

    Mrs. Claus (voice)

2013

  • Poster for Curious George Swings Into Spring

    Lydia/Mum/Lady

  • Poster for Frozen

    Gerda (voice)

2012

  • Poster for Heal Thyself

    Doris Green

  • Poster for Foodfight!

    Mrs. Butterworth (voice)

  • Poster for Cooking Up Raoul

    Self

  • Poster for Wreck-It Ralph

    Mary (voice)

2011

  • Poster for Cars 2

    Minny (voice)

2010

  • Poster for Holyman Undercover

    Martha

2009

  • Poster for Fired Up!

    Ms. Klingerhoff

2007

  • Poster for Country Remedy

    Maggie Perkins

  • Poster for What's Wrong with Ruth?

    Mother (voice)

2006

  • Poster for Cars

    Minny (voice)

  • Poster for Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!

    Peggy Jones / Sea Salt Sally (voice)

  • Poster for Holidaze: The Christmas That Almost Didn't Happen

    Mrs. Claus (voice)

2005

  • Poster for Everything You Want

    Mary Louise Morrison

2004

  • Poster for To Kill a Mockumentary

    Estelle

  • Poster for Home on the Range

    Additional Voices (voice)

  • Poster for Breaking Dawn

    Nurse Olivia

  • Poster for Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

    Santa's Workshop Announcer (voice)

2003

  • Poster for Air Bud: Spikes Back

    Gram Gram

  • Poster for Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

    Mrs. Gertrude

  • Poster for Fish Without a Bicycle

    Greta

2002

  • Poster for National Lampoon's Van Wilder

    Campus Tour Guide

  • Poster for Changing Hearts

    Nurse Rollins

  • Poster for The Master of Disguise

    Mother Disguisey

  • Poster for Now You Know

    Pat

2000

  • Poster for The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

    Carlotta (voice)

  • Poster for Hanging Up

    Esther

  • Poster for Meeting Daddy

    Dot

1999

  • Poster for Can't Stop Dancing

    Beverly McGuire

1998

  • Poster for Holy Man

    Laundry Lady #2

  • Poster for The Rugrats Movie

    Nurse (voice)

  • Poster for A Bug's Life

    Dr. Flora (voice)

  • Poster for Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery

    Miranda Hoggendobber

1997

  • Poster for Casper: A Spirited Beginning

    Librarian

  • Poster for Flubber

    Martha George

1996

  • Poster for Inhumanoid

    Dr. Marianne Snow

  • Poster for Carpool

    Franklin's Mom (voice)

1995

  • Poster for Under the Hula Moon

    Dolly

1994

1992

  • Poster for Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation

    Winnie Pig (voice)

  • Poster for A River Runs Through It

    Mrs. Burns

  • Poster for Ring of the Musketeers

    Temp Agency Agent

1991

  • Poster for Curly Sue

    Secretary

1990

  • Poster for Menu for Murder

    Patsy Webber

1989

  • Poster for The Little Mermaid

    Carlotta (voice)

1988

  • Poster for Crash Course

    Beth Crawford

  • Poster for She's Having a Baby

    Lynn

  • Poster for Elvira: Mistress of the Dark

    Chastity Pariah

  • Poster for Dance 'Til Dawn

    Ruth Strull

1987

  • Poster for Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    Car Rental Agent

1986

  • Poster for The Longshot

    Donna

  • Poster for Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Grace, School Secretary

  • Poster for Back to School

    Marge

  • Poster for Christmas Every Day

    The Christmas Fairy (voice)

1985

  • Poster for The History of White People in America

    Housewife

  • Poster for Cinderella

    Bertha

1984

  • Poster for Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers

    The Queen

1983

  • Poster for The Paragon of Comedy

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Mr. Mom

    Check Out Lady

  • Poster for Bill: On His Own

    Angela

1982

  • Poster for Eating Raoul

    Susan

  • Poster for Pandemonium

    Blue's Mom

  • Poster for Working

    Switchboard Operator

1981

  • Poster for The Pee-wee Herman Show

    Hermit Hattie

1980

  • Poster for Cheech & Chong's Next Movie

    Gloria's Mom (Groundling)

  • Poster for Oh, God! Book II

    Secretary

1977

  • Poster for The Complete Richard Pryor Roast

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Cracking Up

    (Unknown)

  • Poster for Once Upon a Brothers Grimm

    Esmeralda

1976

  • Poster for Carrie

    Helen Shyres