Edie McClurg

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Was born at 23 July 1951 (now is 67 years old) in Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Edie McClurg began her performing career at age five with the oxymoronicKansas City Rhythm Kids. She retired when the dance teacher wasarrested on a morals charge for "dating" the tall and lissome, yetunderage, star dancer in the troupe. That girl's big number culminatedwith a back-bend where Edie drank a soda upside down (of course). Edie has a Master of Science from Syracuse and taught radio at theUniversity of Missouri/Kansas City for eight years.

There shere-entered the entertainment field as a DJ, newswoman and producer forthe NPR affiliate KCUR-FM. Her proudest moment was portraying'John Ehrlichman' in Conversation 26 of the NPR national broadcastof the Nixon Tape Transcripts. Thus did Edie contribute to the peacefuloverthrow of the government of an unindicted co-conspirator. Her career-long devotion to satirical improvisation included animpressive tenure with The Groundlings. She went on to create originalcharacters, performed on the daytime "The David Letterman Show" (1980) : Mrs.

Marv Mendenhall, DotDuncan, Whirly June Pickens, Officer Jeanelle Archer, 105-year-oldEdie, etc. TV has been a home to many of Edie's characters--on "The Richard Pryor Show" (1977) ; as Lucille Tarlek, wife ofmega-obnoxious ad salesman Herb Tarlek on "WKRP in Cincinnati" (1978) ; and as Mrs. Poole on "Valerie" (1986) . Her movie career growth paralleled her ten years with The Groundlings. Her first film was the teen horror favorite Carrie (1976) .

Shedid several 'John Hughes (I)' films, including Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) , Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) , She's Having a Baby (1988) and Curly Sue (1990) . Offbeat cultfaves are Eating Raoul (1982) , Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988) , HBO's The Pee Wee Herman Show (1981) (TV) and 'Martin Mull' 's The History of White People in America (1985) (TV) . In more mainstream films, she received a National Media Award for herportrayal of a mentally disabled woman in Bill: On His Own (1983) (TV) , starring 'Mickey Rooney (I)' . She's acted for 'Robert Redford (I)' in A River Runs Through It (1992) , for 'Oliver Stone (I)' in Natural Born Killers (1994) , for 'Diane Keaton' in Hanging Up (2000) and she was named Best Actress of the ChicagoAlternative Film Festival for her portrayal of Unabomber TedKaczynski's mother. A few of Edie's most recent accomplishments: "Fat Actress" (2005) ' Rude Lady in Restroom,'David Spade' 's nasty neighbor in Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003) , 'Dana Carvey' 'smother in Sony Pictures' The Master of Disguise (2002) ,'Jane Kaczmarek' 's friend in "Malcolm in the Middle" (2000) , guest-starring on "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000) , NBC's "Providence" (1999) , WB's "7th Heaven" (1996) ,'Lea Thompson (I)' 's mother on "Caroline in the City" (1995) and several animation roles for TVand in features, such as The Little Mermaid (1989) , The Rugrats Movie (1998) and as Dr.

Flora in A Bug's Life (1998) . She also did the voice of a Midwesternminivan for Pixar's Cars (2006) . .

There is some small facts about Edie McClurg:
  • She was an original member of The Groundlings from 1975-1985. In the late 1980s, she studied with the Mother-Creator of all Improv Comedy, 'Viola Spolin' and continues to improvise satiric comedy with the Spolin Players at the Second City Theatre in West Hollywood.
  • Her career-long devotion to satirical improvisation began with the Pitschel Players in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Then, she did a stint as one of the stand-up comediennes working for free at the Comedy Store. When she started, the other two women were Shirley V ("What's Happening!!" (1976) ) and a protégé of 'Redd Foxx (I)' 's who had woven bells into her braids.
  • She has a BA in Speech Education and a Master of Science from Syracuse and taught radio at the University of Missouri-Kansas City for eight years. She was Operations Manager, News Anchor, Documentary and Fine Arts Producer for NPR affiliate KCUR-FM and National Public Radio 1966-1974.
  • Played a secretary in both Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) and Back to School (1986) -- both school comedies opened on June 13, 1986.
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There is the list of movies, where Edie McClurg was taked part:
1 Casper: A Spirited Beginning movie Casper: A Spirited Beginning 1997 as Librarian
2 Cheech and Chongs Next Movie movie Cheech and Chongs Next Movie 1980 as Gloria's Mom - Groundling
3 Christmas Every Day movie Christmas Every Day 1986 as The Christmas Fairy
4 Everything You Want movie Everything You Want 2005 as Mary Louise Morrison
5 Oh, God! Book II movie Oh, God! Book II 1980 as Mr. Benson's Secretary
6 Ring of the Musketeers movie Ring of the Musketeers 1992 as Temp Agency Agent
7 The Making of Speed 2: Cruise Control movie The Making of Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997 as Boarding Attendant
8 The Master of Disguise movie The Master of Disguise 2002 as Mother Disguisey
9 Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation movie Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation 1992 as Winnie Pig
10 ABC Afterschool Specials movie ABC Afterschool Specials 1972 as Esther Greene
11 American Dragon: Jake Long movie American Dragon: Jake Long 2005 as Tooth Fairy/Giantess/Hunchback
12 American Playhouse movie American Playhouse 1981 as Switchboard Operator
13 Drexells Class movie Drexells Class 1991 as Principal Marilyn Ridge
14 Elviras Movie Macabre movie Elviras Movie Macabre 2010 as Bernadette, Mistress of the Wind
15 Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour movie Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour 1983 as Herself
16 Perversions of Science movie Perversions of Science 1997 as The Farmer's Wife
17 The Daily Show movie The Daily Show 1996 as Herself - Correspondent
18 The Incredible Hulk movie The Incredible Hulk 1978 as Sister Mary Catherine
19 The New WKRP in Cincinnati movie The New WKRP in Cincinnati 1991 as Lucille Tarlek
20 The Richard Pryor Show movie The Richard Pryor Show 1977 as Titanic Survivor
21 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno movie The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992 as Herself
22 2011 Hero Dog Awards movie 2011 Hero Dog Awards 2011 as Matchmaker
23 3:18 movie 3:18 2011 as Herself
24 A Bugs Life movie A Bugs Life 1998 as Dr. Flora
25 A Long Way Off movie A Long Way Off 2014 as Mrs. Grey
26 A River Runs Through It movie A River Runs Through It 1992 as Mrs. Burns
27 Air Bud: Spikes Back movie Air Bud: Spikes Back 2003 as Gram Gram
28 Airborne movie Airborne 1993 as Aunt Irene
29 Back to School movie Back to School 1986 as Marge Sweetwater
30 Bill: On His Own movie Bill: On His Own 1983 as Angela
31 Breaking Dawn movie Breaking Dawn 2004 as Nurse Olivia
32 Cant Stop Dancing movie Cant Stop Dancing 1999 as Beverly McGuire
33 Carpool movie Carpool 1996 as Voice of Franklin's Mom
34 Carrie movie Carrie 1976 as Helen
35 Cars movie Cars 2006 as Minny
36 Cars 2 movie Cars 2 2011 as Minny
37 Changing Hearts movie Changing Hearts 2002 as Nurse Rollins
38 Cheech & Chongs The Corsican Brothers movie Cheech & Chongs The Corsican Brothers 1984 as The Queen
39 Crash Course movie Crash Course 1988 as Beth Crawford
40 Curious George Swings Into Spring movie Curious George Swings Into Spring 2013 as Lydia/Mom/Lady
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