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Edie McClurg

Edie McClurg began her performing career at age five with the oxymoronic Kansas City Rhythm Kids. She retired when the dance teacher was arrested on a morals charge for "dating" the tall and lissome, yet underage, star dancer in the troupe. That girl's big number culminated with a back-bend where Edie drank a soda upside down (of course).Edie has a Master of Science from Syracuse and taught radio at the University of Missouri/Kansas City for eight years. There she re-entered the entertainment field as a DJ, newswoman and producer for the NPR affiliate KCUR-FM. Her proudest moment was portraying John Ehrlichman in Conversation 26 of the NPR national broadcast of the Nixon Tape Transcripts. Thus did Edie contribute to the peaceful overthrow of the government of an unindicted co-conspirator.Her career-long devotion to satirical improvisation included an impressive tenure with The Groundlings. She went on to create original characters, performed on the daytime The David Letterman Show (1980): Mrs. Marv Mendenhall, Dot Duncan, Whirly June Pickens, Officer Jeanelle Archer, 105-year-old Edie, etc. TV has been a home to many of Edie's characters--on The Richard Pryor Show (1977); as Lucille Tarlek, wife of mega-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). She did several John Hughes films, including Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), She's Having a Baby (1988) and _Curly Sue (1990)_. Offbeat cult faves are Eating Raoul (1982), Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988), HBO's The Pee Wee Herman Show (1981) and Martin Mull's The History of White People in America (1985).In more mainstream films, she received a National Media Award for her portrayal of a mentally disabled woman in Bill: On His Own (1983), starring Mickey Rooney. She's acted for Robert Redford in A River Runs Through It (1992), for Oliver Stone in Natural Born Killers (1994), for Diane Keaton in Hanging Up (2000) and she was named Best Actress of the Chicago Alternative Film Festival for her portrayal of Unabomber Ted Kaczynski'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's mother in Sony Pictures' The Master of Disguise (2002), Jane Kaczmarek's friend in _"Malcolm in the Middle" (2000)_ (qg), guest-starring on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), NBC's Providence (1999), WB's 7th Heaven (1996), Lea Thompson's mother on Caroline in the City (1995) and several animation roles for TV and 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 Midwestern minivan for Pixar's Cars (2006).

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Jul 23, 1951 In Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Jetsons 1962-09-23
Latest Project:
Series Ben 10: Omniverse 2012-08-01

1 win & 2 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Regular Show
Poster of Rules of Engagement
Poster of Two and a Half Men
Poster of Seinfeld
Ben 10: Omniverse Unknown 2012-08-01
Portlandia Unknown 2011-01-11
Fish Hooks Unknown 2010-08-28
Mike & Molly Unknown 2010-09-20
Pair of Kings Unknown 2010-10-10
Regular Show Unknown 2009-08-14
Miss Guided Unknown 2008-03-18
The Life & Times of Tim Helen 17 episodes, 2008-2012 2008-06-01
Rules of Engagement Unknown 2007-02-03
Hannah Montana Unknown 2006-03-24
Curious George Unknown 2006-09-04
American Dragon: Jake Long Unknown 2005-01-21
Fat Actress Nosy Lady 1 episode, 2005 2005-03-06
The Batman Unknown 2004-09-11
Desperate Housewives Unknown 2004-10-03
Two and a Half Men Unknown 2003-09-22
NCIS Unknown 2003-09-23
Malcolm in the Middle Unknown 2000-01-09
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Batman Beyond Unknown 1999-01-10
Rocket Power Unknown 1999-08-16
CatDog Unknown 1998-04-04
Cow and Chicken Unknown 1997-07-15
Perversions of Science Unknown 1997-06-07
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Nash Bridges Unknown 1996-03-29
7th Heaven Unknown 1996-08-26
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Unknown 1996-09-27
Caroline in the City Unknown 1995-09-21
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Unknown 1994-10-29
Touched by an Angel Unknown 1994-09-21
Life with Louie Ora Anderson 1994-12-18
Problem Child 26 episodes, 1993-1994 1993-10-31
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Melrose Place Unknown 1992-07-08
Picket Fences Unknown 1992-09-18
Goof Troop Unknown 1992-09-05
Mad About You Unknown 1992-09-23
Dinosaurs Unknown 1991-04-26
Darkwing Duck Unknown 1991-09-06
Tom & Jerry Kids Show None 1990-09-08
Tiny Toon Adventures Unknown 1990-09-14
Seinfeld Unknown 1989-07-05
Roseanne Unknown 1988-10-18
Full House Unknown 1987-03-10
Married... with Children Unknown 1987-04-05
L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
The Golden Girls Unknown 1985-09-14
Small Wonder Unknown 1985-09-07
Moonlighting Unknown 1985-03-03
The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo Selma / ... 13 episodes, 1985 1985-09-07
Snorks Mrs. Seaworthy 65 episodes, 1984-1988 1984-09-15
Faerie Tale Theatre Unknown 1982-09-11
Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23
WKRP in Cincinnati Unknown 1978-09-18
Diff'rent Strokes Unknown 1978-11-03
The Incredible Hulk Unknown 1977-11-04
The Richard Pryor Show Various / ... 2 episodes, 1977 1977-09-13
Alice Unknown 1976-08-31
The Jeffersons Unknown 1975-01-18
ABC Afterschool Specials Unknown 1972-10-04
Columbo Unknown 1971-03-01
The Jetsons Unknown 1962-09-23