McClurg, Edie 1951–

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McCLURG, Edie 1951–


Born July 23, 1951, in Kansas City, MO; sister of Robert McClurg (an actor). Education: University of Missouri, B.A., speech education; Syracuse University, M.A.; studied improvisation with Viola Spolin.

Addresses: Agent—Leavitt Talent Group, 6300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1470, Los Angeles, CA 90048 (some sources cite 6404 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 950, Los Angeles, CA 90048); Pakula/King & Associates, 9229 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 315, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actress, voice artist, and writer. Pitschel Players (improvisational group), San Francisco, CA, and Los Angeles, CA, member of company, beginning 1975; Groundlings Improv Comedy Revue, member of original company, c. 1975–85; Second City Theatre, West Hollywood, CA, performer with Spolin Players; performed stand–up comedy at the Comedy Store. Appeared in commercials. KCUR–FM Radio, Kansas City, MO, worked as operations manager, news reporter, and documentary and fine arts producer; University of Missouri–Kansas City, instructor of radio classes.

Awards, Honors: National Media Award, Association for Retarded Citizens, c. 1983, for Bill: On His Own; Chicago Alternative Film Festival Award, best actress, c. 1998, for Ted; DVDX Award nomination, DVD Exclusive awards, best supporting actress in a DVD premiere movie, 2003, for Air Bud: Spikes Back.


Film Appearances:

Helen, Carrie, United Artists, 1976.

Cracking Up, American International Pictures, 1977.

Gloria's mother, Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (also known as High Encounters of the Ultimate Kind), Universal, 1980.

Mr. Benson's secretary, Oh God! Book II, Warner Bros., 1980.

Mrs. Grange, Pandemonium (also known as Thursday the 12th), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1982.

Susan, Eating Raoul, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1982.

Voice of Miss Right, The Secret of NIMH (animated; also known as Mrs. Brisby and the Rats of NIMH), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1982.

Checkout lady, Mr. Mom (also known as Mr. Mum), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1983.

The queen, Cheech and Chong's The Corsican Brothers, Orion, 1984.

Donna, The Longshot, Orion, 1986.

Grace (the secretary), Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Paramount, 1986.

Marge Sweetwater, Back to School, Orion, 1986.

Car rental agent, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Paramount, 1987.

Chastity Pariah, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, New World, 1988.

Lynn, She's Having a Baby, Paramount, 1988.

Voice of Barsa for American version, Kiki's Delivery Service (animated; also known as The Witch's Express Mail and Majo no takkyubin), 1989.

Voice of Carlotta, The Little Mermaid (animated), Buena Vista, 1989.

Secretary, Curly Sue, Warner Bros., 1991.

Mrs. Burns, A River Runs through It, Columbia, 1992.

Voice of Winnie Pig, Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Summer Vacation (animated), 1992.

Aunt Irene, Airborne, Warner Bros., 1993.

Dr. Emmerson, Stepmonster, Concorde, 1993.

Mrs. Wilson (Mallory's mother), Natural Born Killers, Warner Bros., 1994.

Dotty (some sources cite Dolly), Under the Hula Moon, Trident Releasing, 1995.

Voice of Franklin's mom, Carpool, Warner Bros., 1996.

Librarian, Casper: A Spirited Beginning (live action and animated; also known as Casper: The Beginning and Casper II: Ghost Central Station), 1997.

Marge, The Prince, Curb Entertainment, 1997.

Martha George, Flubber (also known as Disney's Flubber: The Absent Minded Professor), Buena Vista, 1997.

Circuit Breaker, 1997.

Second laundry lady, Holy Man, Buena Vista, 1998.

Ted Kaczynski's mother, Ted, Chronic Filmwerks, 1998.

Voice of Dr. Flora, A Bug's Life (animated), Buena Vista, 1998.

Voice of nurse, The Rugrats Movie (animated), Paramount, 1998.

Beverly McGuire, Can't Stop Dancing, PM Entertainment Group, 1999.

Mrs. Ellen French, The Manor, Falcon, 1999.

Dot, Meeting Daddy, Triangle Group, 2000.

Esther, Hanging Up, Columbia/Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2000.

Voice of Carlotta, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (animated), Buena Vista Home Video/Walt Disney Home Video, 2000.

Campus tour guide, Van Wilder (also known as National Lampoon's Van Wilder, Van Wilder: Party Liaison, and Party Animals—wilder geht's nicht), Artisan Entertainment, 2002.

Mother Disguisey, The Master of Disguise, Columbia/Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2002.

Nurse Rollins, Changing Hearts (also known as Colored Eggs), Crazy Dreams Entertainment, 2002.

Pat, Now You Know, Lumberyard Productions, 2002.

Grandma, Air Bud: Spikes Back, Miramax, 2003.

Greta, Fish without a Bicycle, Cheshire Smile Productions, 2003.

Mrs. Gertrude, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (also known as Dickie Roberts: (Former) Child Star), Paramount, 2003.

Estelle, To Kill a Mockumentary, Pizza Guy Films, 2004.

Mary Louise Morrison, Love Surreal, Dreamguy Productions/Candlelight Media Group, 2004.

Nurse Olivia, Breaking Dawn (also known as The Gleam of Dawn), Castlight Pictures/Sodium Entertainment, 2004.

Film Work:

Additional voices, Home on the Range, Buena Vista, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Member of ensemble cast, Tony Orlando and Dawn (also known as The Tony Orlando and Dawn Rainbow Hour), CBS, 1976–1977.

Venus Kallikak, The Kallikaks, NBC, 1977.

Various roles, including Mrs. Marv Mendenhall, The David Letterman Show, NBC, 1980.

The Big Show, NBC, 1980.

Willamae Jones, Harper Valley PTA (also known as Harper Valley), NBC, 1981–1982.

Marian, No Soap, Radio, ABC, 1982.

Salaria, Madame's Place, syndicated, 1982.

Voice of Wingnut Doozer, Fraggle Rock, HBO, 1983–1988.

Voice of Mrs. Seaworthy, The Snorks (animated), NBC, 1984–1986.

Bonnie Brendl, Small Wonder, syndicated, 1985–1987.

Voice, The 13 Ghosts of Scooby–Doo (animated), ABC, 1985–1988.

Patty Poole, Valerie, NBC, 1986–1987, later known as Valerie's Family, NBC, 1987–1988, later known as The Hogan Family (also known as The Hogans), NBC, 1988–1990, CBS, 1990–1991.

Panelist, The Match Game 90, ABC, 1990.

Voice, Rick Moranis in Gravedale High (animated; also known as Gravedale High), NBC, 1990–1991.

Voice of Aunt Ruth Generic, Bobby's World (animated; also known as Bobby's World of Monsters), Fox, 1990–1998.

Panelist, The Match Game 91, ABC, 1991.

Principal Marilyn Ridge, Drexell's Class, Fox, 1992.

Voice of Normina Normanmeyer, The Addams Family (animated), ABC, 1992–1995.

Voice of Mrs. Ora Anderson (Louie's mother), Life with Louie (animated), Fox, 1995–1998.

Mrs. Webb, Bone Chillers, ABC and Global Television, 1996.

Voice of Violet Stimpelton, Rocket Power (animated), Nickelodeon, 1999–2000.

Polite voice, "The Revolting Slob" segment, Crashbox (live action and animated), HBO, 1999–2000, 2003, 2004—.

Voice of Mrs. McCoy, The Kids from Room 402 (animated), ABC Family Channel, 2000–2001.

Voices of Mrs. Violet Bleakman and others, Clifford the Big Red Dog (animated; also known as Scholastic Clifford), PBS, 2000–2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Angela, Bill: On His Own, CBS, 1983.

Beth Crawford, Crash Course (also known as Driver's Ed, Driving Academy, and Driving School), NBC, 1988.

Ruth Strull, Dance 'til Dawn (also known as Senior Prom), NBC, 1988.

Patsy Webber, Menu for Murder (also known as Murder at the P.T.A. Luncheon), CBS, 1990.

Dr. Marianne Snow, "Inhumanoid," Roger Corman Presents, Showtime, 1996.

Miranda Hoggendobber, Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery (also known as Murder, She Purred), ABC, 1998.

Mrs. Lerby, Columbo: Ashes to Ashes, ABC, 1998.

Voice of Violet Stimpelton, Rocket Power: Race across New Zealand (animated), Nickelodeon, 2002.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Esmerelda, "Hansel and Gretel," Once upon a Brothers Grimm, CBS, 1977.

The Chevy Chase Show, NBC, 1977.

Esther Greene, "A Home Run for Love" (also known as "Thank You, Jackie Robinson"), ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1978.

Hermit Hattie, The Pee–Wee Herman Show, HBO, 1981.

Switchboard operator, Working (musical), PBS, 1982.

Herself, The Making of "The Corsican Brothers," 1984.

The Paragon of Comedy, Showtime, 1984.

The History of White People in America: Volume I (also known as The History of White People in America), HBO, 1985.

The History of White People in America: Volume II (also known as The History of White People in America), HBO, 1986.

The 55th Annual King Orange Jamboree Parade, NBC, 1988.

Candid Camera on Wheels, CBS, 1989.

Voice, Christmas Every Day (animated), syndicated, 1991.

Department of Motor Vehicles clerk, Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun, PBS, 1993.

Voice of Mrs. Ora Anderson (Louie's mother), Life with Louie: A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman (animated), Fox, 1994.

Boarding attendant, The Making of "Speed 2: Cruise Control," 1997.

Also appeared in White Politics in America.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

The Richard Pryor Show, NBC, 1977.

Lucille Tarlek, "Goodbye, Johnny," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1979.

Lucille Tarlek, "Never Leave Me, Lucille," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1979.

Lucille Tarlek, "Real Families," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1980.

Sister Pollyanna, "Sanctuary," The Incredible Hulk, CBS, 1981.

Audrey Blume, "Death Smiles on a Dry Cleaner: Parts 1 & 2," The Jeffersons, CBS, 1982.

Imogene, "Sharples vs. Sharples," Alice, CBS, 1982.

Betty, "Arnold the Entrepreneur," Diff'rent Strokes, NBC, 1984.

Kathleen Wheeler, "Promises, Promises," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1984.

Bertha, "Cinderella," Faerie Tale Theater (also known as Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theater), Showtime, 1985.

Voice of woman on television, "And Up We Go," The Jeffersons, CBS, 1985.

Beauty salon customer, "Camille," Moonlighting, ABC, 1986.

Penny Nichols, "Reunion," Mr. Belvedere, ABC, 1986.

Guest, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, NBC, multiple appearances, beginning 1989.

Voice of Mrs. Vandersnoot, "Captains Outrageous," TaleSpin (animated), broadcast on Disney Afternoon, syndicated, 1990.

Voice of Winnie Pig, "Hog Wild Hamton," Tiny Toon Adventures (animated), syndicated, 1990.

Lucille Tarlek, "Lotto Fever," The New WKRP in Cincinnati, syndicated, 1991.

Lucille Tarlek, "The Trip," The New WKRP in Cincinnati, syndicated, 1991.

Nurse DeFarge, "Beauty and the Beast," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1991.

Voice of shopper, "Power Erupts," Dinosaurs, ABC, 1991.

Bingo lady, "Bingo," Roseanne, ABC, 1992.

Jungle Jenny, "Radio Days," Full House, ABC, 1992.

Voice of Wanda Jean Schmeltzer, "Meanwhile, Back at the Ramp," Goof Troop (animated; also known as Disney's Goof Troop), ABC and syndicated, 1992.

Lilah, "The Pit Stop," Getting By, NBC, 1993.

Cille Vonzel, "Whose San Andreas Fault Is It, Anyway?," L.A. Law, NBC, 1994.

God, "Death in Plainview," Monty, Fox, 1994.

Nurse lady, "Tom's Deal," The Mommies, NBC, 1995.

Peggy Prockett, "Harry Weston, Man's Best Friend," Empty Nest, NBC, 1995.

Peggy Prockett, "Stand by Your Man," Empty Nest, NBC, 1995.

The widow Taylor, First Time Out, The WB, 1995.

Demille, "A Man's Place Is in the Homey, or the Stepford Guys," Homeboys in Outer Space, UPN, 1996.

Mabel, "Uniting Loved Ones," Night Stand (also known as Night Stand with Dick Dietrick), syndicated, 1996.

Mrs. Beeker, "What Will People Say?," 7th Heaven, The WB, 1996.

Mother Dinkel, "Snow Exit," Picket Fences, CBS, 1996.

Guest, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, Comedy Central, 1996, ABC, 1997.

Farmer's wife, "Panic," Perversions of Science, HBO, 1997.

Hilda Morris, "From Here to Maternity," Melrose Place, Fox, 1997.

Hilda Morris, "Last Exit to Ohio," Melrose Place, Fox, 1997.

Hilda Morris, "101 Damnations," Melrose Place, Fox, 1997.

Loafer, "Last Call," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997.

Maw–Maw, "Witch Trash," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, ABC, 1997.

Mrs. Tot, "How to Marry a Moron," Married ... with Children, Fox, 1997.

Nurse Debbie, "One Flew over the 'Cuda's Nest," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1997.

Arlene, "Suburban Myth," Maggie Winters, CBS, 1998.

Margaret Duffy (Caroline's mother), "Caroline and the Visit from Mom," Caroline in the City (also known as Caroline), NBC, 1998.

Bridgit, "Trade Off," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1999.

Mrs. Beeker, "Life Is Too Beautiful," 7th Heaven, The WB, 1999.

Mrs. Beeker, "The Tribes That Bind," 7th Heaven, The WB, 1999.

Rosie, "Uncle Phil Goes Back to High School," Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1999.

Crissy, "ManHunt," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 2000.

Mrs. Beeker, "Gossip," 7th Heaven, The WB, 2000.

Voice of Mrs. Martel, "Zeta," Batman Beyond (animated), The WB, 2000.

Voices of Mrs. Nadine and Mrs. Dora, "Jaybirds of a Feather," Pepper Ann (animated; also known as Disney's Pepper Ann), ABC and syndicated, 2000.

Julie, "Book Club," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2001.

Meryl Ridley, "Saved by the Bell," Providence, NBC, 2001.

(In archive footage) Herself, Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Fran, Higglytown Heroes, 2004.

Appeared as Tina, The Martin Short Show; contributed the voice of Frymom, "Parents of Panic," The Super Mario Bros. Freaky Show! (animated).

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Helen, Pottsville, CBS, 1980.

Top Ten, NBC, 1980.

Ida Antoine, Second Edition, CBS, 1984.

Fannie, Together We Stand (also known as Nothing Is Easy), CBS, 1986.

Voice of old lady, Quints (animated), UPN, 1999.

Television Appearances; Other:

Voice of Mrs. Newman for Jeffrey Cat: Claw and Order (animated), broadcast on World Premiere Toons, The Cartoon Network.

Television Additional Voices; Animated Series:

Scooby and Scrappy–Doo, ABC, 1979–1980, and 1982–1983.

The Smurfs (also known as Smurfs' Adventures), NBC, 1981–1990.

The Jetsons (also known as The New Jetsons), syndicated, 1985 and 1987.

The Tom & Jerry Kids Show, Fox, 1990–1993.

TaleSpin, broadcast on Disney Afternoon, syndicated, 1990–1994.

Droopy, Master Detective, Fox, 1993–1994.

Problem Child, USA Network, 1993–1994.

Television Additional Voices; Episodic:

"Trading Faces," Darkwing Duck (animated; also known as Disney's Darkwing Duck), ABC and syndicated, 1991.

Stage Appearances:

It's Edie in Here (solo show), Groundlings Theatre, West Hollywood, CA, 2003.

Mrs. Upson, Mame (musical), Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA, 2004.

Appeared as Whirly June Pickens, Whirly June: A Midwestern Woman (solo show), Zepyhr Theatre, Hollywood, CA. Appeared in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, B Street Theatre, Sacramento, CA; and in Never in My Lifetime, Hudson Theatres, Los Angeles.



Herself, Identity Crisis: The Making of a Master (short documentary film), 2003.

Video Games:

Voice of Miss Rivers (pirate school teacher), Escape from Monkey Island, LucasArts Entertainment, 2000.


Teleplays; Series:

Staff writer, The David Letterman Show, NBC, 1980.

Teleplays; Specials:

(With others) The Pee–Wee Herman Show, HBO, 1981.

(With John Paragon and Paul Reubens) The Paragon of Comedy, Showtime, 1984.

Writings for the Stage:

It's Edie in Here (solo show), Groundlings Theatre, West Hollywood, CA, 2003.

Also the author of Whirly June: A Midwestern Woman (solo show), Zephyr Theatre, Hollywood, CA.



Edie McClurg Official Site,, June 23, 2004.

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