Edie McClurg

Edie McClurg


7/23/1951, Kansas City,Missouri

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Edie McClurg is an actress and writer who was born on July 23, 1951, in Kansas City, Missouri. She began performing with the Kansas City Rhythm Kids when she was five years old. Edie has a master's degree and taught radio at the University of Missouri/Kansas City before…more


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  • Trivia

    • Edie played a mentally disabled woman in the TV movie, "Bill: On His Own", for which she received a National Media Award.

    • Edie has appeared in a number of movies, including "Planes, Trains and Automobiles", "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", "Mr. Mom" and "Carrie".

    • Early in her career Edie was a part of "The Groundlings" improvisation team based in Los Angeles.

    • Edie worked as a producer for KCUR-FM, the National Public Radio affiliate in Kansas City, Missouri.

    • Edie earned a Master of Science degree from Syracuse University.

  • Quotes

    • Edie McClurg: (giving advice to aspiring actors) Perseverence. Adaptability. Flexibility. Affable; but not a pushover. Self-Doubt kills talent. These are not fortune cookie aphorisms. I had to give myself permission to act, then others agreed. Continue to study and learn new skills. Don't stink up the place with bad acting, if an opportunity comes your way. Now go about your business.