American stand-up comedian, Edie McClurg, is a familiar face in the world of cinema. Since initiating her acting career in 1976, McClurg has amassed great height of success with appearances in nearly 90 movies and, 55 TV episodes.
She portrayed characters of wife and girlfriend in numerous projects, but in her real life, she remains unmarried and dwells as an independent career-focused woman.
Portrays Wife In Reel-Life!
66-year-old veteran actress, Edie McClurg is deprived of the wedding vows. She has not shown any interest in starting up her own family and sharing the romantic bliss with the man of her dreams.
Solely focused on her 42-year movie career, Edie has shared on-screen romance numerous times in several films and TV shows.
One such instance was on 1978 aired American sitcom, WKRP in Cincinnati, where McClurg portrayed the role of Lucille Tarlek. She was a devoted nasal-voice wife of her husband, Herb Tarlek, a character played by Frank Bonner.
In the show, Edie’s character shares a daughter and son, Bunny and Herb III with her partner.
The story captures Edie's suspicion that her husband is after a beautiful blonde Jennifer Marlowe portrayed by Loni Anderson. However, Edie later finds out that she is her partner's charms.
Besides some on-screen flings, Edie McClurg remains a single, independent, and career-oriented person in real-life. Her any possible past affairs also remains concealed to date.
Edie McClurg’s Biography: Basks On Successful Career
Edie McClurg was born on 23 July 1951 in Kansas City as a second child to her parents. She holds an American nationality and carries a white ethnicity.
Edie grew up in Missouri with her family, where her father Mac McClurg served as a mailman and her mother, Irene McClurg as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) secretary. Her brother, Bob McClurg, is an actor who last made his movie appearance in 1987.
Edie joined the University of Missouri, Kansas City in the mid-1960s, where she taught radio for eight years. Later on, she received her master’s degree from Syracuse University, New York.
Besides her radio-teaching stint, Edie was up for acting from her early days at the University of Missouri. Her most-awaited onscreen debut came in 1976 horror film Carrie, where she starred as Helen Shyres. Besides, she served as a comedian on the Tony Orlando and Dawn variety show (1976-1977).
Subsequently, Edie headed to Los Angeles and joined sketch comedy group The Groundlings. She appeared as Hermit Hattie with Paul Reubens on his play The Pee-wee Herman Show in 1981.
Edie McClurg as Grace in 1986 movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Photo: beyondthemarquee.com)
Apart from providing her voice for numerous animated movies including 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph, McClurg has flaunted her acting skills appearing in almost 90 films and 55 television episodes, usually portraying the role as a stubborn middle-aged Midwesterner.
For her illustrious multi-skilled career as a comedian, actress, and voice artist, Edie McClurg bags compelling earnings. Her actual net worth dwells above $6 million.