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Born & raised in Kansas City, Missouri. Twelve years Catholic school. Master of Science from Syracuse University in Radio-TV-Film 1970. Teaching Asst. to Poet, William Snodgress, Syracuse U. 1970.
Operations Mgr/News Anchor/Producer/Asst. Professor-KCUR--NPR affiliate in KC.--1966-1974. From then 'til now- FILMS: Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, Master of Disguise, Hanging Up, A River Runs Through It, Natural Born Killers, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, A Bug's Life, Eating Raoul, Planes, Trains, & Automobiles, She's Having a Baby, Back to School, Carrie, Elvira, The Little Mermaid among many others. TV: WKRP in Cincinnati, David Letterman Daytime Show, Richard Pryor Show, Bill On His Own (Edie received National Media Award from the Association for Retarded Citizens), Pee Wee Herman HBO Special, Hogan Family, Mad About You, Caroline in the City, Providence, 7th Heaven, Picket Fences, LA Law, Seinfeld, Rosanne, among many others. LIVE IMPROV THEATRE: Pitschel Players SF & LA, Groundlings, Sills & Co, Spolin Players, Second City Alumni Jam. THEATRE: One Woman Show presented at The Groundlings 2003: IT'S EDIE IN HERE. Another One Gal Show-WHIRLY JUNE: A Midwestern Woman-Zephyr Theatre, FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR de LUNE, produced by Tim Busfield, NEVER IN MY LIFETIME-Hudson Theatre. Studied for 3 years with VIOLA SPOLIN, the Mother of All Improv Games.
BEST ACTRESS CHICAGO ALTERNATIVE FILM FESTIVAL portraying Ted Kaczynski's mother.