Date of Birth 23 July 1951, Kansas City, Missouri, USA Edie McClurg is an American actress. McClurg is known for a number of roles, including Principal Rooney's incompetent secretary Grace in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Lucille Tarlek on WKRP in Cincinnati, next-door neighbor Patti Poole on The Hogan Family, next-door neighbor Bonnie Brindle on Small Wonder, and the car-rental agent whom Steve Martin berates in Planes, Trains & Automobiles. McClurg can be seen in nearly 90 movies and 55 TV episodes, usually typecast as a middle-aged, somewhat stubborn and dimwitted Midwestern woman (more specifically Minnesota because of her dialect). She appeared as one of the wicked stepsisters in the Faerie Tale Theatre production of Cinderella. She began her career doing additional voices for The Jetsons and was recently in the animated film Cars, providing the voice for Minny. She can now be heard as the voice of Fran the squirrel on Higglytown Heroes on The Disney Channel and as Mrs. Claus in Holidaze: The Christmas that Almost Didn't Happen. McClurg guest starred as Barri's mother in a January 2007 episode of Campus Ladies. She is known for her prominent Minnesota accent. Perhaps one of her best known moments is her two word replies to Steve Martin's ranting monologue in Planes, Trains & Automobiles.