Elmarie Wendel facts for kids
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November 23, 1928|
Howard County, Iowa, U.S.
|Died||c. July 21, 2018(aged 89)|
Elmarie Louise Wendel (November 23, 1928 – c. July 21, 2018) was an American actress and singer best known as Mamie Dubcek on the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun.
Born on a farm in Howard County, Iowa, one of five siblings, Wendel spent her childhood travelling with her musical parents and dancing with her sisters in and around the Midwest in club and concert hall venues, including the Grand Ole Opry. She eventually made her way to New York City where she appeared in, among other productions, the original 1959 off-Broadway production of Little Mary Sunshine, starring Eileen Brennan and John McMartin.
A national touring company of Annie took her to Los Angeles, where she made a successful transition into film and television. She garnered the role of the eccentric Mrs. Dubcek on 3rd Rock from the Sun. From 1996 to 2001, she appeared in about 70 episodes of the show. She made appearances on such shows as Seinfeld, Love & War, Murphy Brown, Murder, She Wrote, and Empty Nest. She appeared in And the Band Played On and Far from Home. She had a recurring role as Gina, an assembly line co-worker of the title character on George Lopez. In 2008, she appeared on General Hospital in the recurring role of Peg. Her musical theatre credits include Wonderful Town, Cole Porter Revisited, Little Mary Sunshine and Gigi.
Personal life and death
Wendel's daughter, J.C. Wendel, is also an actress. Her death was announced on her daughter's Instagram on July 21, 2018. No cause or place of death was given but Wendel had resided in Studio City, California, at the time of her death.
|1961||A Bowl of Cherries||Daphne||Short comedy film written and directed by William Kronick|
|1991||Going Under||Sonar||Comedy film directed by Mark W. Travis|
|1995||Rumpelstiltskin||Gypsy Woman||Comedy fantasy horror film directed by Mark Jones|
|2000||Attraction||Beehive Waitress||Drama romantic thriller film directed by Russell DeGrazier|
|2011||A Bag of Hammers||The Mark||Comedy drama film directed by Brian Crano and written by Crano and Jake Sandvig|
|2012||The Lorax||Aunt Grizelda|
|1982||Crisis Counselor||Guest||Episode: "Aging Woman" (S 1:Ep 80)|
|1982||Knight Rider||Woman||Episode: "No Big Thing" (S 1:Ep 8)|
|1985||The Jeffersons||Mrs. Pardella||Episode: "State of Mind" (S 11:Ep 19)|
|1987||The Facts of Life||Jackie||Episode: "Sweet Charity" (S 9:Ep 5)|
|1990||Sugar and Spice||Bag Lady||Episode: "Breaking in Is Hard to Do" (S 1:Ep 6)|
|1991||Babes||Sister Katherine||Episode: "All Bummed Out" (S 1:Ep 13)|
|Murphy Brown||Mrs. Beale||Episode: "Everytime It Rains... You Get Wet" (S 3:Ep 21)|
|Major Dad||Mona||Episode: "On the Line" (S 3:Ep 11)|
|1992||Empty Nest||Vivian||Episode: "Charley for President" (S 4:Ep 21)|
|Santa Barbara||Landlady||Episode: "Ep 2,053"|
|1993||Murder, She Wrote||Nurse Receptionist||Episode: "The Petrified Florist" (S 9:Ep 15)|
|Love & War||Maude||Episode: "They Can't Take That Away from Me" (S 2:Ep 8)|
|The Pink Panther||Guest||Episode: "Pilgrim Panther/That Old Pink Magic" (S 1:Ep 10)|
|1994||Empty Nest||Agnes||Episode: "The Ballad of Shady Pines" (S 6:Ep 18)|
|Weird Science||Mrs. Wilder||Episode: "She's Alive" (Pilot)|
|1996–2001||3rd Rock from the Sun||Mrs. Dubcek||
|1998||Jenny||Doris||Episode: "A Girl's Gotta Merger" (S 1:Ep 9)|
|2000||The Angry Beavers||Doris Rabbit||Voice, episode: "Driving Misses Daggett/Big" (S 4:Ep 4)|
|2001–2002||NYPD Blue||Susan Hornby||Recurring role, 4 episodes|
|2003–2007||George Lopez||Gina Sorenstam||Recurring role, 12 episodes|
|2011||American Dad!||Beverley Billingsley||Voice, episode: "Stanny Boy and Frantastic" (S 7:Ep 10)|
|Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior||Paula||Episode: "Devotion" (S 1:Ep 6)|
|2014||The Exes||Ruthie||Episode: "The Old Man and the Holly" (S 3:Ep 20)|
|2015||Fallout 4||Mandy Stiles / Cathy / Pulowski Preservation Shelter|
|2018||Fallout 76||Pulowski Preservation Shelter||Posthumous release|
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