Actress Molly McClure dies at 89

Appeared in 'City Slickers,' 'Mrs. Doubtfire'

Character actress Molly McClure, who appeared in films including “Mrs. Doubtfire” and many stage productions and TV shows, died Aug. 15 in Plano, Texas following a brief illness. She was 89.

McClure was born in Watsonville, Calif. and raised in Paducah, Ky. While raising three daughters in Paducah, she began acting at the Market House Theatre and appeared in numerous productions before moving to Los Angeles in 1968.

In Los Angeles, she was a member of the Actor’s Alley Repertory Theater. Among the films she appeared in were “City Slickers” and “City Slickers II” and “Pure Country.” On TV, she had guest roles on “Murder, She Wrote,” “Northern Exposure” and “Walker, Texas Ranger.” She also appeared as Mama Wheelis in Del Shores’ “Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?” on both stage and screen.

She is survived by three daughters, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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