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Clara Peller (1902–1987)

Clara Peller was born on August 4, 1902 in Chicago, Illinois. Clara lived most of her early life in Chicago. She married a local jeweler at age twenty; the couple had two children prior to divorcing eight years later. Peller worked as a manicurist for thirty-five years at a local Chicago beauty salon. Clara moved to a North Shore apartment to be ... See full bio »

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The Stuff Special Guest Star in Stuff Commercial
Amazing Stories Actress
Moving Violations Emma Jean


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 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
 1985 Moving Violations
Emma Jean
 1985 The Stuff
Special Guest Star in Stuff Commercial
 1984 Wendy's: Where's the Beef? (TV Short)
Old lady
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 1986 WrestleMania 2 (TV Special)
 1984 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
- George McGovern/Madness (1984) ... Herself (uncredited)
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 1999 The Greatest Commercials of All Time (TV Movie documentary)
 1986 Bodywatch (TV Series)

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TV commercial for Prego Pasta Plus spaghetti sauce (1985) See more »


4' 10" (1.47 m)

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Also did a Jartran moving vans commercial before she was hired for her famous role on the Wendys commercials. In it she was seen constantly telling her sleeping husband "Ed" that it was time to move, and would drive her dozing husband, and an ever increasing number of rabbits back and forth, in the moving process. See more »


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