On this day in 1937, Large Marge was born! It would have been her 82nd birthday!

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Today would have been Large Marge’s 82nd birthday… if it hadn’t been for that WRECK!


The woman who played Large Marge, Alice Nunn, had a long career as a character actor. Starting in the late 1960s, she appeared in many TV shows and movies including Hazel, The Phyllis Diller Show, Petticoat Junction, The Love Boat, Mommie DearestHappy Days, Knight Rider, and LOTS MORE! She’s best known for playing Large Marge in my 1985 film, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure


Here’s a peek at her famous scene, considered one of the scariest in non-horror film history!! Watch all of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure on Netflix!! Tell’em Large Marge sent ya!


Ms. Nunn died in 1988 in West Hollywood, California. 

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  • Helen Gircko

    Large Marge is the best ghost in the world! I send a low bow to her and the great actress who embodied this character on the screen. ( And I will not say here who else can claim the title of a magnificent cinematografic ghost in a tragicomical style…)

  • Ron Morgan

    I’m confused. If she died in ’88, why does the plaque say ’74?