Alice Nunn

October 27, 1927 – July 1, 1988

On this very night…
10 years ago…
along the same stretch of road…
in a dense fog…
just like this…
I saw the worst accident I ever seen…
There was this sound…
Like a garbage truck!
Dropped off the empire state building!
And when they finally pulled the driver’s body…
From the Twisted… Burning… Wreck…
It looked like…


Alice Nunn
Alice Nunn


If you saw Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, this one will come right back to you. The very scary moment starred Alice Nunn as Large Marge, the truck driver. Alice was one of the great old character actresses that never got the attention she deserved. Remember her as the maid in Mommie Dearest? “I’m not mad at you Helga, I’m mad at this dirt.” Just for being in those two movies, the woman deserves an Oscar.




Alice now has a Facebook page!


To relive the absolute horror of Large Marge, check out this website I found tonight. Man, these guys are funny. Great bumper stickers available there too. You can see Alice in all her glory, and even hear her if you click here.  I bow to these guys.

Alice herself has been in a billion movies and television shows. Most of them are listed here.  The only blemish on her career was that she was in that Lucille Ball travesty, Mame.  Ugh.

Alice lived in West Hollywood, not very far from the Whisky A Go-Go. Her apartment was in a modest little building, tucked away in the gay ghetto.



I know very little about the woman unfortunately, except for her cool roles. And her doorbell.



I can’t even find an obituary on her. Sad, really.

Alice died on July first, 1988 of a heart attack in her apartment.



Alice Nunn's Death Certificate
Alice Nunn’s Death Certificate


Her body was taken to the Grandview Crematory for cremation, and she was shipped back to her native Florida for burial with her parents.

I put out a Find a Death plea a while back for help in the Jacksonville, Florida area, and lovely death hag Kelly Farris came through for us, with flying colors. She found Alice’s grave in Jacksonville. Thank you so much, Kelly. You’re a sweetheart.



Big kudos to my buddy Mike Steen for the death certificate. Can’t wait to see his book when it comes out. Celebrity Death Certificates. He’ll get a lot of sales here, I know!

Pee Wee’s Big Adventure was filmed all around LA.

Rest in peace, Alice. Tell ’em Large Marge sent ya. AH HA HA HA HA HA!!!



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