E.G. Daily Brings the Bumpin’ 80s Beats in Better Off Dead


Best known as Dottie in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, E.G. Daily was everywhere in the 80s. 

In fact, she puts in a head-turning performance at the school dance in our upcoming film, Better Off Dead. But by then, she had already made her mark many times over in the films and music videos of that decade.

In her teens, she made appearances on TV sitcoms like Laverne & Shirley and CHiPs. She appeared on Fame and Saturday Night Live. She played a starring role in Rod Stewart’s 1981 music video for Young Turks, and performed songs in Brian De Palma’s Scarface, as well as in lighter 80s fare like The Breakfast Club and Summer School. She had parts in Dogfight; Fandango; and, best of all, Lou Adler’s cult punk pic Ladies & Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains.

In the years since, though she’s not on screen as much as she once was, she’s stayed quite busy. She’s done voices for main characters in Rugrats, Powderpuff Girls and Happy Feet. And fittingly, she just recently impressed the judges with a show-stopping audition on The Voice.

Keep an eye out for E.G. Daily in Better Off Dead. It all starts with buying your tickets today!

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