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Lynne Marie Stewart (born December 14, 1946) is an American film, stage, television and voice actress,[1][2] best known for her performance as Miss Yvonne,[3] the Most Beautiful Woman in Puppet Land. She originated the role in the 1981 stage show The Pee-wee Herman Show and on the CBS television show Pee-wee's Playhouse. She returned to the role in the 2010 Los Angeles stage revival and returned again to play the role in the Broadway production which opened in November 2010 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.[4]

Lynne Marie Stewart
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Stewart at the premiere of Pee-wee's Big Holiday in Austin, Texas, 2016
Born (1946-12-14) December 14, 1946 (age 72)
Years active1971–present


Early lifeEdit

Stewart was born in Los Angeles, California.


She played several different nurses on the television series M*A*S*H. She appeared on an episode of the television series Night Court as Vanna Anders, and played a variety of characters, including Squiggy's two-timing girlfriend Barbara, on Laverne & Shirley. She also provided Shirley's voice in the Saturday morning cartoon Mork & Mindy/Laverne & Shirley/Fonz Hour. Lynne also got to work with Tracey Ullman in Tracey Ullman in the Trailer Tales for HBO and Tracey Ullman's State of the Union for Showtime.

Stewart has also played roles on Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Big Top Pee-wee, The Running Man, Night Stand with Dick Dietrick and Son of the Beach. She has recently guest-starred on the Disney shows Austin and Ally and Good Luck Charlie in 2011.

Most recently, she has appeared in Raising Hope, Marvin Marvin, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and in the 2011 film Bridesmaids. She also has a recurring role as Charlie's mom on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.[4]

Lynne Marie Stewart also appeared on a Biography profile of her best friend Cindy Williams.[citation needed] Lynne got to work with her friend in 2011 at the Surflight Theatre, in New Jersey, when she appeared in the female version of The Odd Couple, starring Cindy Williams and Jo Anne Worley.


  1. ^ Monush, Barry (2000-02-01). John Willis Screen World 1995: With Full Color Highlights of the Film Year. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 79–. ISBN 9781557832337. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  2. ^ Wittebols, James H. (2003-09-01). Watching M*A*S*H, Watching America: A Social History of the 1972-1983 Television, American Graffiti 1973, played Bobbie, Series. McFarland. pp. 193–. ISBN 9780786417018. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  3. ^ Bellomo, Mark (2012-01-01). Totally Tubular '80s Toys. Krause Publications. pp. 445–. ISBN 9781440216466. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  4. ^ a b Jones, Kenneth (31 Aug 2010). "Casting Complete for Broadway's Pee-wee Herman Show; Lynne Marie Stewart Is Miss Yvonne". Playbill. Archived from the original on 4 April 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2012.

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