This Actress from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ is from Wichita Falls, Texas?!
Add this to the list of things I didn't know.
I am always on the hunt to find strange Wichita Falls mentions in pop culture. This one though is from one of my favorite 80's movies, 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'. I believe everyone has seen this movie and if you haven't, go watch it this weekend. Throughout the movie, people send stuff to Ferris because they believe he is sick, some folks even think he is dying.
At one point in the movie, Ferris' sister comes home to find out if he is really sick or faking it. Looks like someone decided to send Ferris a strippergram.
Famous Wichita Falls Actress
First of all, why in the hell is Louie Anderson in this scene?! I guess there's a balloon guy as well and who in the hell is that guy in the pink mask?! What the hell is going on in this fifteen seconds? Let's be honest, we have only paid attention to the nurse in this scene our entire lives.
I heard that you were feeling ill. Headache, fever, and a chill. I came to help restore your pluck, cause I'm the nurse who likes to...
We have guessed what that next line is for decades at this point, could be suck could be...
Turns out that nurse is Stephanie Blake who was born right here in Wichita Falls, Texas back in 1954. She apparently was a famous burlesque dancer and that's how she got her role in this iconic 80's movie.
Other Stephanie Blake Roles in Movies
She also was in the 1990 movie 'The Invisible Maniac' Which is about an invisible scientist escapes from an asylum and teaches high-school physics to nubile teens.
The Sure Thing
She plays the bar maid in this 1985 John Cusack road trip movie.
Throughout the years, she has had minor roles in other television and movie productions. Her last acting credit is from 2011. Nowadays, it looks like Stephanie still helps out with burlesque festivals around the country since that is what made her famous in the first place.
So all these years that you have chuckled at that nurse scene, turns out it was someone born in Wichita Falls giving you a laugh.