Who is Still Alive From the Cast of 1985’s ‘Clue?’

Clue Lesley Ann Warren, Martin Mull, Madeline Kahn, Michael McKean, Tim Curry, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Brennan, 1985
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These days, there are so many movies built around popular toys or board games (Barbie, anyone?) but back in the 1980s, it was a fairly new concept. In 1985, the classic board game Clue got its very own movie that even had 3 surprise endings and starred some very famous comedic stars. While it didn’t do very well at first, it has since become a cult classic and sadly, many of the stars who portrayed the iconic Clue characters have now died. Before we take a look at who is still alive from the movie and what they’re up to now, let’s pay tribute to the stars who have passed away.

Martin Mull (Colonel Mustard)

d. 2024

Martin Mull

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Mull is among the cast members who most recently passed away at the age of 80. His daughter confirmed the news that he died after a long illness. Mull got his start playing Barth Gimble on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. After Clue, he appeared in Roseanne, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, The Ranch, Arrested Development and many more. In 2013, he reunited with Clue co-stars Lesley Ann Warren and Christopher Lloyd for Psych‘s “100 Clues.” His most recent roles were in the shows Not Dead Yet and The Afterparty.

Eileen Brennan (Mrs. Peacock)

d. 2013

Eileen Brennan

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Brennan had been working since the late ’60s and received an Oscar nomination for Private Benjamin. Clue was her comeback after being in a car accident that turned her life upside down. After Clue, she got back on her feet and appeared in The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, Newhart, 7th Heaven and Will & Grace, to name a few. She died on July 28th, 2013 after a battle with bladder cancer at the age of 80.

Madeline Kahn (Mrs. White)

d. 1999

Madeline Kahn

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Kahn was already known for her incredible performances in movies such as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and High Anxiety before Clue. She continued to work in the ’90s in movies and shows such as Nixon, Cosby and A Bug’s Life but was sadly diagnosed with ovarian cancer and died from the disease on December 3, 1999. She was only 57 years old.

Christopher Lloyd (Professor Plum)


Christopher Lloyd

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The same year that he appeared in Clue, he appeared in another little film called Back to the Future. He regularly reunites with his Back to the Future franchise co-star Michael J. Fox at fan conventions. Not only that but the Taxi star continues to work and has six projects in the works right now, according to IMDb. Some of his recent appearances were in shows such as Hacks and Knuckles.

Tim Curry (Wadsworth)


Tim Curry

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Of course, Curry is best known as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show but he has also appeared in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Legend, It, Muppet Treasure Island, The Hunt for Red October and of course, Clue. Sadly, he suffered from a serious stroke in 2012 and continues to rely on a wheelchair. While he doesn’t act much anymore, he does provide voice work to various projects and attends fan cons. Learn more about what Curry is up to here!

Lesley Ann Warren (Miss Scarlet)


Lesley Ann Warren

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After Clue, she continued to work regularly in films and television shows including Touched by an Angel, Desperate Housewives, In Plain Sight, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce and more recently The Bay House. She has three upcoming projects according to IMDb.

Michael McKean (Mr. Green)


Michael McKean

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Before Clue, McKean was known for Laverne & Shirley and This Is Spinal Tap. In the late ’80s, he appeared in the iconic Planes, Trains & Automobiles and went on to appear in Dinosaurs, A Mighty Wind, Better Call Saul and more recently Dead Ringers. He is set to reprise his role as singer David St. Hubbins in the Spinal Tap sequel. Did you know that he also hosted his own Cooking Channel series called Food: Fact or Fiction?

Lee Ving (Mr. Boddy)


Lee Ving then and now "Clue"

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Ving, or Lee James Jude, is mostly known for his charismatic attitude in the 1970s LA punk band Fear (“Let’s Start a War”) which fun fact is the ONLY band to have ever been banned from SNL in 1981. He first came about as one of the subjects in the quintessential punk documentary The Decline of the Western Civilization he did take on acting for a bit in movies such as Flashdance and The Wild Life before Clue. Still occasionally acting he mostly concentrated on music and had several band projects. Fear recently put out a new album in 2023 and has been touring.

Colleen Camp (Yvette)


Colleen Camp

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Camp’s feature film debut was in 1973’s Battle for the Planet of the Apes and also made guest appearances on shows such as Happy Days and Dallas. She is also part of the Police Academy franchise and was most recently seen in Wild Eyed and Wicked with six upcoming projects in the works.

Who is your favorite character in the movie and/or your favorite character to play in the board game? Better yet did you see all 3 endings of the movie when it was in theaters?

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