Sad news in the Goondocks


Bad news for Goonies fans: Actress Mary Ellen Trainor, who played Mikey’s mom, Mrs. Walsh, died at home in Montecito, Calif., at the age of 62, on May 20, but the news was just recently announced ( She is pictured in a screenshot from the movie with Josh Brolin and Ke Huy Quan, courtesy of Warner Brothers.

One of her Goonie “mom” lines, to the new maid, Rosalita, is a classic: “This is my supply closet. You’ll find everything you need, brooms, dustpans, insect spray. I would really like the house clean when they tear it down.”

Want to hear her reminiscing about her time with the Goonies (which she said was “nothing short of a blast”)? Check out her 2013 interview with Red Carpet News TV at

In addition to “The Goonies,” she appeared in all four “Lethal Weapon” movies as a police psychiatrist, and in many other films, as well. She also studied broadcast journalism at San Diego State University, and was once married to director Robert Zemekis.

Good night, Mrs. Walsh, wherever you are.

— Elleda Wilson

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