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Marcia Wallace
Marcia Wallace
Guest Star Information
Gender Female
Status Deceased
Born November 1, 1942
Died October 25, 2013 (aged 71)
Nationality American
Claim to fame Actress
Character Edna Krabappel
Ms. Mellon
First appearance "Bart the Genius"

Marcia Karen Wallace (November 1, 1942 — October 25, 2013)[1] was an Emmy-winning actress from Creston, Iowa, United States, best known for her roles on The Bob Newhart Show, and The Simpsons. She was a Delta Zeta alumna. She voiced Edna Krabappel. She had also voiced Ms. Mellon in "Bart the Genius".

BiographyEdit

Wallace is best known for her roles as Carol Kester Bondurant, the receptionist for Bob Newhart (and dentist Jerry) on the 1972 television series The Bob Newhart Show, and as the voice of Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons, for which she won an Emmy for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1992.

She was an occasional celebrity panelist on Match Game and played "Mrs. Carruthers" in a few episodes of the ABC sitcom Full House. She also played the maid on the short-lived TV series That's My Bush!, and appeared in episode #227 of Bewitched ("Laugh, Clown, Laugh"), as Darrin's secretary, in 1971.

Wallace was a breast cancer survivor and activist who lectured on the subject [1]. On January 27, 2007, Marcia won the Gilda Radner Courage Award from Roswell Park Cancer Institute for helping educate Americans about the importance of early cancer detection and inspiring others through her 20 years as a breast cancer survivor.

Her book, Don't Look Back We're Not Going That Way, is a biography that recounts the early detection of her breast cancer, the loss of her husband Denny to cancer, her nervous breakdown, her single motherhood and other experiences.

DeathEdit

On October 25, 2013, Wallace died of pneumonia at age 70. Staff of The Simpsons had been aware of this illness. She was 6 days shy of her 71st birthday.

Show producer Al Jean stated that due to Wallace's passing the Edna Krabappel character will be retired. [2]

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TriviaEdit

  • Wallace was the most recurring guest star throughout the series.

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Cast and Crew
Starring
Dan Castellaneta | Julie Kavner | Nancy Cartwright | Yeardley Smith | Hank Azaria | Harry Shearer
Also Starring
Pamela Hayden | Tress MacNeille | Maggie Roswell | Russi Taylor | Karl Wiedergott | Christopher Collins | Doris Grau | Jo Ann Harris | Marcia Mitzman Gaven
Special Guest Voices
Kelsey Grammer | Maurice LaMarche | Joe Mantegna | Marcia Wallace | Greg Berg | Albert Brooks | Phil Hartman | Jan Hooks | Jane Kaczmarek | Jon Lovitz | Frank Welker

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