Saturday, October 26, 2013

Marcia Wallace Has Died

Marcia Wallace, the voice of The Simpsons' Edna Krabappel who earlier played the receptionist on The Bob Newhart Show, has died. She was 70.

29 comments:

auntliddy said...

oh man, she was awesome!!!!!! I really enjoyed her work!! RIP, funny lady.

Tru Leigh said...

I remember an interview with her a few year ago where she said she had trouble finding work. Fickle Hollywood. May she rest in Peace.

loopymommy said...

She was wonderful. G-d bless her.

Unknown said...

@ Tru Leigh
It was worse than that. When she had breast cancer, her insurance through SAG was about to expire because she had not had any work in a stipulated time frame. Her friends banded together and put out word to everyone that Marcia need a gig asap - even it if was a one day job - to keep her insurance. She began to get more work after that. I remember Entertainment Tonight doing a story on this. I'm not sure where the Simpsons gig figures into this regarding the timeline.

QueenAnne Guido said...

In the words of Edna Krabbapple:

It's another evening of soup for one and wine for two.

RIP you glorious dame!

Count Jerkula said...

Is she still married to Flanders? Dude has no luck with wives.

CarolMR said...

RIP, Marcia. I loved her in The Bob Newhart Show. Suzanne Pleshette is gone, too.

Cee Kay said...

70 isn't that old. This is very sad.

__-__=__ said...

Agree, 70 is young these days. RIP Glad she got some help to keep her insurance when she needed it.

sandybrook said...

RIP. Didn't she have a falling out w Carol Burnett? I hope they settled it if they did.

steph said...

I wonder if this solves the "major character death" that is supposed to happen on The Simpsons this season.

(If it happened already, my apologies. I haven't watched for the past 10 or so seasons.)

audrey said...

RIP Carol--the second best receptionist on TV ever.

Count Jerkula said...

@Audrey: Who do you think was the best?

PugsterMom said...

Who was the best if not the amazing Marcia/Carol?

Moose said...

She appeared in the single best episode of the second best sit-com of all time, when she was Rev. Jim's blind date at Latka and Simka's shloogel on "Taxi"

Moose said...

Best - 2 guesses. Miss DiPesto on Moonlighting, or Jennifer Marlowe on WKRP

Vera L- said...

Simpsons execs released that no, Crababble was not the death planned for the show and they are deeply saddened, blah blah blah

I remember her from Newhart Show, she was great. RIP lady.

Iceberg said...

I loved her on Newhart. Sad.

MISCH said...

She was so funny..

keirstin brent said...

She was great in Teen Witch

audrey said...

Loni Anderson on WKRP in Cinncinati. She rocked.

Frank The Tank said...

I met Marcia a couple of years ago at a non-H'wood party (pure fluke that she was there) ... she was cool and open and funny in person too. RIP.

8=====D - KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

RIP

Katie Telling said...

wow - what a loss - RIP.

Did not know she was 70 but that's no age at all is it.

Very sad.

Anonymous said...

@moose...+1/DiPesto

She always made me smile.

Mari said...

Mrs Krabapple directing the school play, Bart goofing off;
"Bart! Do you want to play John Wilkes Booth, or do you want to act like a maniac?"
RIP Marcia, you have made millions of people laugh, which is a wonderful gift to the world.

chopchop said...

I loved her so much. She was amazing and hilarious and, yes, sexy on Match Game.

If I could go back in time, I would want to be a cast member (panel member?) on Match Game.

Freya said...

No. She wasn't the planned death on the show but I wonder how it will effect the show. I guess the same way as Phil Hartman.

shakey said...

Poor Seymour.

I remember the episode they did when Bart realized how lonely Mrs. Crabapple was and he faked a suitor by mail and used Gordie Howe's picture for the man. It was one of the most touching episodes.

I'm really sorry she's gone.

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