RIP: Marcia Wallace

Marcia Wallace

Marcia Wallace

And now for some more sad news from over the weekend: Marcia Wallace, best known for her work on The Bob Newhart Show and her voicework as Mrs. Krabappel on The Simpsons, passed away over the weekend at the age of 70. Via The New York Times

Marcia Wallace, the bubbly comic actress who greeted doctors and group-therapy patients on The Bob Newhart Show in the 1970s and burnished the image of jaded, substance-abusing fourth-grade teachers as the Emmy Award-winning voice of Edna Krabappel for more than two decades on Fox’s animated hit The Simpsons, died on Friday in Los Angeles. She was 70. Her death was confirmed by Al Jean, a producer of The Simpsons. Ms. Wallace had been a breast cancer survivor since 1985 and a vocal one, lecturing on the subject and appearing on a 1998 cover of People magazine with fellow survivors.

Well, I’m bummed the hell out now. We lost a really great comedic voice, so I guess all that’s left to say is rest in peace, Marcia.

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