Marcia Wallace

Actor, Film actor

1942 – 2013

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Who was Marcia Wallace?

Marcia Karen Wallace was an American actress, voice artist, comedian, and game show panelist, primarily known for her roles in television situation comedies. She is perhaps best known for her roles as receptionist Carol Kester on the 1970s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show, and as the voice of elementary school teacher Edna Krabappel on the animated series The Simpsons, for which she won an Emmy in 1992.

Wallace was known for her tall frame, red hair, and distinctive laugh. She had a career spanning six decades in TV, in film, and on stage. A frequent guest on The Merv Griffin Show, she was personally recruited for the soon-to-appear network sitcom The Bob Newhart Show, in a role created especially for her. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1985, she became a cancer activist. She was active until her death, with her long-term role as Edna Krabappel retired upon her death.

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Born
Nov 1, 1942
Creston
Also known as
  • Macabre Marcia Wallace
  • Marsha Wallace
  • Macabre Wallace
  • Marcia Karen Wallace
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Parsons College
    English Studies
  • Theatre studies
  • High school diploma, Creston High School
Died
Oct 25, 2013
Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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