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Old Oct 26, 2013, 12:54 PM   #1
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Marcia Wallace has died.

The older generation knows her for being Bob Newhart's receptionist. The younger crowd knew her better as Bart's teacher, Edna Krabappel.

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Marcia Wallace, the star of "The Bob Newhart Show" and "The Simpsons," died Friday, according to several media reports. She was 70 and had reportedly been in ill health, although the cause of her condition was not specified.

Wallace's blazing red hair and bubbly delivery were tailor-made for the role of the straight-laced Newhart's daffy receptionist on the hit CBS show. The part was reportedly written specifically for her at the behest of CBS founder Bill Paley.

She would remain with "The Bob Newhart Show" for its six-season run before seguewaying into guest appearances on shows like "ALF" and "Murphy Brown," and becoming a regular presence on game shows such as :The 25,000 Pyramid" and "Hollywood Squares."

She would also build a second career as a voice-over actress, giving life to Edna Krabappel, Bart Simpson's cynical fourth grade teacher on "The Simpsons." The role earned her an Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1992.
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Old Oct 27, 2013, 09:31 AM   #2
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Was sad to hear this. Have been listening to her "Ha!"s for many years now

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I remember her from "The Bob Newhart Show" (I'm from the MUCH older generation!), and although her career was limited to only a few roles, she did them well and added enjoyment to the shows on which she appeared.

And if you're sitting where I am sitting...70 is far too young...
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I remember her from "The Bob Newhart Show" (I'm from the MUCH older generation!), and although her career was limited to only a few roles, she did them well and added enjoyment to the shows on which she appeared.

And if you're sitting where I am sitting...70 is far too young...
unless they're 70 dog years

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I remember her from "The Bob Newhart Show" (I'm from the MUCH older generation!), and although her career was limited to only a few roles, she did them well and added enjoyment to the shows on which she appeared.

And if you're sitting where I am sitting...70 is far too young...


Yes, agreed, 70 (the old 'three score and ten') is far too young to die, these days. And 'The Simpsons' is a clever, classy, highly intelligent, witty, well-written show.......
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I really enjoyed her on The Bob Newhart Show. Very talented actress.
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