Marcia Wallace

Actress + Comedienne
Born Nov 1, 1942

Marcia Karen Wallace is an American character actress, comedienne 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 Edna Krabappel on the animated series The Simpsons, for which she won an Emmy for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1992.… Read More

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    Stop Spamming Me On Twitter! Interview With Screenwriter Joe Wilson
    Huffington Post - Jul 17, 2014
  • Marcia Wallace's Death Caused By Pneumonia And Breast Cancer
    Calgary Sun - Nov 25, 2013
  • The Simpsons' Springfield Finds Home
    Huffington Post - Nov 04, 2013
  • Bart Simpson Actress Remembers Marcia Wallace Hollywood Reporter
    Google News - Oct 29, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Marcia Wallace.


1942 Birth Marcia Karen Wallace was born in Creston, Iowa, on November 1, 1942, the eldest of three children of Arthur "Poke" Wallace and wife Joann. … Read More


1968 25 Years Old In 1968, Wallace appeared for a year off-Broadway with the group. … Read More
1972 29 Years Old One of these appearances in March 1972 led to a phone call from TV producer Grant Tinker, who offered her a supporting role on The Bob Newhart Show on the recommendation of CBS founder Bill Paley. … Read More


1978 35 Years Old When that series ended its six-season run in 1978, Wallace began three decades of television appearances as a game-show panelist on shows such as Match Game, Hollywood Squares, Password Plus and Super Password, Celebrity Whew! … Read More


1983 40 Years Old …  Wallace made her musical stage debut in the 1983, Sacramento Music Circus production of Gypsy. … Read More
1985 42 Years Old …  Wallace was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1985, after which she became an activist and lecturer on the subject. … Read More
1986 43 Years Old Wallace married hotelier Dennis Hawley on May 18, 1986, in a Buddhist ceremony.


2007 64 Years Old On January 27, 2007, Wallace 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.
2010 67 Years Old Wallace was a member of Delta Zeta sorority and was named the Delta Zeta 2010 Woman of the Year at the 2010 Biennial National Convention in Tucson, Arizona. … Read More
In 2013, she voiced the librarian in Monsters University, and in 2014 (posthumously) she portrayed herself in the movie Muffin Top: A Love Story.
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