Marcia Wallace
Actress, comedienne
Marcia Wallace
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.
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Stop Spamming Me On Twitter! Interview with Screenwriter Joe Wilson
Huffington Post - over 2 years
=I'm pleased to present the incomparable Joe Wilson, director and storyteller known for talent as well as his biting wit when it comes to social media. When did you start writing screenplays? I started writing ideas on cocktail napkins while working at a hotel in Boston the late '80s, never thinking what all the ideas would be. All the good cocktail napkin ideas were compiled into a document on a computer the kept getting longer. That document eventually ended up being my first script called "Pigs Feet & Marble Skies," an evening-length solo show I performed at Mobius in Boston in 1994. I co-wrote and performed a second evening length show in 1995, which got great reviews and caught the eye of Carsey-Werner, a company that made a lot of TV, like Cosby. I started learning how to write sitcom and feature film scripts immediately and eventually moved to Los Angeles in the late 90's, where I learned a lot about writing, including plays and now I'm learning how to w ...
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Marcia Wallace's death caused by pneumonia and breast cancer
Calgary Sun - about 3 years
The Simpsons star Marcia Wallace died from a combination of pneumonia, sepsis and breast cancer, coroners have ruled.
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'The Simpsons' bids farewell to Marcia Wallace
LATimes - over 3 years
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Bart Simpson Actress Remembers Marcia Wallace - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - over 3 years
Hollywood Reporter Bart Simpson Actress Remembers Marcia Wallace Hollywood Reporter "The Simpsons'" Nancy Cartwright, who voices Mrs. Krebapple's most troublesome student, tells THR about her late co-star's contribution to the iconic Fox cartoon and the future of her character. Marcia Wallace - P - 2013. Getty Images. Marcia Wallace. 'The Simpsons' -- Mrs. Krabappel to Be Written Off Show ... But Not for A WhileTMZ.com Remembering Edna Krabappel: Five Sweetest 'Simpsons' Episodes That ...MTV.com Edna Krabappel: These are your best bitsMetro Broadway World -Idaho State Journal -Creston News Advertiser all 49 news articles »
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Marcia Wallace, Of 'Simpsons' And 'Newhart Show' Fame, Dies
NPR - over 3 years
Marcia Wallace has died at the age of 70. She was best known for her voice work as fourth-grade teacher Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons and as the wisecracking secretary on The Bob Newhart Show. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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'Simpsons' Actress Marcia Wallace Dies - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - over 3 years
Hollywood Reporter 'Simpsons' Actress Marcia Wallace Dies Hollywood Reporter In addition to her role as Edna Krabappel on the Fox show, she also starred on "The Bob Newhart Show." Marcia Wallace, the voice of The Simpsons' Edna Krabappel who earlier played the quick-witted receptionist on The Bob Newhart Show, has died. Marcia Wallace, Comic Actress on 'The Simpsons,' Dies at 70New York Times Marcia Wallace, star of 'Simpsons,' 'Bob Newhart,' has died at 70NBCNews.com Marcia Wallace of 'The Simpsons,' 'The Bob Newhart Show' has diedLos Angeles Times E! Online -People Magazine -AceShowbiz all 414 news articles »
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Simpsons' Voice Of Edna Krabappel - Marcia Wallace - Passes Away
Perez Hilton - over 3 years
Sad news today. Marcia Wallace has been a legend in Hollywood as a star on The Bob Newhart Show and most famously as the voice of The Simpsons' character Edna Krabappel. It is reported that Marcia has been ill for the last few months and passed away with her family by her side in Los Angeles. It is unclear what she might have been ill with, but she was 70 years old at the time of her passing. Our thoughts are with the actress' loved ones during this difficult time. [Images via WENN/FOX.]
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Marcia Wallace, star on Newhart show and 'The Simpsons,' dies (Melissa Gray/CNN)
Wesmirch.com - over 3 years
Melissa Gray / CNN: Marcia Wallace, star on Newhart show and ‘The Simpsons,’ dies  —  ‘Simpsons’ voice artist Wallace dies  —  (CNN) — Marcia Wallace, whose four-decade television career included playing the receptionist on “The Bob Newhart Show” and Bart's fourth-grade teacher on “The Simpsons,” has died, her agent said Saturday.
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Marcia Wallace dies, voice of 'Simpsons' Edna Krabappel
Fox News - over 3 years
Marcia Wallace, the voice of scoffing schoolteacher Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons," whose wise-cracking characters on "The Bob Newhart Show" and other prime-time hits endeared her to generations of TV viewers, has died.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marcia Wallace
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 70
    The Simpsons episode "Four Regrettings and a Funeral" was shown on November 3, 2013, and dedicated to her.
    More Details Hide Details Wallace had recorded lines for several upcoming episodes, and her final episode "The Man Who Grew Too Much" aired on March 9, 2014. In 2015, Lego began releasing minifigures based on Simpsons characters, and a minifigure of the character she voiced will be part of the next series as a tribute to her.
    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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  • 2010
    Age 67
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Her autobiography titled Don't Look Back, We're Not Going That Way, which was published in 2004, recounts the early detection of her breast cancer, the loss of her husband Dennis, her nervous breakdown, her single motherhood and other experiences, such as a history of bulimia. She credited the title of the book to her father, who used the phrase often during her childhood.
  • 2007
    Age 64
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1986
    Age 43
    Wallace married hotelier Dennis Hawley on May 18, 1986, in a Buddhist ceremony.
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  • 1985
    Age 42
    Wallace was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1985, after which she became an activist and lecturer on the subject.
    More Details Hide Details Dennis Hawley died from pancreatic cancer in June 1992.
  • 1983
    Age 40
    Wallace made her musical stage debut in the 1983, Sacramento Music Circus production of Gypsy.
    More Details Hide Details She returned the following season in Promises, Promises. Other stage productions include Born Yesterday, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Steel Magnolias, and Last of the Red Hot Lovers, in which she played all three female roles at various times. She performed in The Vagina Monologues in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and San Diego.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1978
    Age 35
    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!
    More Details Hide Details Crosswits, Hot Potato, Body Language, The $25,000 Pyramid, Double Talk, Win, Lose or Draw, To Tell the Truth, and Acting Crazy. She was also on special celebrity episodes of the Ray Combs version of Family Feud and the Jim Perry version of Card Sharks. In April 2008, she appeared on the interactive show GSN Live. In addition to her game-show appearances, she was seen on television as school principal Mrs. Lyman in two episodes of ALF, played Mrs. Caruthers in a few episodes of Full House, and appeared in a Bewitched episode called "Laugh, Clown, Laugh" as Darrin's secretary in 1971. Bob Newhart and she reprised their roles from The Bob Newhart Show in an episode of Murphy Brown ("Anything But Cured"). She also appeared on The Brady Bunch twice, once as Marcia's teacher in "Getting Davy Jones" and once as the woman who sold Jan a mod new wig in "Will the Real Jan Brady Please Stand Up". Wallace also had guest appearances on Charles In Charge, Murder, She Wrote, Magnum, P.I., Columbo, and A Different World.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1972
    Age 29
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The role of Carol Kester (later Carol Kester Bondurant), the sarcastic receptionist to Bob Newhart's character, Dr. Robert Hartley, was written specifically for her.
  • 1968
    Age 25
    In 1968, Wallace appeared for a year off-Broadway with the group.
    More Details Hide Details Afterwards, she made several other appearances in improvisational shows, and, after losing from her previous weight of 230, appeared in a nude production of Dark of the Moon at the avant-garde Mercer Arts Center. Wallace was a semiregular on The Merv Griffin Show, appearing over 75 times. When the show moved to Los Angeles, Wallace moved with it at Griffin's request.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Born
    Marcia Karen Wallace was born in Creston, Iowa, on November 1, 1942, the eldest of three children of Arthur "Poke" Wallace and wife Joann.
    More Details Hide Details Her father owned and operated "Wallace Sundries", a general merchandise store, where Marcia, her sister Sharon, and brother Jim would often help out. While in high school, a teacher encouraged Wallace to consider a career in acting after she did well in a school play. Prior to that, Wallace had been interested in journalism. Following graduation from Creston High School, Wallace attended Parsons College in Fairfield, Iowa, which had offered her a full scholarship. She was a member of the Delta Nu Chapter of Delta Zeta sorority. At Parsons, she majored in English and Theater, performing in such productions as Brigadoon and The Music Man. On the day she graduated from college, Wallace moved from Iowa to New York with $148 in her pocket. To make ends meet, she typed scripts, performed in summer stock, did commercials, and worked as a substitute English teacher in the Bronx. After performing for a year in a Greenwich Village nightclub, Wallace and four fellow entertainer friends formed an improvisational group called The Fourth Wall.
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