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60 Seconds with Marcia Wallace
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Marcia Wallace and Edna Krabappel
Marcia Wallace and Edna Krabappel
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Marcia Wallace / Mrs Krabappel Tribute, 1942-2013
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Password Plus - Don't piss Marcia off
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Marcia Wallace laughing at Jerry on Bob Newhart
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Marcia Wallace chat 9/26/2010
Marcia Wallace chat 9/26/2010
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Bart Simpsons Tribute Marcia Wallace (aka Mrs Krabappel)
Bart Simpsons Tribute Marcia Wallace (aka Mrs Krabappel)
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Match Game PM (Episode 8) (HPYBBPHS) (RIP Marcia Wallace)
Match Game PM (Episode 8) (HPYBBPHS) (RIP Marcia Wallace)
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Marcia Wallace The Brady Bunch 2:15
Marcia Wallace The Brady Bunch 2:15
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Match Game 78 (Episode 1161) (Remembering Marcia Wallace)
Match Game 78 (Episode 1161) (Remembering Marcia Wallace)
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Marcia Wallace: Emmy Winning Actress, Breast Cancer Spokesperson
Marcia Wallace: Emmy Winning Actress, Breast Cancer Spokesperson
::2012/01/25::
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Match Game 74 (In Memory of Marcia Wallace) (First Appearance)
Match Game 74 (In Memory of Marcia Wallace) (First Appearance)
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The Bob Newhart Show (1/5) Bob Walks Into Elevator Shaft (1972)
The Bob Newhart Show (1/5) Bob Walks Into Elevator Shaft (1972)
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Password Plus - Marcia Wallace
Password Plus - Marcia Wallace
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Marcia Wallace Died of... Something? - Preston & Steve
Marcia Wallace Died of... Something? - Preston & Steve's Daily Rush
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The Simpsons honors late actress Marcia Wallace
The Simpsons honors late actress Marcia Wallace
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'The Simpsons' Actress Marcia Wallace Dies
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Los Simpson de luto: murió actriz Marcia Wallace que hacía la voz de Edna Krabappel
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The Simpsons Makeup Edna Krabappel Tribute Halloween Makeup Tutorial (Marcia Wallace) Face Paint
The Simpsons Makeup Edna Krabappel Tribute Halloween Makeup Tutorial (Marcia Wallace) Face Paint
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In Memoriam: Marcia Wallace
In Memoriam: Marcia Wallace
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Without You (A Tribute to Marcia Wallace) MEP (OPEN)
Without You (A Tribute to Marcia Wallace) MEP (OPEN)
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Retroality.TV exclusive: Marcia Wallace on "Match Game" naughtiness, "Young & Restless" nuttiness
Retroality.TV exclusive: Marcia Wallace on "Match Game" naughtiness, "Young & Restless" nuttiness
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Match Game Synd. (Marcia Gets Hot Flashes) (Episode 213)
Match Game Synd. (Marcia Gets Hot Flashes) (Episode 213)
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(HD) Marcia Wallace Dies: The Simpsons Edna Krabappel Voice Artist Dead
(HD) Marcia Wallace Dies: The Simpsons Edna Krabappel Voice Artist Dead
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Super Password (1986) (A) ***$50,000 AT STAKE!!*** Marcia Wallace/Henry Polic II PT. 1
Super Password (1986) (A) ***$50,000 AT STAKE!!*** Marcia Wallace/Henry Polic II PT. 1
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GEEK TALK NEWS: Marcia Wallace, voice of Edna Krabappel, passed away at 70
GEEK TALK NEWS: Marcia Wallace, voice of Edna Krabappel, passed away at 70
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Crest Toothpaste Commercial early 1960
Crest Toothpaste Commercial early 1960's MARCIA WALLACE
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In Loving Memory of Marcia Wallace (the voice of Edna Krabapple) MEP (CLOSED)
In Loving Memory of Marcia Wallace (the voice of Edna Krabapple) MEP (CLOSED)
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Match Game Synd. (Marcia Fills In For Brett) (Episode 348)
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Murió Marcia Wallace, voz de Edna Krabappel en "Los Simpsons"
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R I P Jonathan Winters, Marcia Wallace and Diane Disney Miller
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MUERE EDNA KRABAPPEL, FALLECE MARCIA WALLACE
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Super Password (January 2, 1986) - Marcia Wallace & Henry Polic II
Super Password (January 2, 1986) - Marcia Wallace & Henry Polic II
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Anthony Marsh, Jr - "Simpsons" actress, Marcia Wallace, dies at 70
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A Tribute to Marcia Wallace
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Super Password (1986) (A) Marcia Wallace/Henry Polic II PT. 2
Super Password (1986) (A) Marcia Wallace/Henry Polic II PT. 2
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Marcia Wallace RIP
Marcia Wallace RIP
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Password Plus (January 22, 1982) Marcia Wallace & Bert Convy
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Without You (A Tribute to Marcia Wallace) MEP (part by KARDisney and me)
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Down to Earth #60 "The Bag Lady" (with Marcia Wallace)
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Sky1 tribute to Marcia Wallace Edna Krabapple from The Simpsons
Sky1 tribute to Marcia Wallace Edna Krabapple from The Simpsons
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In Loving Memory of Marcia Wallace
In Loving Memory of Marcia Wallace
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Match Game PM (Marcia Censored?) (Episode 91)
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Marcia Wallace
Marcia Wallace at 47th Emmy Awards.jpg
Wallace at the 47th Emmy Awards on September 1, 1994
Born Marcia Karen Wallace
(1942-11-01)November 1, 1942
Creston, Iowa, U.S.
Died October 25, 2013(2013-10-25) (aged 70)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death
Pneumonia, sepsis
Alma mater Parsons College
Occupation Actress, voice artist, comedian
Years active 1968–2013
Spouse(s) Dennis Hawley (1986–1992; his death)
Children Michael "Mikey" Hawley (adopted)
Parents
  • Arthur "Poke" Wallace
  • Joann Wallace
Website
www.marciawallace.com(Inactive)

Marcia Karen Wallace (November 1, 1942 – October 25, 2013) 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.[1] She was active throughout her life, with her long-term role as Edna Krabappel retired upon her death.

Early life[edit]

Marcia Karen Wallace was born in Creston, Iowa on November 1, 1942, the eldest of three children of Arthur "Poke" Wallace and wife Joann.[2] 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.[2] 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. (She was Delta Zeta's 2009 Woman of the Year.) At Parsons, she majored in English and Theater, performing in such productions as Brigadoon and The Music Man.[2]

Career[edit]

On the day that she graduated from college, Wallace moved from Iowa to New York with $148 in her pocket.[2][3] To make ends meet, she typed scripts, performed in summer stock, did commercials, and worked as a substitute English teacher in the Bronx.[2] After performing for a year in a Greenwich Village nightclub, Wallace and four fellow entertainer friends formed an improvisational group called The Fourth Wall. In 1968, Wallace appeared for a year Off-Broadway with the group. Afterwards, she made several other appearances in improvisational shows,[4] and, after losing 100 pounds (45 kg) from her previous weight of 230,[3] appeared in a nude[3] production of Dark of the Moon at the avant-garde Mercer Arts Center.[5]

Wallace with Bob Newhart (right) and Will Mackenzie in the season 4 episode, "Carol's Wedding", 1975.

Wallace was a semi-regular on The Merv Griffin Show, appearing over 75 times. When the show moved to Los Angeles, Wallace moved with it at Griffin's request.[2] 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.[2] The role of Carol Kester (later Carol Kester Bondurant), the acerbic receptionist to Bob Newhart's character, Dr. Robert Hartley, was written specifically for her.[2][6]

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 Hollywood Squares, Password Plus and its 1980s spin-off, Super Password, Whew!, the 1980s version of Crosswits, Hot Potato, Body Language, The $25,000 Pyramid, Double Talk, Win, Lose or Draw, To Tell the Truth, and Match Game,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 episode #227 of Bewitched ("Laugh, Clown, Laugh") as Darrin's secretary in 1971. She and Bob Newhart both reprised their signature roles from The Bob Newhart Show in episode #147 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.[3]

On one of the last episodes of Taxi, she portrayed herself, chosen as the ideal date of Rev. Jim Ignatowski. Later, Wallace played the maid on the satirical series That's My Bush!, and in 2009 appeared on the daytime soap The Young and the Restless, where she played an inefficient assistant kidnapper, Annie Wilkes. When The Simpsons started in 1990, Wallace joined the voice acting cast as the voice of Edna Krabappel, a role she kept until her death. In 1992 she received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for the episode Bart the Lover. On film, Wallace appeared in such features as My Mother the Werewolf, Teen Witch, and Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College.[3] In the 2008 film Tru Loved, she played a high school drama teacher who sponsors a gay–straight alliance.

Wallace's work onstage includes An Almost Perfect Person in Los Angeles, which she also produced, a tour of the female version of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, and productions of Same Time, Next Year, Twigs, It Had to Be You, Supporting Cast, Prisoner of Second Avenue, and Plaza Suite. Wallace made her musical stage debut in the 1983, Sacramento Music Circus production of Gypsy.[7] 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 roles at various times.[3] She performed in The Vagina Monologues in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and San Diego.[3] In 2013 she lent her voice as the Librarian in Monsters University.

Personal life[edit]

Wallace married hotelier Dennis Hawley on May 18, 1986, in a Buddhist ceremony.[8] The couple adopted an infant son, Michael Wallace "Mikey" Hawley.[2] Wallace was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1985,[9] after which she became an activist and lecturer on the subject.[1] Dennis Hawley died from pancreatic cancer in June 1992.

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. 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. 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. She credited the title of the book to her father, who told her that often in childhood.[2]

Illness and death[edit]

Wallace died from pneumonia and sepsis on October 25, 2013, aged 70, a week before her 71st birthday. Breast cancer was also listed as a significant condition on her death certificate.[10] Wallace was cremated following a private funeral service.[11]

Staff on The Simpsons had reportedly been aware of her ill health.[11] Showrunner Al Jean said, "I was tremendously saddened to learn this morning of the passing of the brilliant and gracious Marcia Wallace."[6] Yeardley Smith, who voices Lisa Simpson, tweeted, "Heaven is now a much funnier place b/c of you, Marcia."[12] Former co-star Bob Newhart had commented on his Facebook fan page, "Marcia's death came as quite a shock, she left us too early. She was a talented actress and dear friend[.]"[13] Al Jean said that producers plan to retire her "irreplaceable" character Edna Krabappel.[6] The Simpsons episode "Four Regrettings and a Funeral" was shown on November 3, 2013, and dedicated to her.[14] Wallace had recorded lines for several upcoming episodes, and her final episode "The Man Who Grew Too Much" aired on March 9, 2014.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Marcia Wallace at Corporate Artists
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Longden, Tom (April 10, 2005). "Creston's Marcia Wallace brings humor to every role". Des Moines Register via Parsons College alumni website. Retrieved October 5, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Biography from MarciaWallace.com[dead link]
  4. ^ Marcia Wallace at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
  5. ^ Dark of the Moon at the Internet off-Broadway Database
  6. ^ a b c "'Simpsons' star Marcia Wallace dies at 70". Chicago Tribune. Reuters. October 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ Brown, Carol (August 10, 1983). "Actors enjoy their stay, on and off stage". New London, Connecticut. The Day. p. 18. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 
  8. ^ Marcia Wallace profile by Tom Longden, DesMoinesRegister.com, accessed 11.4.2013
  9. ^ "Marcia Wallace". The Speak Well Being Group. Retrieved 2008-12-23. 
  10. ^ "Marcia Wallace's death caused by pneumonia and breast cancer". Toronto Sun. November 24, 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Marcia Wallace, actress from 'The Simpsons' and 'The Bob Newhart Show', dies at 70". Entertainment Weekly. 2013-10-26. Retrieved 2013-10-26. 
  12. ^ Best, Jessica (October 26, 2013). "Marcia Wallace dies: Tributes as voice of The Simpsons' Edna Krabappel passes away aged 70". Mirror.co.uk. 
  13. ^ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bob-Newhart/147547279204
  14. ^ a b Hughes, Jason (4 November 2013). "'The Simpsons' Pays Tribute To Marcia Wallace With Final Chalkboard Message". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 

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