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The actress, who first gained wide fame as receptionist Carol Kester on 'The Bob Newhart Show" in the 1970s -- and later grew her fan base as the voice of Edna Krabappel on Fox's "The Simpsons," which earned her an Emmy -- died Friday, Oct. 25.
"She was in the hospital and was kind of getting up," comedy icon Newhart tells Zap2it, "and her sister called Ginny (Newhart's wife) and me to ask us to call Marcia and help build her up. The next thing, we went up to Seattle to visit my daughter and my new granddaughter, and we found out she was gone. We had no idea it was that serious."
Los Angeles – Marcia Wallace, who created two classic TV roles on “The Bob Newhart Show” and “The Simpsons,” passed away in Los Angeles, according to her agent on Saturday. She was 70 years old. In the 1970s, she was known as Carol Kester, Bob Hartley’s assistant on that Newhart show. In 1990 – one season after “The Simpsons” began – she took on the voice role of Edna Krabappel, the frazzled and man-hungry fourth grade teacher of Bart Simpson.
Marcia Karen Wallace was born in Creston, Iowa, and began her theater career in college. The day she graduated she headed to New York City with $150 dollars in her pocket and a dream to be an actor.
Marcia Wallace at the Hollywood Celebrities & Memorabilia Show in Chicago, 2010
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com
“I had more guts than brains,” she told HollywoodChicago.com in a 2010 interview. “I wanted to be a journalist, »
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As Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons, Marcia Wallace may be the only 4th-grade teacher to have the same student for 24 years. Before that, she was beloved as Carol Kester, the lovelorn, wisecracking secretary on The Bob Newhart Show.
Wallace, who was a breast cancer survivor for 28 years, has died at age 70, according to the showrunner of The Simpsons. “I was tremendously saddened to learn this morning of the passing of the brilliant and gracious Marcia Wallace,” producer Al Jean said in a statement to EW. “She was beloved by all at The Simpsons and we intend to retire her irreplaceable character. »
- Anthony Breznican
Marcia Wallace, the feisty redhead who starred as receptionist Carol Kester on “The Bob Newhart Show” and voiced teacher Edna Krabappel on “The Simpsons,” died Friday. She would have turned 71 on Nov. 1.
TMZ reported the actress died at her home in Los Angeles but other details remained unclear.
Wallace won an Emmy for outstanding voiceover performance on “The Simpsons” in 1992.
Born in Creston, Iowa, she moved to New York after graduating college and worked in off-Broadway productions. The role of the receptionist on “The Bob Newhart Show” was written specifically for her after she had appeared numerous times on “The Merv Griffin Show.”
- Pat Saperstein
Day in and day out, the Internet consistently proves itself to be an amazing place to wander around while wearing a beltless trenchcoat. Do you guys remember last month when we shared the fake posters of fictional Seinfeld movies created by OldRedJalopy for NextMovie? Well as popular as those posters were, there was something of an uproar for all of the features that weren.t covered. How could they have left out Firestorm, in which a helicopter lands on a car? It was a hell of a movie! Well NextMovie has heeded the call for more and has unleashed another ten excellent posters. Maybe you can hang them on your walls if you haven.t turned your living room into a set from The Merv Griffin Show just yet. While the above poster for Blame it on the Rain may or may not have been based on the Milli Vanilli »
'Seinfeld' withstands the test of time because of the writing -- not because of its stylishness. While many sitcoms arbitrarily upgrade the living situations of their characters (the go-to example is Monica's apartment on "Friends"), Jerry lived in a smallish apartment with permanently dingy walls. It's actually the most realistic NYC apartment depiction on television, now that we think about it. In fact, there are plenty of things we can learn from Jerry's place (along with Elaine's, Kramer's and George's respective apartments -- and hell, even Crazy Joe Davola).
1. Never lock your doors. Just let your friends barge in at any time. Don't let those Dad jeans and pristine white running sneakers fool anyone -- you are one spontaneous individual.
2. Who needs "real" art, anyway? "Independent George" is all about posters, novelty signs and hamster playgrounds. When you start worrying about being tasteful, you start the process of declining.
3. Never »
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Dr. Joyce Brothers, who parlayed a psychology degree and a penchant for dispensing advice to troubled strangers into a TV career when Dr. Phil was still in short pants (and Dr. Drew was barely a twinkle in his father’s eye), has died at the age of 85. A favorite guest of Johnny Carson’s, Dr. Brothers was talk-show royalty in the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, making frequent appearances on The Tonight Show, as well as The Mike Douglas Show, The Merv Griffin Show, The David Frost Show, and Dinah! and, later, The Daily Show and Late Night With Conan »
(Dick Cavett, above.)
(Note: This article is currently appearing in Venice Magazine. Talking with Dick Cavett was one of the true pleasures of my time doing these printed Q&A's, as I was getting to conduct an interview with one of the all-time great interviewers, about doing interviews. Below are the highlights of our talk.)
by Terry Keefe
During the varied runs of his television talk show, Dick Cavett arguably conducted in-depth interviews better than anyone in the media before or since.
From 1968 to 1975 on ABC, and then later from 1977 to 1982 on PBS, “The Dick Cavett Show” hosted a literal who’s who of both America and the world. The guest list included Marlon Brando, Woody Allen, Groucho Marx, John Lennon, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Noel Coward, Salvador Dali, Mel Brooks, Katherine Hepburn, and Ingmar Bergman, to name just a few.
The show was unique in its time, »
- The Hollywood Interview.com
This is what it's like to sit at a restaurant table with Amy Poehler and Adam Scott during the after-party for "A.C.O.D" (which stands for "Adult Children of Divorce"), the pair's well-received indie comedy that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.
It was a popular table. More than once, onlookers approached and tried to talk with Poehler and Scott. (I can only imagine this happens to them a lot.) One man, an employee at the restaurant, told Poehler that he'd worked with her at another restaurant, in Chicago, circa 1994 -- long before Amy Poehler became Amy Poehler. Poehler recognized her former co-worker immediately, even though she hadn't seen him in 19 years.
Poehler and Scott, who star on "Parks and Recreation" as the newly engaged Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt, enjoy an easy rapport with one another. (Their timing was so impeccable that Poehler almost had me believing »
- Mike Ryan
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