A great comedic voice and talent was silenced today as the legendary actress Marcia Wallace passed away suddenly in her Los Angeles home on Saturday morning. Variety and TMZ are both reporting that the actress who appeared on The Bob Newhart Show and served as the voice of Mrs. Krabappel on The Simpsons has died but details surrounding her death are not yet known.
Wallace is known by generations of television fans from her slew of appearances on many hit shows over the years. She’s perhaps best known to older audiences as the receptionist on The Bob Newhart Show but she also appeared in roles on “ALF,” “Full House” and “Bewitched” as well as “Murphy Brown,” “The Brady Bunch,” “Taxi” and “Murder, She Wrote” throughout the years as well.
But younger television watchers will remember her for her roles as Bart Simpsons teacher and often friend Mrs. Krabappel on The Simpsons. It was said that a major character would be killed off this season but this is not what we were expecting and neither were the writers on The Simpsons who lost a great friend and colleague today.
It’s unknown at the moment how the death of Marcia Wallace will effect the character Mrs. Krabappel on The Simpsons but that’s a secondary concern at the moment.
Marcia Wallace, comedy acting legend in both persona and voice, was 70 years old and survived by a son.