Voice of The Simpsons' Mrs. Krabappel Dead at 70

Character will be 'retired' with death of actress Marcia Wallace
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2013 2:01 PM CDT
Voice of The Simpsons ' Mrs. Krabappel Dead at 70
FILE - This Sept. 5, 2007 file photo shows Marcia Wallace during TV Land's 35th anniversary tribute to "The Bob Newhart Show" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Wallace, who played a receptionist on the show, and the voice of Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons," died Saturday Oct. 26, 2013.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)

Actress Marcia Wallace, best known as the voice of Springfield Elementary teacher Mrs. Krabappel on The Simpsons and wisecracking secretary Carol Kester on The Bob Newhart Show, has died, Entertainment Weekly reports. She was 70 years old. "She was beloved by all at The Simpsons and we intend to retire her irreplaceable character," producer Al Jean said in a statement. Wallace, who had previously overcome breast cancer, won an Emmy for her work on the long-running cartoon in 1992, and was nominated for another in 1994 for a guest role on Murphy Brown, the Hollywood Reporter reports. (Read more Marcia Wallace stories.)

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