Her colleagues refer to her as brilliant and gracious. Marcia Wallace – actress, game show panelist, voice artist and comedienne passed away, at 70-years-old, October 25, 2013 due to complications from pneumonia.
Wallace is best known for her role as Carol Kester on the 70s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show and as the voice of the elementary school teacher Edna Krabappel on the animated series The Simpsons – for which she won an Emmy in 1992.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 1985, Wallace became a cancer activist – striving to promote early screenings and detections of cancer.
The Simpsons animated series will retire Wallace’s character Ms. Krabappel. Wallace is remembered by her various works and her son.