Marcia Wallace

Actor
Though her own life was marked by periods of pain, actress Marcia Wallace spent much of her career making others laugh through her frequent television appearances. She first caught audiences' attention as Bob Newhart's ... Read more »
Born: 10/31/1942 in Creston, Iowa, USA

Filmography

Actor (35)

The Simpsons 1990 - 2010, 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Big Stan 2008 (Movie)

Alma (Actor)

Tru Loved 2008 (Movie)

Mrs. Lewis (Actor)

The Simpsons Movie 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Mrs. Krabappel (Actor)

Coffee Date 2006 (Movie)

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TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Heaven 2003 (Tv Show)

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Behind the Fame: Mary Tyler Moore/Bob Newhart 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Providence 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

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A Different World 1992 - 1995, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Bob Newhart: The Last Sane Man 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Full House 1993 - 1995, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Kirk 1993 - 1995, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Murder, She Wrote 1986 - 1987, 1992 - 1995, 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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That's My Bush! 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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George & Leo 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Teen Angel 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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The Bob Newhart 20th 19th Anniversary Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College 1990 (Movie)

Miss Boggs (Actor)

Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Voice

Destined to Live: 100 Roads to Recovery 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

My Mom's a Werewolf 1989 (Movie)

Peggy (Actor)

Teen Witch 1989 (Movie)

Ms Molloy (Actor)

New Love American Style 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Characters 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Flying High 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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The Bob Newhart Show 1972 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Battle of the Network Stars II 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The Brady Bunch 1969 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Bewitched 1964 - 1972 (TV Show)

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The Christmas Path (TV Show)

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Biography

Though her own life was marked by periods of pain, actress Marcia Wallace spent much of her career making others laugh through her frequent television appearances. She first caught audiences' attention as Bob Newhart's tart-tongued secretary on the classic "Bob Newhart Show" (CBS, 1972-78). Countless comic guest shots on television series soon followed, as well as stints as celebrity contestant on game shows throughout the 1970s, which greatly benefited from her improvisational skills. Wallace was relegated to supporting parts and regional theater throughout much of the 1980s, during which she recuperated from a bout with breast cancer. But she rebounded at the end of the decade with television and theater performances, buoyed largely by her crisp, Emmy-winning turn as Mrs. Krabappel on "The Simpsons" (Fox, 1989- ). The very definition of the word "survivor," both in her varied career and tumultuous life, Wallace's stubborn perseverance and her unfailing ability to simply make people laugh were warmly remembered upon her death in October 2013.

Relationships

Dennis Hawley

Husband
married c. 1986 died of pancreatic cancer on June 7, 1992 at age 47

Mikey Hawley

Son
adopted in 1988

EDUCATION

HB Studio

New York , New York
studied with Uta Hagen

Milestones

2001

Returned to series work as the White House maid on the Comedy Central series "That's My Bush!"

2001

Acted in the Off-Broadway production of "The Vagina Monologues"

1995

Lost her home to a fire

1992

Show biz pals (including Bob Newhart and Suzanne Pleshette) bailed Wallace out of debt with a benefit at Pasadena Playhouse

1991

IRS demanded back taxes of $79,000

1990

Did voice of Mrs. Krabappel on "The Simpsons" (Fox)

1989

Co-starred in feature film "Teen Witch"

1985

Diagnosed with breast cancer; underwent lumpectomy and follow-up treatments

1985

Was a regular on the short-lived "New Love American Style" (ABC)

1978

Made TV-movie debut in "Flying High" (CBS)

1972

Co-starred as Carol Kester on "The Bob Newhart Show" (CBS)

1969

Made episodic TV debut on "The Brady Bunch" (ABC)

1968

Made Off-Broadway debut in "The Fourth Wall"

Bonus Trivia

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"I ignore all the doomsaying nonsense. I'm in a business where the odds of ever earning a living can be a zillion to one, so I know it can be done. I know the impossible can become the possible." --Marcia Wallace in PEOPLE, March 2, 1992

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