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Marcia Wallace

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Marcia Wallace
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Crew Information
Female ♀
Job: Voice actress
Birth date: November 1, 1942
Death date: October 25, 2013 (aged 70)
Number of episodes: 174
Seasons active: Seasons 1 - 25,
29, 31 - 32 (archive footage)
First episode: "Bart the Genius"
Most recent episode: "Diary Queen"
Movie: The Simpsons Movie
First game: The Simpsons: Virtual Springfield
Most recent game: The Simpsons Game
First album: Songs in the Key of Springfield
Latest album: The Simpsons: Testify

Marcia Karen Wallace (November 1, 1942 – October 25, 2013) was an American actress and comedian. She voiced Edna Krabappel among other minor characters on The Simpsons. Wallace died of a combination of breast cancer, pneumonia, and sepsis after 25 seasons on the show.[1][2][3][4]

She also performed for the special live show The Simpsons Take the Bowl.


Marcia Wallace died from complications of a combination of breast cancer, pneumonia, and sepsis on October 25, 2013, aged 70. She died at 9 p.m. at her house in Los Angeles.[5] Executive producer and showrunner Al Jean has stated that he plans to retire Edna Krabappel as Wallace is "irreplaceable".[6]

Following her death on the 25th, Frank DeCaro tweeted "Our dear sweet friend Marcia Wallace has died. A walking lesson in comedy. Long live Carol Kester & Edna Krabappel!". This was later backed up with a tweet from Yeardley Smith and Ricky Gervais, along with many more tweets from people showing their condolences. "Four Regrettings and a Funeral", the first episode to air following her death, was dedicated to her memory. In addition, the episode's chalkboard gag was "We'll really miss you Mrs. K."

Marcia Wallace was posthumously credited for the season 29 episode "Left Behind", where archive audio of her from "Bart Gets a "Z"" was used, for the season 31 episode "Todd, Todd, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me?", where an archive audio of her "Ha!" was used, and for a season 32 episode "Diary Queen" as guest cast.


Award Year Episode Result
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance 1992[7] "Bart the Lover"
for Edna Krabappel


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