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Marcia Wallace, Simpsons and Bob Newhart Show Actress, Dies at 70

Originally posted 10/26/2013 09:55AM

Marcia Wallace, the voice of The Simpsons Edna Krabappel and the wise-cracking secretary on The Bob Newhart Show, died on Friday. She was 70.

Her friend Cathryn Michon says that Wallace died "due to complications from breast cancer of which she was a long and proud survivor and advocate for women and healing," according to Deadline.

The Emmy-winning actress, who found fame as Newhart's foil Carol Kester in his 1970s sitcom, was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1985.

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