Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 24
Like Tree11Likes

Thread: Marcia Strassman, known for Welcome Back Kotter, has died at 66

  1. #1
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    887

    Default Marcia Strassman, known for Welcome Back Kotter, has died at 66

    Marcia Strassman dead at 66: Actress known for 'Welcome Back, Kotter,' 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' battled breast cancer

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...icle-1.1988101

    Marcia Strassman's career spanned five decades with appearances on the hit shows 'M*A*S*H' and 'Welcome Back, Kotter,' and in the 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' franchise. She died Saturday at 66 after a seven-year battle with breast cancer that spread to her bones.

    BY NICOLE HENSLEY
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Published: Sunday, October 26, 2014, 8:44 PM
    Updated: Sunday, October 26, 2014, 9:19 PM

    ALBERTO E. RODRIGUEZ/GETTY IMAGES
    Marcia Strassman died Saturday after a seven-year battle with breast cancer that spread to her bones shortly after her diagnosis.
    Enlarge
    ABC PHOTO ARCHIVES/ABC VIA GETTY IMAGES
    The 66-year-old actress played Julie Kotter in ABC's 'Welcome Back, Kotter' from 1975 to 1979 and appeared in the 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' franchise.
    Enlarge


    Marcia Strassman, the actress best known as the long-suffering wife on “Welcome Back, Kotter” and in “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” died Saturday after a seven-year battle with breast cancer. She was 66.
    “She was the funniest, smartest person I ever met,” the actress’ sister, Julie Strassman, told Deadline.com. “And talented. She knew everything. Now I won’t be able to call her and ask her questions.”
    Her five-decade career started with guest appearances on the Patty Duke Show, before appearing as Nurse Margie Cutler in six episodes of “M*A*S*H.”
    But she remains best-loved as the on-screen wife of Gabe Kotter, a Brooklyn high school teacher played by Gabe Kaplan on “Welcome Back, Kotter.” Kaplan would end every episode by telling Strassman’s character a ridiculous anecdote about one of his family members. “So sad that a sweet friend, kind person and wonderful actress lost her brave battle with cancer,” comic director Bob Weide tweeted.
    The New York native appeared opposite Rick Moranis in “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” in 1989 as the mother of two teenagers mistakenly reduced to the size of bugs. She reprised the role in “Honey, I Blew Up the Kid” in 1992.
    Her appearances in film and television slowed down after her diagnosis of breast cancer in 2007, which was Stage IV. It had already spread to her bones, she told Coping Magazine in a 2009 interview.
    Her final years were spent advocating for breast cancer awareness.
    She is survived by her daughter, Lizzie, and brother, Steven.
    nhensley@nydailynews.com

  2. #2
    Elite Member Witchywoman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    I'd like to age like sea glass.
    Posts
    5,364

    Default

    That's sad, RIP.

  3. #3
    Elite Member MohandasKGanja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Wherever my kids are
    Posts
    32,445

    Default

    I wonder if Gabe Kaplan, cough-cough, is going to have anything to say.

  4. #4
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    3,975

    Default

    That's sad.

    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    I wonder if Gabe Kaplan, cough-cough, is going to have anything to say.
    is there some sort of back story?

    Okay, I googled. I never knew what was going on with that show.

  5. #5
    Elite Member MohandasKGanja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Wherever my kids are
    Posts
    32,445

    Default

    Neither did Marcia Strassman, apparently.
    mostroop likes this.

  6. #6
    Elite Member sprynkles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    At the salon
    Posts
    23,072

    Default

    What? Rest in peace. I love her as Julie.

  7. #7
    Elite Member msdeb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    in a van down by the river
    Posts
    39,422

    Default

    she was great as Julie. Fucking cancer
    Basic rule of Gossip Rocks: Don't be a dick.Tati
    Lighten Up Francis WCG

  8. #8
    Gold Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    1,159

    Default

    She was really good.

  9. #9
    Elite Member nwgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    5,005

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mostroop View Post
    That's sad.



    is there some sort of back story?

    Okay, I googled. I never knew what was going on with that show.
    I tried to Google it but all the stories about her death came up for the first few pages. Did they have an affair?
    "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."

  10. #10
    Elite Member MohandasKGanja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Wherever my kids are
    Posts
    32,445

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by nwgirl View Post
    I tried to Google it but all the stories about her death came up for the first few pages. Did they have an affair?
    Kind of like the opposite.

  11. #11
    Elite Member nwgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    5,005

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    Oh wow! Wishing for cancelation....it had to be bad. Never knew any of that. Kotter was one of the first shows I remember watching. RIP to her.
    "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."

  12. #12
    Elite Member Bluebonnet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    11,994

    Default

    RIP. Even though she hated it, she was great on that show as Julie. Listening to him imitate Groucho Marx all the time.
    Lalasnake likes this.
    Before you can judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that, who cares? He's a mile away and you've got his shoes. - Billy Connolly

  13. #13
    Elite Member MohandasKGanja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Wherever my kids are
    Posts
    32,445

    Default

    I meant to say it last night, but I really love that black and white shot of her. It really takes me back to my childhood (70s) when it seemed like every girl in my neighborhood looked or dressed like that. Good times.
    Bluebonnet, BITTER and Palermo like this.

  14. #14
    Elite Member gas_chick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    43,854

    Default

    Freaking sad. RIP.
    I am going to come and burn the fucking house down... but you will blow me first."

  15. #15
    Elite Member sluce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Top Secret Spy for Leann Rimes
    Posts
    37,382

    Default

    RIP. Did anyone see Cher's stupid tweet about this? They were friends but Cher tweeted a poorly worded tweet about her friend dying alone.


    Cher Verified account ‏@cher
    Wanted U2 No,a Funny,Talented Friend Died.Not 4U 2feel sorry 4me,but she died alone, &Energy from U is powerful &Sends (heart)
    “Marsha Strassman”
    You don't engage with crazies. Because they're, you know, fucking crazy. - WitchCurlGirl

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 33
    Last Post: August 22nd, 2012, 11:28 AM
  2. Replies: 15
    Last Post: January 30th, 2012, 03:28 PM
  3. Replies: 9
    Last Post: April 2nd, 2010, 07:28 PM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: July 13th, 2009, 01:55 PM
  5. Replies: 76
    Last Post: August 5th, 2008, 02:03 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •