Actress Marcia Wallace, who voiced Springfield Elementary School teacher Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons, passed away over the weekend at age 70. Wallace appeared in more than 100 episodes of the series as Bart Simpson’s teacher (and in recent years, Ned Flanders’s wife), and won an Emmy in 1992 for outstanding voiceover performance. Her character will be retired from the show.
Wallace starred as receptionist Carol Kester on The Bob Newhart Show. She had a long career in theater and television, appearing on classics from The Merv Griffin Show to The Brady Bunch to Full House. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1985, though her exact cause of death is still unknown.