Marcia Wallace of 'The Simpsons' has died

Marcia Wallace, who was the voice of scoffing

Marcia Wallace, who was the voice of scoffing schoolteacher Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons" and played wisecracking receptionist Carol on "The Bob Newhart Show" in the 1970s, died Oct. 25, 2013. She was 70. Newsday's obituary for Marcia Wallace
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LOS ANGELES - Marcia Wallace, the voice of Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons," has died.

"Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean said in a statement Saturday that her death is a terrible loss. He says Wallace's "irreplaceable character" would be retired from the show.

The longtime TV actress' credits ranged from playing a wise-cracking receptionist on "The Bob Newhart Show" to appearances on Candice Bergin's "Murphy Brown."

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