Marcia Wallace, depending on your age, was known to you as either Carol Kester, Bob’s receptionist on The Bob Newhart Show, or as school teacher Edna Krabappel (aka Mrs. Ned Flanders) on The Simpsons.
She just died, at 70.
I, of course, remember Wallace as Bob’s secretary Carol, but had no idea she was Mrs. Krabappel (pronounced with the accent on the second syllable and a soft “a,” as only The Simpson would do).
Now that I watch the video of her on The Simpsons, below, it’s obvious from the voice that it’s her.
Here’s Marcia Wallace as Carol Kester, receptionist on The Bob Newhart Show:
And here she is as Edna Krabappel, who went on to marry Ned Flanders in secret: