Dr. Robert Hartley is a Chicago psychologist living with his schoolteacher wife Emily. Complicating life for the serene, stammering doc is his neighbor, Howard, a flighty navigator; and Bob's coworkers, dentist Jerry and flippant receptionist Carol.
Runtime: 30 minutes
The Bob Newhart Show - Marcia Wallace - Netflix
Marcia Karen Wallace (November 1, 1942 – October 25, 2013) was an American actress, voice artist, comedian, and game show panelist, primarily known for her roles in television situation comedies. She is perhaps best known for her roles as receptionist Carol Kester on the 1970s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show and as the voice of elementary school teacher Edna Krabappel on the animated series The Simpsons, for which she won an Emmy in 1992. The character was retired after her death. Wallace was known for her tall frame, red hair, and distinctive laugh. She had a career spanning five decades on TV, film, and stage. She was a frequent guest on The Merv Griffin Show, which led to her receiving a personal request to appear on The Bob Newhart Show in a role created especially for her. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1985, she became a cancer activist, and remained so throughout her life.
The Bob Newhart Show - Illness and death - Netflix
Wallace died from pneumonia and sepsis on October 25, 2013, aged 70, a week before her 71st birthday. Breast cancer was also listed as a significant condition on her death certificate. Wallace was cremated following a private funeral service. Staff on The Simpsons had reportedly been aware of her ill health. Showrunner Al Jean said, “I was tremendously saddened to learn this morning of the passing of the brilliant and gracious Marcia Wallace.” Yeardley Smith, who voices Lisa Simpson, tweeted, “Heaven is now a much funnier place b/c of you, Marcia.” Former co-star Bob Newhart commented on his Facebook fan page, “Marcia's death came as quite a shock, she left us too early. She was a talented actress and dear friend[.]” Al Jean said that producers plan to retire her “irreplaceable” character Edna Krabappel. The Simpsons episode “Four Regrettings and a Funeral” was shown on November 3, 2013, and dedicated to her. Wallace had recorded lines for several upcoming episodes, and her final episode “The Man Who Grew Too Much” aired on March 9, 2014. In 2015, Lego released minifigures based on The Simpsons characters, and a minifigure of the character she voiced will be part of the next series as a tribute to her.
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