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Marcia Wallace dies, voice of ‘Simpsons’ teacher Krabappel

First Published Oct 28 2013 09:31AM      Last Updated Oct 28 2013 03:57 pm

Marcia Wallace, the voice of scoffing schoolteacher Edna Krabappel on "The Simpsons," whose wise-cracking characters on "The Bob Newhart Show" and other prime-time hits endeared her to generations of TV viewers, has died.

Marcia Wallace dies, voice of 'Simpsons' teacher Krabappel

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," the fourth-grade teacher who has to deal with Bart Simpson's constant antics, 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 Bergen's "Murphy Brown."

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