LOS ANGELES (AP) — The actress who played Gabe Kaplan’s wife, Julie, on the 1970s sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter” and the matriarch in “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” has died at age 66.
Marcia Strassman died at her Sherman Oaks, Calif., home Oct. 24 after a long battle against breast cancer, her sister, Julie Strassman, said Sunday.
Strassman had numerous roles on television and in film during her five decade-long career.
She had a recurring role as nurse Margie Cutler on the first season of “M-A-S-H” before her breakout role in “Welcome Back, Kotter.”
Her biggest film success was as the wife of the character played by Rick Moranis in the Disney hit “Honey I Shrunk The Kids” and its sequel, “Honey I Blew Up The Kid.”
Strassman is also survived by a daughter and a brother.
Plans for funeral services are pending.