‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids’ star Marcia Strassman dies

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 Actress Marcia Strassman arrives to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Hall of Fame Committe's  20th Annual Induction Gala on January 20, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Actress Marcia Strassman arrives to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Hall of Fame Committe’s 20th Annual Induction Gala on January 20, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

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.

Promotional studio portrait of American actors Gabe Kaplan and Marcia Strassman, from the television series, 'Welcome Back, Kotter,' circa 1977. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Promotional studio portrait of American actors Gabe Kaplan and Marcia Strassman, from the television series, ‘Welcome Back, Kotter,’ circa 1977. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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.

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