Actress Marcia Wallace, who voiced Springfield Elementary School teacher Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons, passed away over the weekend at age 70. Wallace appeared in more than 100 episodes of the series as Bart Simpson's teacher (and in recent years, Ned Flanders's wife), and won an Emmy in 1992 for outstanding voiceover performance. Her character will be retired from the show.
Wallace starred as receptionist Carol Kester on The Bob Newhart Show. She had a long career in theater and television, appearing on classics from The Merv Griffin Show to The Brady Bunch to Full House. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1985, though her exact cause of death is still unknown.
Oh jeezus. As reported on the Opie & Anthony show this morning, comic Patrice O'Neal suffered a stroke last Wednesday; not much information is currently available about his condition. Jim Norton asked other O&A regulars Colin Quinn, Robert Kelly, Rich Vos and Keith Robinson to join him on the show to make the announcement, explaining, "We wanted it to come from us. We don’t know how he is. We don’t know how he’s going to be. I didn’t want to do this by myself. I wish we had more news for you.” Said Rich Vos, “It’s hard to talk about it. He’s such a good friend. It’s too [...]
Comedian Greg Giraldo, who was admitted to a hospital on Saturday for an accidental prescription drug overdose, has died, according to various sources. He was 44. RIP, Greg.
After the jump, some videos of him at various roasts, where he was always one of the highlights: