Marcia Strassman, Actress: Welcome Back, Kotter. This tall, willowy brunette (these days, frequently blonde) was born April 28, 1948, in New York City, one of four children. Raised in Passaic, New Jersey, she grew into a striking young teen and worked for a time as a model in a local children's department store. Trekking back to New York City equipped only with her modeling credentials and a natural singing talent, Marcia found herself ...
Marcia Strassman's role on Welcome Back Kotter was a flash of groovy styling, gentle ribbing and warm hugs. But she was the support that made Kotter's tolerance for the Sweathogs' stupidity make sense. Here's the story of why she didn't get more screen time.
Marcia A. Strassman (April 28, 1948 - October 25, 2014) died today from breast cancer at age 66. She was an American actress and singer, best known for her roles as Julie Kotter in Welcome Back, Kotter and as Diane Szalinski in the 1989 feature film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
Actress Marcia Strassman died at age 66 on Oct. 25, 2014 after a seven-year battle with breast cancer. The actress, whose career spanned five decades, will be remembered for her role as Julie Kotter, on the hit 1970s television show, "Welcome Back Kotter," and for her role in the "Honey, I Shrunk" movie franchise.