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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, 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 ...

Schauspielerin Marcia Strassman ist im Alter von 66 Jahren gestorben. (Quelle: AP/dpa)

Schauspielerin Marcia Strassman ist im Alter von 66 Jahren gestorben. (Quelle: AP/dpa)

Marcia Strassman

Marcia Strassman

Marcia Strassman, whose TV credits included M*A*S*H and Welcome Back, Kotter, died on Saturday after a seven-year fight with breast cancer, our sister site Deadline reports. She was 66. Strassman's...

Marcia Strassman, whose TV credits included M*A*S*H and Welcome Back, Kotter, died on Saturday after a seven-year fight with breast cancer, our sister site Deadline reports. She was 66. Strassman's...

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 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.

Welcome Back, Kotter Actress Marcia Strassman Has Died at 66 http://www.people.com/article/marcia-strassman-welcome-back-kotter-dies

Welcome Back, Kotter Actress Marcia Strassman Has Died at 66 http://www.people.com/article/marcia-strassman-welcome-back-kotter-dies

Marcia Strassman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Celebrities Who Died in 2014

Marcia Strassman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Celebrities Who Died in 2014

Marcia Strassman Dead: 'Honey I Shrunk The Kids' Actress Dies After Breast Cancer Battle, Aged 66

Marcia Strassman Dead: 'Honey I Shrunk The Kids' Actress Dies After Breast Cancer Battle, Aged 66

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.

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.

Marcia Strassman...Welcome Back Kotter, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, MASH and more...died 10/27/14 from breast cancer.

Marcia Strassman...Welcome Back Kotter, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, MASH and more...died 10/27/14 from breast cancer.

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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.

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.