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‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ star Marcia Strassman dies during 66

‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ star Marcia Strassman dies during 66

Marcia Strassman, a singer best famous for her roles on a much-loved sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter” and a film “Honey, we Shrunk a Kids” has died. She was 66.

According to a Associated Press, Strassman died during her home in Sherman Oaks on Friday after a seven-year conflict with breast cancer.

Strassman’s sister, Julie, told a AP, “They gave her 2-1/2 years to live yet she lasted many longer. She was really courageous.”

Her purpose as a mom in “Honey, we Shrunk a Kids” and “Honey we Blew Up a Kid” aside, Strassman’s many important work came on television. 

She was innate in New York in 1948 and got her start replacing Liza Minnelli in a off-Broadway prolongation of “Best Foot Forward.”

She had a brief singing career in a late 1960s, releasing 3 singles that unsuccessful to spin into hits.

Her beginning TV roles were in “The Patty Duke Show” and “MASH,” where she had a repeated purpose as a helper in a initial season.

She went on to have a array of guest appearances in “Love Story,” “Police Story” and “Marcus Welby, M.D.” before she landed her initial vital purpose as Julie Kotter, a submissive mother of high propagandize clergyman Gabe Kotter in a 1975 sitcom, “Welcome Back, Kotter.”

The array lasted 4 seasons on ABC, and yet a genuine dermatitis star was a immature John Travolta, Strassman’s celebrity grew as well. 

After “Kotter” finished in 1979, she went on to starring roles in several ephemeral sitcoms, including “Good Time Harry,” “E/R” and a “21 Jump Street” spinoff, “Booker.”

After a “Honey” movies, she continued to work usually in TV, including roles in a array “Providence,” “Tremors” and “Noah Knows Best.”

She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and interlude operative frequently after that, yet did have a purpose in a 2014 TV movie, “Looking for Mr. Right.”

She was also a Screen Actors Guide house member and continued to lift income for breast cancer research.

Strassman is survived by her hermit and daughter.

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