Marcia Strassman, a versatile singer who was best famous for her purpose as Gabe Kaplan’s mother on a 1970s sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, died on Friday, according to reports. She was 66.
A friend, producer/director Bob Weide, initial pennyless a news of her genocide on Twitter:
Strassman, who also done appearances on M*A*S*H and other 1970s TV series, gained celebrity as Julie Kotter in ABC’s Welcome Back, Kotter. The uncover centered around her TV father (Kaplan), who returned to his Brooklyn propagandize to learn a classroom full of misfits that enclosed destiny luminary John Travolta.
Her big-screen work enclosed a renouned 1989 film Honey, we Shrunk a Kids with Rick Moranis and a 1992 sequel, Honey we Blew Up a Kids.
Strassman also spent many years as a inhabitant house member of a Screen Actors Guild.
She’s a third Welcome Back, Kotter castmate to die in new years. In 2012, Ron Palillo, who played Horshack, and Robert Hegyes, who played Epstein, both upheld away.