THE American actress Marcie Strassman has passed away at the age of 66.
Ms. Strassman will be best remembered for her starring role opposite Rick Moranis in the 1989 film Honey, I Shrunk The Kids and the sequel Honey, I Blew Up The Kid.
Other movie credits included And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird (1991), Another Stakeout (1993), The Movie Hero (2003) and Reeker (2006).
She had also worked extensively in television. An early break was landing the role of Nurse Margie Cutler on the series M*A*S*H . Appearances in such shows as The Love Boat, City of Angels and Fantasy Island were to follow. But it was a role in the series Welcome Back, Kotter, which ran from 1975 to 1979, that proved to be a major breakthrough in her career and that of another co-star, John Travolta. However, while the show had brought her talents to a wider TV audience, Ms Strassman did complain that she had found the role far from taxing.
She went on to make appearances in some of the best-known television series of the 80s and 90s, including Good Time Harry, Magnum P.I. and Murder, She Wrote. Her work in recent years had included the TV series, Tremors (2003) and Third Watch (2004).
Ms. Strassman passed away following a long battle against breast cancer (see below).
Among the many tributes was one from the actress Dana Delany, who described her friend as “one of a kind”, adding that her “sass, sparkle and wit will be missed”.
The singer Cher described Ms. Strassman as a “funny, talented friend”.
View an archive interview in which, Marcie Strassman talked about her illness..
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