GSN to Honor Late Comedienne Marcia Wallace with Special Marathon, 11/1
GSN announced today that the network will pay tribute to the brilliant comedienne, actress, and game-show panelist Marcia Wallace with a special morning marathon on Friday, November 1st. A mainstay of TV game shows, Wallace appeared on numerous shows throughout the 1970s and '80s. GSN will broadcast iconic moments from Wallace's game show appearances throughout the years. The Marcia Wallace marathon will air on Friday, November 1st, from 8 am ET until 12 pm ET.
The entire marathon includes four episodes of MATCH GAME; two episodes of PASSWORD PLUS; and two episodes of THE $100,000 PYRAMID.
Wallace, best known for her work on "The Bob Newhart Show" and "The Simpsons," passed away on October 25. She came to prominence in the 1970s as Bob Newhart's secretary, Carol, on "The Bob Newhart Show," and her voice shot to fame as the cackling Miss Krabappel, Bart Simpson's Elementary school teacher on "The Simpsons." She also made memorable appearances on "The Love Boat," "Fantasy Island," "Gimme a Break!," "ALF," "Night Court," "Charles in Charge" and "Magnum, P.I."
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