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Marcia Strassman



After commercial and soap opera experience, actress Marcia Strassman was cast in her first regular prime time role as Nurse Margie Cutler in M*A*S*H. Those of you who might have trouble recalling her contribution to that series will have no trouble at all remembering her next sitcom assignment as Julie Kotter, wife of high-school teacher Gabe Kaplan, on Welcome Back Kotter (1975-79). Understandably upset that her role was largely limited to lines like "How was your day, honey?" and "Then what happened?," Strassman made no secret of her dissatisfaction with Kotter, going so far as to publicly express the wish that she'd be fired. During Kotter's final season, Strassman ended up as the series' principal character when star Gabe Kaplan ankled the show over a dispute with producer James Komack. While Kaplan's star faded during the post-Kotter years, Strassman's TV appearances increased dramatically. She was seen as reporter Carol Younger on 1980's Goodtime Charley, as detective agency boss Alicia Rudd on 1989's Booker, as southern belle Bunny McClure on 1994's Sweet Justice, and as star or co-star of several made-for-TV movies. She also played Dr. Eve Sheridan in the pilot of the 1984 sitcom E/R, a role filled on the series proper by Mary McDonnell. Marcia Strassman's most memorable theatrical-film work was as hysterical housewife Diana Szalinski in the moneyspinning fantasies Honey I Shrunk the Kids (1989) and Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992). She continued to work extensively in television, appearing on series like Booker, Providence, Tremors and Night Watch. Strassman died in 2014 at age 66.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Looking for Mr. Right
  • Opal
2014
40% Going Shopping
  • Actor
2005
54% Reekers: L'Odeur de la mort
  • Rose Tuckey
2005
No Score Yet The Movie Hero
  • Blake's Mom
2003
No Score Yet Gale Force
  • Kim Nelson
2001
No Score Yet Earth Minus Zero
  • Debbie Heller
1996
No Score Yet Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare
  • Margaret
1995
14% Another Stakeout
  • Pam O'Hara
1993
41% Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
  • Diane Szalinski
1992
No Score Yet Mastergate
  • Actor
1992
No Score Yet And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird
  • Sarah
1991
No Score Yet Fast Getaway
  • Lorraine
1991
75% Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  • Diane Szalinski
1989
No Score Yet Secret Passions
  • Rita
1989
No Score Yet The Aviator
  • Rose Stiller
1985
No Score Yet Soup for One
  • Maria
1982
No Score Yet Changes
  • Kristine
1969

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