Marcia Strassman, best known for her role in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, passed away on October 25, 2014, after a prolonged battle with breast cancer at her home in Sherman Oaks, California. She was sixty six.
Bob Weide, a long-time friend of Marcia Strassman’s, was one of the first to break the news of her passing. He wrote on Twitter, “So sad that a sweet friend, kind person and wonderful actress Marcia Strassman lost her brave battle with cancer today.”
Marcia Strassman passed away after a long battle with breast cancer, her sister Julie Strassman confirmed
Among her earliest acting credits was an appearance in an episode of The Patty Duke Show. In 1967, she became a recording artist for Uni Records. Her debut single, The Flower Children, was received well but failed to break out nationally. Her second single The Groovy World of Jack & Jill, charted in Denver but virtually nowhere else.
Her third single, Star Gazer, produced by Kim Fowley, failed miserably and brought Marcia Strassman’s brief recording career to a close.
Post this she got an opportunity to essay the role of Julie Kotter in the ABC TV series Welcome Back, Kotter in 1975. The series lasted for four years and from there on, there was no looking back. Marcia Strassman had finally arrived.
In the 1970’s, Marcia Strassman also appeared as a guest star on Time Express, The Rockford Files, The Love Boat and other prime time dramas series.
In 1980, she starred as Lenina Crowne in Brave New World, co-starred in a sitcom Good Time Harry and was also a part of the romantic comedy Soup For One.
Marcia Strassman shall always be remembered for her roles as Julie Kotter in Welcome Back Kotter, as Diane Szalinski in the 1989 feature film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids; it’s sequel Honey, I Blew Up the Kids and the 3-D film spin-off Honey, I Shrunk the Audience!.
She was last seen in the television show Tremors (2003) where she essayed the role of Nancy Sterngood.
May her soul rest in peace!!
Marcia Strassman, best known for her role in Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, passed away on October 25, 2014, after a prolonged battle with breast cancer at...2.0