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‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ star Marcia Strassman dies

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    This photo provided by Julie Strassman, shows her sister actress Marcia Strassman. The actress who played Gabe KaplanÕs wife, Julie, on the 1970's sitcom ÒWelcome Back, Kotter,Ó has died at age 66. StrassmanÕs sister, Julie, said the actress died at her Sherman Oaks, Calif., home on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, after a long battle against breast cancer. (AP Photo/Courtesy Strassman Family, Randi St. Nicholas)
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LOS ANGELES >> The actress who played Gabe Kaplan’s wife, Julie, on the 1970s sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter," has died at age 66.

Marcia Strassman died at her Sherman Oaks, California, home on Friday after a long battle against breast cancer, her sister, Julie Strassman, said Sunday.

Strassman had numerous roles on television and in film during her five decade-long career.

She had a recurring role as nurse Margie Cutler on the first season of "M(asterisk)A(asterisk)S(asterisk)H" before her breakout role in "Welcome Back, Kotter."

Her biggest film success was as the wife of the character played by Rick Moranis in the Disney hit "Honey I Shrunk The Kids" and its sequel, "Honey I Blew Up The Kid."

Strassman is also survived by a daughter and a brother.

Plans for funeral services are pending.

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