About Marcia Karen Hawley (Wallace)
Marcia Karen Wallace (November 1, 1942 − October 25, 2013) was an American actress, game show panelist, voice actor, and comedian, primarily known for her roles in television situation comedies. She is perhaps best known for her roles as receptionist Carol Kester on the 1970s sitcom The Bob Newhart Show, and as the voice of elementary school teacher Edna Krabappel on the animated series The Simpsons, for which she won an Emmy in 1992.
Wallace was born Marcia Karen Wallace in Creston, Iowa on November 1, 1942, the eldest of three children of Arthur "Poke" Wallace and wife Joann. Her father owned and operated "Wallace Sundries", a general merchandise store, where Marcia, her sister Sharon, and brother Jim would often help out.