Magazine article Variety

Strassman Best Known for TV Sitcom Roles

Magazine article Variety

Strassman Best Known for TV Sitcom Roles

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Actress Marcia Strassman, known for her roles in such hits as "Welcome Back, Kotter" and "MASH," died Oct. 24 after a long fight with breast cancer. She was 66.

Along with her many TV credits, Strassman co-starred in the 1989 Disney live-action hit "Honey I Shrunk the Kids" and 1992 sequel "Honey I Blew Up the Kid." She was also a longstanding member of the national board of the Screen Actors Guild.

Strassman's first major TV role came in 1964, when she appeared in "The Patty Duke Show." Most recently, Strassman had a stint on "Third Watch" in 2004, appeared in the 2003 TV adaptation of the "Tremors" films and NBC's "Providence."

Jack Bruce

Jack Bruce, the Scottish bassist and singer best known for his work with 1960s hard rock pioneers Cream, died on Oct. 25 at his home in Suffolk, England. He was 71. Though he maintained substantial renown within musical circles both before and after his stint with Cream, the band's four-album run was nonetheless the commercial high point of Bruce's career. …

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