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Marcia Strassman dies at 66; actress starred in 'Welcome Back, Kotter'
Marcia Strassman dies at 66; actress starred in 'Welcome Back, Kotter'

Marcia Strassman, an actress who found fame on the 1970s hit TV sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter" and later starred in the 1989 Disney family film "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids," died Friday at her home in Sherman Oaks. She was 66 and had breast cancer, according to her sister, Julie Strassman. On "Welcome Back, Kotter," which aired on ABC from 1975 to 1979, she played wife Julie to the title character played by Gabe Kaplan, a teacher who returns to his old high school in Brooklyn. Kotter's struggling, smart-aleck students, known as the Sweathogs, included John Travolta as Vinnie Barbarino, Robert Hegyes as Juan Epstein, Ron Palillo as Arnold Horshack and...

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