Marcia Strassman, star of 'Welcome Back, Kotter' and 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,' dies at 66
Marcia Strassman, a film and television actress, died on Saturday at age 66. According to Deadline, Strassman had been fighting breast cancer for the last seven years.
Strassman was a journeyman actress who got her first big break with a recurring role as Nurse Cutler on M*A*S*H. She played Julie Kotter for four years on beloved ’70s sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter.
Various guest-star appearances on TV shows followed in the ’80s, before she took on another iconic role as Diane Szalinski, the titular “Honey” in 1989’s Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. (She reprised the role in 1992 sequel Honey, I Blew Up The Kid and in the film’s Disneyland spinoff experience Honey, I Shrunk the Audience.) Her most prominent later role came on NBC’s Third Watch, where she recurred as Sergeant Laura Wynn.
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth; her sister, Julie; and her brother, Steven.