Marcia Strassman played Gabe Kaplan's wife on the sitcom Welcome Back Kotter. She died 10-24-14 after a 7 year bout with breast cancer. She was 66. She also was in Honey I Shrunk the Kid and Honey I Blew up the Kid. LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marcia Strassman, who played Gabe Kaplan's wife, Julie, on the 1970s sitcom
Marcia A. Strassman (April 28, 1948 - October 25, 2014) died today from breast cancer at age 66. She was an American actress and singer, best known for her roles as Julie Kotter in Welcome Back, Kotter and as Diane Szalinski in the 1989 feature film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.