Strassman, Marcia 1948–

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Strassman, Marcia 1948–


Born April 28, 1948, in New York, NY; father, an auto parts wholesaler; married Robert Collector (a writer and director), September 22, 1984; children: Elizabeth.

Addresses: Agent—The Geddes Agency, 8430 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 200, West Hollywood, CA 90069.Manager—Shelter Entertainment Group, 9454 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 715, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actress. Miss Teen USA Pageant, cohost, 1989. Involved in charity work, including AIDS Walks, DCC phone bank, events for Tuesday's Child, and the University of California Los Angeles Breast Cancer Center.

Awards, Honors: Listed among "promising new actors of 1982," Screen World; Saturn Award nomination, best supporting actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, 1993, for Honey I Blew Up the Kid.


Film Appearances:

Kristine, Changes, Cinerama, 1969.

Maria, Soup for One, Warner Bros., 1982.

Rose Stiller, The Aviator, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/ United Artists, 1984.

(Uncredited) Flower child, This Is Spinal Tap, 1984.

Diane Szalinski, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Buena Vista, 1989.

Sarah Carson, And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird (also known as And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird! and Robodad), Trimark Pictures, 1991.

Lorraine, Fast Getaway, RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video, 1991.

Diane Szalinski, Honey, I Blew Up the Kid, Buena Vista, 1992.

Pam O'Hara, Another Stakeout (also known as TheLookout and Stakeout 2), Buena Vista, 1993.

(Uncredited) Diane Szalinski, Honey, I Shrunk the Audience, Buena Vista, 1995.

Cops'n Roberts, 1995.

Debbie Heller, Earth Minus Zero, PM Entertainment Group, 1996.

Blake's mom, The Movie Nut and His Audience, Elevation Properties, 2001.

Kim Nelson, Gale Force, Artisan Entertainment, 2002.

Susan Breecher, Power Play, First Look International, 2002.

Blake's mom, The Movie Hero (also known as Frame of Mind), 2003.

Rose, Reeker (also known as Dead People 2), Showtime Entertainment, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Nurse Margie Cutler, M*A*S*H, CBS, 1972–73.

Julie Kotter, Welcome Back, Kotter, ABC, 1975–79.

Carol Younger, Good Time Harry, CBS, 1980.

Alicia Rudd, Booker (also known as Booker, P.I.), Fox, 1989–90.

Voice of Hairyette, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (animated), Nickelodeon, 1994.

Althea "Bunny" McClure, Sweet Justice, NBC, 1994–95.

Allie Singer, Crazy Love, 1995.

Martine Beznick, Noah Knows Best, Nickelodeon, 2000.

Meredith, Providence, NBC, 2001–2002.

Nancy Sterngood, Tremors (also known as Tremors: The Series), Sci–Fi Channel, 2003.

Sergeant Laura Wynn, Third Watch, NBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Nancy, Journey from Darkness, NBC, 1975.

Kentucky Smith, Brenda Starr, ABC, 1976.

Lenina Disney, Brave New World, NBC, 1980.

Pam Ferguson, Once Upon a Family, CBS, 1980.

Rita Kamen, Haunted by Her Past (also known as SecretPassions), NBC, 1987.

Merry Chase, Mastergate, Showtime, 1992.

Margaret McKenna, "Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare," The ABC Family Movie, ABC, 1995.

Dr. Trish George, The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play, CBS, 1996.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Julie Kotter, Sweathog Back–to–School Special, ABC, 1977.

ABC's Silver Anniversary Celebration—25 and Still the One, ABC, 1978.

Likely Stories, Vol. 1, 1981.

Herself, "The Making of You Wouldn't Believe Our World," David Letterman's Holiday Film Festival, 1985.

Mary Watson, "Daddy Can't Read," ABC After school Special, ABC, 1988.

Elaine, "Tickets, Please," CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1988.

Candace Crawford, Julie Brown: The Show, CBS, 1989.

Host, Miss Teen USA, CBS, 1989.

"Welcome Back Kotter ": The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

"TV Guide" 's Truth Behind the Sitcoms 5, Fox, 2000.

"M*A*S*H": TV Tales, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Sandy Goldberg, Wednesday Night Out, NBC, 1972.

Pat MacFarland, The Love Boat II, ABC, 1977.

Officer Jenny Palermo, The Nightingales, NBC, 1979.

Dr. Eve Sheridan, E/R, CBS, 1984.

Stella Pence, Shadow Chasers, ABC, 1985.

Elaine, Tickets, Please, CBS, 1988.

Martine Beznick, Noah Knows Best, Nickelodeon, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Gladys, "The Perfect Teenager," The Patty Duke Show, ABC, 1964.

"How to Succeed in Romance," The Patty Duke Show, ABC, 1964.

Adeline, "The Raffle," The Patty Duke Show, ABC, 1965.

Samantha Dian, "The Man Who Believed," Ironside (also known as The Raymond Burr Show), NBC, 1967.

"No More Mr. Nice Guy," The Paul Lynde Show, ABC, 1972.

"Mirabelle's Summer," Love Story, NBC, 1973.

"The Ripper," Police Story, NBC, 1974.

"The Latch–Key Child," Marcus Welby, M.D. (also known as Robert Young, Family Doctor), ABC, 1974.

"The Losers," City of Angels, 1976.

The Alan Hamel Show, 1977, 1978.

Family Feud (also known as Family Fortune and TheBest of Family Feud), 1978.

Stephanie Lewis, "The Million Dollar Man," The LoveBoat, ABC, 1978.

Kay Penny and Katherine Patrino, "Funny Girl/Butch and Sundance," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1978.

Whitney Cox, "Only Rock and Roll Will Never Die: Parts1 & 2," The Rockford Files (also known as Jim Rockford, Private Investigator), NBC, 1979.

Sara Mason, "Rodeo/Cop," Time Express, 1979.

Dr. Karen Harmon, "Heal Thyself," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1982.

Olivia, "Love Sick," At Ease, ABC, 1983.

Councilwoman Sondra Decker, "Gemini," Stingray, NBC, 1987.

Nel Lewise, "Such Interesting Neighbors," Amazing Stories (also known as Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories" ), NBC, 1987.

"A Matter of Moulding," I Married Dora, ABC, 1987.

Mrs. Myers, "First Love: Parts 1,2&3," TV 101, CBS, 1989.

"A Bus Named Desire," Civil Wars, 1992.

Catherine, Phenom, ABC, 1993.

Lisa Pachorek, "Interview with an Angel," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1995.

Andrea Farrell, "Interview with an Angel," Charlie Grace, ABC, 1995.

Betsy Fields, "Glory Days," Highlander (also known as Highlander: The Series), syndicated, 1996.

Terry Garman Holbert, "The Dark Side of the Door," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1996.

Mallory Blair, "Politics," Tracey Takes On …, HBO, 1997.

Voice of Miss Appleby, "Educating Angelica," Rugrats (animated), Nickelodeon, 1997.

Rene, "Out of the Blue," Baywatch, syndicated, 1997.

Martha, "Rap Sheet," L.A. Heat, TNT, 1999.

"Batman Forever," Odd Man Out, ABC, 1999.

"John Travolta," Revealed with Jules Asner, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Mackenzie, "The Crying Game," Twenty Good Years, NBC, 2006.

"Oddballs & Original Characters," TV Land Confidential (also known as TV Land Confidential: The Untold Stories), TV Land, 2007.

Stage Appearances:

Ethel Hofflinger, Best Foot Forward, Stage 73, New York City, 1963.

The whore, Hello Again (musical), Second Stage Theatre, Los Angeles, 1998.


Audio Books:

Trust Me, Volume 2, by Jayne Ann Krentz, Simon & Schuster Audio, 1994.

The Main Attraction, by Krentz, Harlequin Books, 1995.


"The Flower Children," 1967.

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