Julie Kavner via Wikimedia
CAIRO – 7 September 2017: September 7 marks the birthday of American actress Julie Kavner, who is best known for voicing Homer Simpson’s wife Marge Simpson on the beloved animated TV comedy "The Simpsons."
Born in Los Angeles, California in 1950, Kavner had her earliest role in the 1974 sitcom “Rhoda”, starring in a role written for her, after she was turned down for a guest spot on "The Mary Tyler Moore" show. Portraying Rhoda's younger, awkward sister, Kavner was recognized for her talent and received the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and nominated for three more.
In 1987, Kavner began voicing Marge Simpson while the Simpsons was still a series of shorts on "The Tracy Ullman Show," which in 1989 metamorphosed into a full TV series that became an international hit and one of the longest running shows on TV. Not only does Kavner voice “The Simpsons’” Marge, she also lends her vocal talents to several other characters such as Marge's sisters Patty and Selma.
Outside of” The Simpsons”, Kavner has also been a favorite star for quirky director Woody Allen's movies, starring in his films "Hannah and Her Sisters," "Deconstructing Harry and New York Stories”, for which she won the American Comedy Award in 1990.
For her part in “The Simpsons”, Kavner was awarded the primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1992.
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