Julie Kavner

Julie KavnerToday, I really should be writing about James Van Allen. But the truth is that I was up really late last night and I just don’t feel up to it. You just can’t write about him without getting into some hardcore physics. So instead, I say unto you: today the great comedic actor Julie Kavner is 64. If you are my age, you know her as Brenda Morgenstern on the 1970s sitcom Rhoda. If you are younger, you know her as the voice of Marge Simpson on The Simpsons. And you might also know here for her work in a number of Woody Allen films.

Her first acting job was as a regular on Rhoda, which is a remarkable start to a career. And basically everything stemmed from there. She became a regular on The Tracey Ullman Show, which I assume is how she got involved in The Simpsons. Other than that, there is nothing much to say.

Here is a very funny bit from The Tracey Ullman Show:

Happy birthday Julie Kavner!

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