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Actor and writer Harry Shearer says he's leaving the cast of The Simpsons, the show he has been a part of since it first aired in 1989.
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May 14, 2015 In a tweet sent in the wee hours of Thursday, Shearer said he was leaving "because I wanted what we've always had: the freedom to do other work."
Actress Marcia Wallace has died at age 70. She was a fixture on American television for decades, thanks to long-running roles on The Bob Newhart Show and The Simpsons.
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October 26, 2013 Wallace is known to generations of TV fans for distinctly different roles on The Bob Newhart Show, as Carol Kester, and as school-weary teacher Edna Krabappel on The Simpsons.
Sam Simon in 2008.
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July 26, 2013 Sam Simon earns tens of millions of dollars a year in royalties. Diagnosed with colon cancer, he's been told he has less than six months to live. The writer and producer has decided his fortune will go to causes he supports.
May 7, 2013 Margaret Groening was born a Wiggum, a name familiar to fans of The Simpsons. She died in her sleep on April 22. She was 94.
The "Harlem Shake" has certainly gone global. Sunday in Lausanne, Switzerland, these folks joined in.
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March 4, 2013 Has this craze officially "jumped the shark?" With word that up to 4,000 such videos are uploaded every day, that some people are losing their jobs because of them and that The Simpsons has now added its version, it just may have.
Matt Groening has revealed the location of the real-life home of The Simpsons.
April 10, 2012 Matt Groening tells Smithsonian magazine that the show's location is based on Springfield, Ore. He credits the idea of naming it Springfield to the hit TV show Father Knows Best.
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August 30, 2007 When it comes to New Orleans' supporters, Harry Shearer might not come immediately to mind -- but he's one of its most vociferous voices of support. Speaking of voices, he's also of course the man who voices many of our most beloved Simpsons
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