Julie Kavner - September 7, 2014

Happy 64th Birthday to Julie Kavner! She is best known as Brenda Morgenstern, Valerie Harper’s sister on Rhoda (1974-78) and the voice of Marge Simpson—and her gruff sisters Patty and Selma Bouvier—on The Simpsons (1989-current).

 

TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION

Kavner graduated from San Diego State University in 1971. Who was one of her famous fellow students?

a) Corbin Bernsen

b) Goldie Hawn

c) Carl Weathers

d) Cheryl Tiegs

Answer below!

CLIP OF THE DAY

Bart "helps" Marge with Thanksgiving dinner...

QUOTES OF THE DAY

When I was trying to come up with the voices for Patty and Selma I asked Jim Brooks what he wanted and he said, 'They suck the joy out of everything.'

~Julie Kavner

DID YOU KNOW…

In an episode of Rhoda, Kavner’s character Brenda calls Woody Allen on a dare. Allen saw her on an episode of Rhoda (not sure if it was this one) and asked her to appear in 1986’s Hannah and Her Sisters. Kavner has since appeared in seven Woody Allen films.

TRIVIA ANSWER

c) Carl Weathers