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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Marge Groening, inspiration for “Simpsons” character, dies at 94

Margaret Ruth Groening, mother to The Simpsons creator Matt Groening and inspiration for the character of Marge, has passed away at age 94, according to an obituary in The Oregonian. Many of the names mentioned in the obit will sound familiar to fans of more
Entertainment Weekly (blog) ( 5/7/2013 6:34:50 AM -08:00 )

Margaret Groening, inspiration for 'The Simpsons' mom Marge, dies at 94
Margaret Ruth Groening, whose name was the inspiration for one of her son Matt's characters in TV's long-running "The Simpsons" series, died in her sleep on April 22 in Portland, Ore., a private obituary reported in The Oregonian. She was 94. Born Margaret more
Today.com (blog) ( 5/7/2013 4:07:06 AM -08:00 )

One mother of all invention - Margaret Groening - helps give The Simpsons its
MARGE Simpson isn't the only one who owes a lot to the mum of The Simpsons creator Matt Groening. It seems many more characters from the long-running animated series wouldn't be as we know them today without Mrs Groening. Margaret Groening died more
Herald Sun ( 5/7/2013 2:03:04 AM -08:00 )

RIP: Matt Groening's mother — for whom Marge Simpson is named — dies at 94
SHE DIDN'T go by “Marge.” But her first name — Margaret — did inspire the naming of one of TV history's most famous mothers. And her maiden name — Wiggum — also turned up all over her son's landmark show. In the '80s, when cartoonist Matt Groening more
Washington Post (blog) ( 5/6/2013 7:07:15 PM -08:00 )

Mother of "The Simpsons" creator dies
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening (GRAIN'-ing) has died. The TV show's executive consultant says Margaret Groening died April 22, in Portland, Ore. The consultant, Antonia Coffman, said she did not know the more
Seattle Post Intelligencer ( 5/6/2013 4:54:21 PM -08:00 )

Inspiration for Marge Simpson dies at 94
Inspiration for Marge Simpson dies at 94Margaret Groening, wife of Homer, and mother of Patty, Matt, Mark, Lisa and Maggie, died on March 23 in her Portland, Ore., home, according to an obituary in The Oregonian. Do some of those names sound familiar? They should. Matt Groening created “The more
Seattle Post Intelligencer ( 5/6/2013 11:06:08 AM -08:00 )

Marge Simpson Inspiration Dies: 'Simpsons' Creator Matt Groening's Mother
The inspiration behind the blue-haired, sweet-mannered, longtime TV mother, Marge Simpson, has passed away. The creator of “The Simpsons” Matt Groening's mother, Margaret Ruth Groening, died at the age 94 in her Portland home last month. more
International Business Times ( 5/7/2013 7:37:26 AM -08:00 )

The Real Marge Simpson - Legacy.com
The Real Marge Simpson - Legacy.comIf Margaret Groening's last name sounds familiar, it is likely because of her famous and very funny son, Matt, who created one of TV's most iconic shows – The Simpsons. And if Mrs. Groening's first name sounds familiar… well, that's no coincidence either. more
Legacy.com ( 5/7/2013 7:14:37 AM -08:00 )

Matt Groening's Mother's Obit Reads Like a Who's Who of Springfield - Gawker
Matt Groening's Mother's Obit Reads Like a Who's Who of Springfield. Simpsons creator Matt Groening's mother Margaret Ruth (née Wiggum) recently passed away at the age of 94. That's bad. She lived a long and happy life, and died peacefully in her sleep. more
Gawker ( 5/7/2013 6:56:33 AM -08:00 )

Marge Simpson Inspiration Dead @ 94
When you watch television shows, especially animated ones, you don't tend to think about the people that the characters are based on. Yes, some of your favorite characters on tv do actually have real, human counterparts. Sadly, the inspiration for one of tv's more
Lez Get Real ( 5/7/2013 6:44:58 AM -08:00 )

The original Marge Simpson has died
Her name was Margaret Ruth Groening and she was actually married to a man named Homer. She also had daughters named Lisa and Marge and a son named Matt. Yes that man is Matt Groening, the creator of the series. Margaret died at the age of 94 with more
KRMG ( 5/7/2013 6:15:55 AM -08:00 )

The original Marge Simpson, 'Margaret Ruth Wiggum Groening' passes away at 94
If you ever took the chance to read-up on Matt Groening's life, you would learn that the majority of the characters in 'The Simpsons' are alter-egos of his actual family. Unfortunately the matriarch of this original family has passed away. Matt Groening's mother more
The Slanted ( 5/7/2013 6:07:35 AM -08:00 )

Margaret Groening, Matt Groening's inspiration for The Simpson's Marge, dies at
Margaret Groening, the mother of The Simpsons creator Matt Groening and his inspiration for the family's matriarch, has died at age 94. According to The Oregonian, Margaret died on April 22 peacefully in her sleep in Portland, Oregon. Groening was not shy more
TheCelebrityCafe.com ( 5/7/2013 6:05:45 AM -08:00 )

MATT GROENING MOURNS MOM! REAL-LIFE MARGE SIMPSON DIES
MATT GROENING MOURNS MOM! REAL-LIFE MARGE SIMPSON DIESMargaret Ruth Groening, who achieved worldwide fame as the inspiration for cartoonist son Matt's Groening's iconic characters in TV's long-running "The Simpsons" series, died in her sleep on April 22 in Portland, Ore reported in The Oregonian. A private obit more
The National Enquirer ( 5/7/2013 5:32:07 AM -08:00 )

Marge Groening, inspiration for “Simpsons” character, dies at 94
Margaret Groening, mother of “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening and inspiration for the “Simpsons” character, has died at 94. Groening passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 22 in Portland, Oregon, according to an obituary printed on Monday in more
Salon ( 5/7/2013 5:28:43 AM -08:00 )

Inspiration for Beloved TV Character Dead at 94 THR
The woman who inspired one of the most popular TV characters of all time has died. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Margaret "Marge” Groening, the mother of "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening and the inspiration for Marge on the TV show, died at more
Television Week (blog) ( 5/7/2013 5:27:52 AM -08:00 )

Simpsons Inspiration Margaret Groening Dies
Margaret Groening, mother of Simpsons creator Matt Groening, died peacefully at age 94 recently. She is survived by the longest running sitcom in American television, much of which she and her family helped inspire. According to Ms. Groening's obituary in more
The Slatest ( 5/7/2013 5:04:11 AM -08:00 )

Margaret Groening, inspired cartoon character Marge Simpson, dies
Simpsons creator Matt Groening (C) poses with Homer and Marge Simpson. (FILE/UPI Photo/Matthew Healey). License photo. Published: May 7, 2013 at 3:05 AM. PORTLAND, Ore., May 7 (UPI) -- Margaret Groening, who married one cartoonist, gave birth to more
Arabic UPI.com ( 5/7/2013 4:55:25 AM -08:00 )

Inspiration For Marge Simpson Passes Away - for KUHF
Margaret Groening died last month at the age of 94. Her son Matt Groening created The Simpsons, which is now the longest-running scripted TV show ever. May 07, 2013 4:00 AM. Audio for this story from Morning Edition will be available at approximately more
KUHF-FM ( 5/7/2013 3:43:32 AM -08:00 )

Margar Groening, inspiration for cartoon character Marge Simpson, dies
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Margaret Groening, who married one cartoonist, gave birth to another and inspired the cartoon character Marge Simpson, has died in Oregon. She was 94. Margaret Groening, who didn't go by "Marge" even though her son Matt gave that more
Big News Network.com ( 5/7/2013 2:37:02 AM -08:00 )