Veteran stage and movie actor Conchata Ferrell, greatest identified for starring because the no-nonsense housekeeper Berta within the sitcom Two and a Half Men, has died. She was 77.
Ferrell, a three-time Emmy nominee, died Monday at Sherman Oaks Hospital of issues following a cardiac arrest, reported Entertainment Weekly.
Besides the 2 nominations for Two and a Half Men, by which she appeared in over 200 episodes, the actor additionally earned a nod for taking part in Susan Bloom on the authorized drama LA Law. Some of her different notable credit on the small display screen embody ER, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Grace and Frankie.
In movies, Ferrell received her first starring position in 1979 drama Heartland, and adopted it with titles like Network, Mystic Pizza, Erin Brockovich, and Edward Scissorhands. She was a identified title in theatre and gained success off-Broadway as an unique member of the Circle Repertory Theatre.
Her position as April Green in Lanford Wilson’s off-Broadway play Hot L Baltimore led her to Los Angeles and a starring position within the 1975 Norman Lear sequence of the identical title.
She additionally starred in notable productions like Battle of Angels in 1974 by Tennessee Williams (later generally known as Orpheus Descending), and Picnic by William Inge at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.
Ferrell’s Two and a Half Men co-stars Jon Cryer and Charlie Sheen paid tributes to the late actor on Twitter. Cryer remembered her as a lovely human.
“I’m crying for the woman I’ll miss, and the joy she brought so many,” he added. Sheen stated Ferrell was an absolute sweetheart, a consummate professional, and a real good friend. “Berta, your housekeeping was a tad suspect, your ‘people’ keeping was perfect,” he stated.
Lear known as Ferrell ‘one of the dearest people and most amazing talents I have ever worked with’.
Born Conchata Galen Ferrell on March 28, 1943, in Charleston, West Virginia, she attended West Virginia University and Marshall University. She graduated from Marshall with a diploma in historical past schooling, and later taught appearing for tv at University of California, Los Angeles for a number of years.
Her most up-to-date credit included TV film A Very Nutty Christmas and the upcoming function Deported. Ferrell is survived by her husband, Arnie Anderson, and her daughter, Samantha.
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