Conchata Ferrell, 'Two and a Half Men' star, dies at 77

Conchata Ferrell, best known for her role on 'Two and a Half Men,' dies at age 77, Warner Bros. Television says.

10/14/2020 1:03:00 AM

Conchata Ferrell, best known for her role on 'Two and a Half Men,' dies at age 77, Warner Bros. Television says.

Ferrell was most recognized for playing Berta the housekeeper on all 12 seasons of the hit sitcom, for which she received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

Ferrell was hospitalized in May and spent more than four weeks in the ICU, where she went into cardiac arrest at one point. The actress was relocated to a long-term treatment center, where she was on a respirator and dialysis.Ferrell was most recognized for playing Berta on all 12 seasons of"Two and a Half Men," for which she received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations — in 2005 and 2007 — for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series. She appeared in a total of 212 episodes from 2003 to 2015.

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She talked to AV Club in 2014 about her role as Berta, which had originally been written as an Eastern European woman. Ferrell said she changed the character's nationality to"trailer park" and though she wasn't a Grateful Dead fan, she said,"I definitely was an old hippie. I was a political hippie."

Conchata Ferrell on "Mixed Nuts."ABC / via Getty ImagesBorn in Charleston, W. Va., she graduated from Marshall University, where she made her first onstage performance in a skit comedy. Out of school, Ferrell sought a career in theater and made her 1973 Off-Broadway debut as a member of the Circle in the Square theatrical company in Lanford Wilson's"Hot L Baltimore." For her next Off-Broadway role as Gertrude Blum in"The Sea Horse," she won Drama Desk, Theatre World and Obie Awards as best actress.

Moving into film, she appeared in the adaptation of"Hot L Baltimore" and then as the housekeeper in the 1979 feature film"Heartland," co-starring Julia Roberts. In 1992, Ferrell received her first Emmy Award nomination for her recurring role as attorney Susan Bloom in"L.A. Law."

She most recently appeared as Shirley in a 2017 episode of Netflix's sitcom series"The Ranch." Her other TV credits include"Buffy the Vampire Slayer,""Teen Angel,""Matlock" and"B. J. and the Bear," and film credits include"Edward Scissorhands,""Network,""Crime and Punishment in Suburbia" and"True Romance."

She is survived by her husband, sound mixer Arnold Anderson, a daughter and two step-daughters. Read more: MSNBC »

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West Virginia will miss our favorite daughter. RIP So sad rip R.I.P. 😔 Very sad Good hearted women! Please correct this. Ferrell did NOT play the 'housekeeper' in Heartland or costar with Julia Roberts in Heartland. She was the co-lead with Rip Torn in a story about the hardships of pioneer life, including heartbreaking and unforgettable scenes of the loss of a child.

BarbaraRaynold I’m not cleaning that up RIP 💕 Deep condolences in the sad demise of Ms. Conchata Ferrell One of those “Who? Oh..awwww.” I remember her as a character actor in so many random shows growing up. A natural talent for sure. RIP nostalgia queen. very sad! one of my favorite tv shows, RIP Conchata Ferrell.

Rip dear. Dang it. She is/was a hoot on 2.5 men She was outstanding in LA Law. What a fantastic actress she was. RIP :( Rest in peace She was 77 R.I.P🙏🙏🙏 She was excellent, that’s very sad R.I.P Matt_NBC4 Loved her! She was a feisty character actor. She acted in the sitcom Hot L Baltimore. Loved her moxie. RIP

Man, I laugh so much watching her in two and a half men. Watch this series won't be the same. Wtf! Damnit 2020!? You're already the worst year of all time. Stop getting worse. She will be missed. RIP RIP 🙏🏽 Noooooooo 😭😭😭😭 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 A very talented lady, remember her from many many things over the years, she was great at being the harsh but morally sound matriarch, instilling wisdom and maybe a tanned hide 😂

Thank you for making me laugh.. RIP 💔🙏🏽 Goodby Berta you always made me laugh ! I loved Berta. RIP 😥 I really like her on the show. RIP Berta. AnnetteBMMM RIP..My condolences to the family.🕊 As Berta would say 'I'm outta here'.😭 Oh, I am so sorry. Big fan for most of my life. Peace to you. RIPConchataFerrell

😥🙏 i liked her as she was a hoot on the show, did not know her otherwise She was awesome as Berta! Loved her! Sad news can this year just end. R. I. P You will be missed dearly Sad Oh no. What a loss for all of us. Rest peacefully thank you. Like her role in Mr Deeds RIP Berta 2020 can't end soon enough Sad

Awwwe how sad Condolences to her family. Loved her!!💔😣 loved her in everything she did. R.I.P. 2020 is too much. Rip Oh no. She was so talented and funny. f2020 This to too much I don’t think there will ever be another year where this many stars have died in the same year. I mean is there any light at the end of this tunnel?

Sending hugs n 🙏🙏🙏 to her family!🖤💛😥 loved her 🙏🏻 Gut punch. RIP RIP Aww RIP 💔

'Two and a Half Men' Star Conchata Ferrell Dead at 77'Two and a Half Men' star Conchata Ferrell dead at 77. Oh no! I liked her on Two and a Half men! Tough, Berta. Wow! RIP Conchata Ferrell. Quite frankly, she was the most interesting character on the show ... and that was a really low bar to start with. However, she leaped over it with several skyscrapers worth of room to spare. I loved her she was hilarious RIP may your soul rest in peace . ty for the years of laughter

Conchata Ferrell, ‘Two and a Half Men’ Star, Dies at 77Conchata Ferrell, best known for her role as Berta the housekeeper on “Two and a Half Men,” died on Tuesday in Sherman Oaks, Calif., a rep for Warner Bros. Television confirmed to Varie… Legend 🎭 My condolences to her family and friends

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