Conchata Ferrell, who became known for her role as Berta the housekeeper on television ”“After a long career as a character actor on stage and in films, including” Mystic Pizza “and” Network “, has passed away. She was 77 years old.
Ferrell died Monday at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Los Angeles from cardiac arrest, according to reporter Cynthia Snyder.
Ferrell fought for over a decade on “Two and a Half Men,” playing opposite Charlie Sheen anduntil Sheen was fired from the sitcom for erratic behavior which included public insult from producer Chuck Lorre.
The series, which debuted in 2003 on CBS, continued on the network withuntil 2015. Ferrell was on board for the entire race.
She was recalled by Cryer for the “joy she brought so many”.
“Berta’s gruff exterior was an invention of the writers. Chatty’s warmth and vulnerability were her real strengths, ” he tweeted.
In a tweet, Sheen described Ferrell as “an absolute lover, an accomplished pro, a true friend” and called his loss painful.
Ferrell, a native of Charleston, West Virginia, and a graduate of Marshall University, received recognition and several theater awards in 1974 for her role in “The Sea Horse.” His work in Lanford Wilson’s “Hot L Baltimore” led to a starring role on the Norman Lear sitcom of the same name.
She received two nominations for supporting actress Emmy for “Two and a Half Men” and a nod for her role as Susan Bloom in “LA Law”.
Ferrell’s other credits include the films “Heartland”, “True Romance” and “Erin Brockovich”, while his television appearances have appeared in “Good Times”, “ER”, “Grace and Frankie” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” », Among others. series.
She is survived by her husband, Arnie Anderson, and her daughter, Samantha.