Conchata Ferrell, best known for playing Berta the housekeeper on Two and a Half Men, passes away aged 77

Two and a Half Men actor Jon Cryer and former star Charlie Sheen tweeted their condolences for Conchata Ferrell, describing her as a 'warm, wonderful woman.'

FP Staff October 14, 2020 08:34:17 IST
Conchata Ferrell, best known for playing Berta the housekeeper on Two and a Half Men, passes away aged 77

Conchata Ferrell, who became known for her role as Berta the housekeeper on TV’s Two and a Half Men after a long career as a character actor on stage and in movies, including Mystic Pizza and Network, has died. She was 77.

Ferrell died ON Monday at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Los Angeles following cardiac arrest, according to publicist Cynthia Snyder.

Ferrell soldiered through more than a decade on Two and a Half Men, playing opposite Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer until Sheen was fired from the sitcom for erratic behaviour that included publicly insulting producer Chuck Lorre.

The series, which debuted in 2003 on CBS, continued on the network with new star Ashton Kutcher until 2015. Ferrell was on board for the full run.

She was remembered 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 posted on Twitter.

In a tweet, Sheen described Ferrell as “an absolute sweetheart, a consummate pro, a genuine friend,” and called her loss painful.

Read the tweets below

Ferrell, a native of Charleston, West Virginia, and graduate of Marshall University gained recognition and several theatre awards in 1974 for her role in The Sea Horse. Her work in Lanford Wilson’s Hot L Baltimore0 led to a starring role in the Norman Lear sitcom of the same name.

She received two Emmy supporting actress Emmy nominations for Two and a Half Men, and a nod for her role as Susan Bloom on LA Law.

Ferrell’s other credits include the films Heartland, True Romance and Erin Brockovich, while her TV appearances came on Good Times, ER, Grace and Frankie and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, among other series.

She is survived by her husband, Arnie Anderson, and her daughter, Samantha.

(With inputs from The Associated Press)

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