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Emmy Nominee Conchata Ferrell, aka Two and a Half Men’s Berta, Dead at 77

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TV veteran and three-time Emmy nominee Conchata Ferrell, greatest recognized for enjoying housekeeper Berta on the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, has died on the age of 77.Per our sister website Deadline, Ferrell handed away on Monday at California’s Sherman Oaks Hospital, surrounded by household.Ferrell was hospitalized in May and spent a month in intensive care, throughout which she suffered a coronary heart assault. She was on a respirator and dialysis, and was unable to talk or talk. The hospitalization was associated to a kidney an infection Ferrell suffered final December that additionally landed her within the hospital.An award-winning stage actress within the 1970s, Ferrell was a frequent TV visitor star all through the ’80s and ’90s on exhibits like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Friends, Who’s the Boss? and Night Court. (She additionally had memorable supporting roles in movies like Edward Scissorhands, Erin Brockovich and Mr. Deeds.) She earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1992 for her function as leisure lawyer Susan Bloom on NBC’s L.A. Law.In 2003, she took the function of insult-spouting housekeeper Berta on CBS’ Two and a Half Men; it was a recurring function at first, however Ferrell was promoted to collection common in Season 2 and remained with the collection for its complete 12-season run.“She was a beautiful human,” Two and a Half Men alum Jon Cryer shared on Twitter. “Berta’s gruff exterior was an invention of the writers. Chatty’s warmth and vulnerability were her real strengths. I’m crying for the woman I’ll miss, and the joy she brought so many.”“I remember her first day on 2 1/2 Men,” Cryer continued. “It was our second episode and I felt so lucky that they’d been able to cast her on the show. I gushed to her about what a fan i was of hers and she simply refused to believe it. I had to recount one of my favorite bits of hers from a cancelled mid 70’s sitcom called Hot L Baltimore before she finally got that I was serious. I’m glad that I absolutely knew how fortunate I was to share a stage with her. I treasured every moment and will continue to until we meet again. I have a feeling she’ll call me ‘Zippy.’”Ferrell earned two extra Emmy nods in 2005 and 2007 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Her remaining TV function was in 5 episodes of Netflix’s The Ranch in 2017.Launch Gallery: TV Stars Who Died in 2020Extra from TVLineBest of TVLineGet extra from TVLine.com: Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Newsletter

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