Two and a Half Men Star ‘Berta’ Conchata Ferrell Dead At 77

SHERMAN OAKS, CA. (THECOUNT) — Conchata Ferrell, who played “Berta” on TV series, “Two and a Half Men,” has passed away. She was 77.

Ferrell, who also had roles in “L.A. Law,” and “Mystic Pizza,” died surrounded by family in a Sherman Oaks, California hospital at the age of 77.

The prolific Two and a Half Men actress earned two Emmy nominations for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

According to ComicBook, Ferrell’s passing occurred on October 12th at 12:30 PM PT, as the result of complications following a cardiac arrest. Reports indicate that she died peacefully, while surrounded by family at the Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, California.

Born on March 28, 1943, in Loudendale, West Virginia, Ferrell first appeared on stage as part of a college skit comedy and musical production in 1969. She went on to appear in Off-Broadway productions of The Hot I Baltimore and The Sea Horse, the latter of which earned her multiple awards. She also served as an original member of the Circle Repertory Theatre.

“Conchata Ferrell was exactly the kind of artist for whom we created our theater – a deeply honest performer who would inspire our playwrights to create roles for her,” Circle Rep’s founding artistic director, Marshall W. Mason, said in a statement. “She was our first home-grown star.”

Her first major film roles were Elinore Randall Stewart in the 1979 western Heartland, and Leona, the pizza shop owner in the 1988 cult classic Mystic Pizza. Ferrell’s television career included appearances on E/R, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Matlock, Good Times, The Love Boat, and Friends. Prior to Two and a Half Men, her biggest television role came as attorney Susan Bloom on L.A. Law, which earned her her first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1992. On the film side, she appeared in supporting roles in Network, Edward Scissorhands, True Romance, and Erin Brockovich. She also voiced Bob’s Mom in the 2012 animated hit Frankenweenie.

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