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Conchata Ferrell, 'Two and a Half Men' Star, Dies At 77

She played Charlie Sheen's beloved housekeeper on the hit CBS sitcom for 12 seasons.

Conchata Ferrell [Lester Cohen/WireImage]

Conchata Ferrell, beloved star of the hit CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men, has died. She was 77. Ferrell passed away peacefully on October 12 due to complications from cardiac arrest. She was surrounded by family at Sherman Oaks Hospital in California, according to sources.

Ferrell is best known for her hilarious performance as Berta, Charlie's (Charlie Sheen) sharp-tongued housekeeper on Two and a Half Men. Ferrell was a mainstay on the show for its entire 12-season run from 2003 to 2015. She was twice nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2005 and 2007 for her role as Berta.

Conchata's performance in Two and a Half Men was a master class in comedic timing. When making a list of the funniest television characters of all time, one would be seriously remiss if they did not include Conchata Ferrell's role of Berta.

Conchata Ferrell as Berta in 'Two and a Half Men' [CBS]

Ferrell began her acting career in 1974. As mentioned, she played a housekeeper for 12 seasons on Two and a Half Men, and in 1988 she appeared on Who's The Boss? in an episode titled "Housekeepers Unite." That same year, she joined the cast of L.A. Law and in 1992, she received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress.

Throughout her career, Ferrell appeared in hit shows like Maude, The Rockford Files, Matlock, Night Court, Cagney & Lacey, Murder, She Wrote, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Walker Texas Ranger, Touched by an Angel, JAG, The Ranch, and many more.

Her film credits include Mystic Pizza, Edward Scissorhands, Erin Brockovich, The Wild Thornberrys, Mr. Deeds, and others.

- Matt Bishop


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