“M*A*S*H” Actress Judy Farrell Dead At 84
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Judy Farrell is an American actress best known for her role as Nurse Able in the iconic television series M*A*S*H. Born on May 11, 1938, in Quapaw, Oklahoma, Farrell was an Oklahoma State University graduate and later attended UCLA for grad school, where she met actor Mike Farrell, who you probably know as B.J. Hunnicutt on M*A*S*H.
They were married in 1963 and had two children, Erin and Michael. They performed together at the Laguna Playhouse before Mike was cast in the hit show M*A*S*H. Judy even joined him as Nurse Able in eight episodes, according to IMDb.
Despite her relatively brief tenure on the show, Farrell made a lasting impression on viewers with her memorable performances. Her character was often portrayed as sweet and caring, and she had a natural chemistry with the other actors on the show.
After M*A*S*H, Farrell continued to work in the entertainment industry, albeit in smaller roles. She appeared in various TV shows such as Fame, Benson, and Quincy M.E.
Judy Farrell’s legacy in the entertainment industry is primarily associated with her role in M*A*S*H. Her performance as Nurse Able were both memorable and endearing, and she helped create one of the most iconic TV shows in American history.
Sadly, Judy passed away on Sunday (April 2), according to TMZ at the age of 84. Her son, Michael, told the publication that she suffered a stroke on March 24th. She was surrounded by friends and family in the days leading up to her death.
Loretta Swit, who played Major Margaret Houlihan on M*A*S*H reacted to Judy’s death on twitter with three broken heart emojis.