M*A*S*H star dead at 84

Judy Farrell, the famous actress known for her role as Nurse Able on the classic sitcom “M*A*S*H,” passed away on April 2, 2023, at the age of 84. Sadly, she succumbed to complications from a stroke, but was conscious and alert, holding her loved one’s hands until her last breath.

Farrell’s first marriage was to three-time Emmy nominee Mike Farrell, who played Captain B.J. Hunnicutt from 1975-1983. Throughout her television career, she was featured in 8 episodes of “M*A*S*H” and many other productions.

In 2018, Farrell recalled a funny moment with “M*A*S*H” star Alan Alda. She said, “I did an episode where Hawkeye goes to fix a gas stove in the nurse’s tent, and it blows up, making him temporarily blind. Alan decided to make it so he really couldn’t see. I ended up being the nurse who led him around, except I was always bumping him into stuff because I didn’t know how to lead a blind person around,” Alan then turned to me and said, ‘Do your children trust you?’”

Farrell was married twice, first to Mike Farrell and, two years later, to Joe Bratcher. She is survived by her husband and two children – Mike Farrell, Michael, and Erin.

The world of entertainment has lost a great talent with Judy Farrell’s death. She will be remembered for her captivating work on “M*A*S*H” and other projects. Her family and friends will miss her dearly.