'M*A*S*H' actress Judy Farrell dies aged 84 after suffering stroke

'M*A*S*H' actress Judy Farrell dies aged 84 after suffering stroke
Judy Farrell, 84, fought a severe stroke before succumbing to it on Sunday, April 2 (Twitter)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Legendary actress Judy Farrell died after suffering a stroke on Sunday, April 2. Her son, Michael, broke the news sharing that she was hospitalized for nine days before she died with her loved ones around. As per media reports, the ‘Long Term Relationship’ star was consciously alert until the end and even squeezed the hands of the people she was close with. However, she couldn’t speak because of the stroke.

Farrell played Nurse Able in the hit drama ‘M*A*S*H', which also featured Alan Alda as Captain Benjamin ‘Hawkeye’ Pierce. Farrell’s first husband Mike Farrell played the role of Captain BJ Hunnicutt in the popular '70s-'80s sitcom. Her other famous appearances include ‘Get Smart', ‘The Partridge Family', and ‘Quincy, ME’. The 84-year-old actress also appeared in some movies, such as ‘JW Coop’ (1971), ‘Chapter Two’ (1979), and 'The Interns' (1970).


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Farrell's early career

After her first marriage failed in 1983, she tied the knot with Joe Bratcher after two years. Farrell is survived by her husband Bratcher and her two children, Michael and Erin, as per a TMZ report. The actress was born Judy Hayden in May 1938, in Quapaw, Oklahoma. She started her career as a screenwriter and held a fine arts degree in theater from Oklahoma State University.

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