Sad news for Two and a half men fans: Conchata Ferrell, the performer of the unforgettable Berta, has died at the age of 77 from heart attack. Conchata Ferrell, who appeared in over 210 episodes of the sitcom created by Chuck Lorre, was also a familiar face on the small screen.
Beginning her career on stage in the play “Lanford Wilson’s Hot L Baltimore”, Conchata Ferrell was quickly recognized for her talents and won several awards for her participation in the play “The Sea Horse” in 1974. That same year, she made her television debut in the cult sitcom Maude for one episode. A year later, she landed one of the lead roles in the series Hot I Baltimore, a role that marked the beginning of a long career in television. B.J. and the Bear, E/R, A Peaceable Kingdom, L.A. Law, Hearts Afire, Townies, Teen Angel, Push Nevada, Friends, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Ranch are some of the series where her talent was appreciated. Her various roles have earned her three Emmy Award nominations as Best Supporting Actress. In the cinema, she has been seen in Edward Scissorhands, Erin Brockovich and Krampus, among others,
Jon Cryer, who played Alan Harper in 12 seasons of Two and a Half Men, praised the “beautiful human being” adding that she brought joy to many. In several subsequent tweets, the actor revealed that he was already a fan of Conchata Ferrell before he could work with her, which the actress didn’t want to believe. Jon Cryer had then told one of his favorite passages of Hot I Baltimore with her so that she would take it seriously.
Charlie Sheen, who played one of the lead roles in Two and a Half Men before he was fired, also wanted to pay his respect to Conchata Ferrell.