If you are a fan of “Two and a Half Men”, you will surely remember Berta, the housekeeper. Conchata Ferrell, who became known for her role as Berta the housekeeper on TV’s Two and a Half Men after a long career as a character actor on stage and in movies, including Mystic Pizza and Network, has died. She was 77 years old.
Ferrell died ON Monday at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Los Angeles following cardiac arrest, according to publicist Cynthia Snyder.
Ferrell soldiered through more than a decade on Two and a Half Men, playing opposite Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer until Sheen was fired from the sitcom for erratic behaviour that included publicly insulting producer Chuck Lorre.
The series, which debuted in 2003 on CBS, continued on the network with new star Ashton Kutcher until 2015. Ferrell was on board for the full run. (FIRSTPOST)
She received two Emmy supporting actress Emmy nominations for Two and a Half Men, and a nod for her role as Susan Bloom on LA Law.
Jon Cryer wrote, “She was a beautiful human. Berta’s gruff exterior was an invention of the writers. Chatty’s warmth and vulnerability were her real strengths. I’m crying for the woman I’ll miss, and the joy she brought so many.”
Charlie Sheen wrote, “an absolute sweetheart; a consummate pro; a genuine friend; a shocking and painful loss. Berta, your housekeeping was a tad suspect, your “people” keeping was perfect.”