Judy Farrell, the talented actress known for her role as Nurse Able on the hit sitcom “MAS*H,” has left a lasting impression on our hearts with her incredible talent and warm presence. While many of us remember her for her iconic role, there’s so much more to know about this remarkable woman.
Apart from her memorable portrayal of Nurse Able, Farrell showcased her acting skills in various other TV series including “Get Smart,” “The Partridge Family,” and “Quincy, M.E.” Her versatility as an actress truly shone through in every role she undertook. But acting wasn’t the only feather in her cap.
Farrell also had a talent for writing and contributed greatly to the TV series “Port Charles,” penning an impressive 131 episodes. Her creative abilities knew no bounds, and she left an indelible mark on the industry both in front of and behind the camera.
A Legacy Remembered
On April 2, 2023, Judy Farrell sadly passed away at the age of 84. Her son, Michael Farrell, revealed that she had suffered a stroke nine days before her passing. Although she was unable to speak, she remained conscious and found solace in squeezing the hands of her loved ones who surrounded her till the very end.
A Family of Stars
Judy Farrell’s personal life was also intertwined with the entertainment world. She was previously married to Mike Farrell, who played Captain B.J. Hunnicutt in “MAS*H.” Although their marriage ended in 1983, she found love again and tied the knot with her second husband, Joe Bratcher, in 1985.
Loretta Swit, who portrayed Maj. Margaret ‘Hot Lips’ Houlihan alongside Farrell on “MAS*H,” spoke fondly of her co-star. She shared, “Judy was a most beautiful woman – inside and out. We grew up together. She was family. This has been a painful loss, but we will always have the beauty of her memory. Rest in peace, Nurse Able.”
Leaving a Lasting Legacy
Judy Farrell leaves behind a loving husband and two children, Michael and Erin. Her incredible talent and warm spirit will forever be cherished and remembered in the hearts of her family, friends, and fans. As we bid farewell to this remarkable woman, we take comfort in the knowledge that her legacy will continue to inspire future generations of performers.
Rest in peace, Nurse Able. Your light will forever shine through the characters you brought to life and the memories you left behind.
Watch the video below to celebrate the incredible career of Judy Farrell.