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The world has lost many beloved celebrities in 2020. The latest of these many heartbreaking losses is Conchata Farrell, who passed away on Monday at 77. 

Farrell, a native of West Virginia who graduated from Marshall University received many accolades in 1974 for her wonderful performance in The Sea Horse. She went further to work in Hot L Baltimore with Lanford Wilson’s and later even went on to play a starring role in a sitcom of the same name with Norman Lear. Farrell has also worked in movies like Erin Brockovich, Heartland and True Romance. She has also appeared in TV hits like Good Times, Grace and Frankie, ER, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and more. 

In recent years, Conchata was a full-time member of popular sitcom Two and a Half Men. Her fabulous performance as Berta the Housekeeper over the longer than decade run of the show even won her Emmy awards for her role as a supporting actress. In her time at the show, Farrell worked alongside Jon Cryer and Charlie Sheen. Post Sheen’s controversial removal from the show, she continued to shine in her role alongside Ashton Kutcher. She was also widely applauded for her role on L.A. Law.

Even at 77, Conchata continued to shine and win hearts. Jon Cryer remembered her for “joy she brought so many”. He went ahead to say “Berta’s gruff exterior was an invention of the writers. Chatty’s warmth and vulnerability were her real strengths”. Even Charlie Sheen remembered her as “an absolute sweetheart, a consummate pro, a genuine friend. Berta, your housekeeping was a tad suspect, your ‘people’ keeping was perfect.”

Conchatta passed away at the Sherman Oaks Hospital in L.A. on Monday, as a result of complications from cardiac arrest. She is survived by her daughter, Samantha and husband Arnie Anderson. 

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