Remembering Judy Farrell: A Beloved Nurse Able from M*A*S*H

A Life of Talent and Tragedy

A beloved actress, Judy Farrell, passed away at 84 on April 2nd after being hospitalized for a stroke. Judy’s legacy lives on through her unforgettable role as Nurse Able in the iconic drama series “MAS*H,” aired from 1972 until 1983. Let’s take a moment to remember the life and contributions of this talented actress.

An Unbreakable Bond on and off the Screen

Judy married her co-star, Mike Farrell, who portrayed Captain B.J. Hunnicutt in “MAS*H.” Their on-screen chemistry translated into a real-life relationship.

Unfortunately, after 20 years of marriage, they decided to part ways. In his memoir, Mike reflected on the difficulties they faced as he pursued a career in acting full-time. Despite the pain it caused their children, their bond as parents remained strong.

After “MAS*H”

Judy’s talent extended beyond “MAS*H.” She went on to portray Charlotte Miller in the television drama “Fame” and appeared in the 2006 comedy “Long-Term Relationship.” Her contribution to the 2003 “Port Charles” television series showcased her versatile acting skills and passion for her craft.

Cherished Friendships

Although the cast of “MAS*H” has yet to comment on Judy’s passing, the love and admiration for her are evident. Despite the passing of time, her former co-star Alan Alda, who played Captain Benjamin “Hawkeye” Pierce, remains a close friend to Mike Farrell.

Alda recently shared a heartwarming photo of him and Mike celebrating the 50th anniversary of the show that forever changed their lives.

“MAS*H was a wonderful gift to us,” Alda wrote on Twitter. The impact of the show and the cherished friendships formed during its production is evident even today. Judy’s memory lives on in the hearts of her co-stars and fans.

Farewell to a Beloved Nurse

Judy Farrell’s passing marks the end of an era, leaving a void in the hearts of those who knew her and appreciated her talent. Her role as Nurse Able will forever be etched in television history.

As we say goodbye, let us remember Judy with gratitude for the joy and entertainment she brought into our lives. May she rest in peace, knowing her contributions will never be forgotten.

The article has been rewritten to capture the essence of Judy Farrell’s life and career while engaging and easy to understand for an older audience.

It pays tribute to her talent, explores her relationships and career beyond “MAS*H,” and emphasizes the cherished friendships formed during the show’s production. The tone remains friendly and warm, honoring Judy’s memory respectfully.