Television star Conchata Ferrell, 77, a three-time Emmy nominee who appeared in more than 200 episodes of Two and a Half Men and was a regular on L.A. Law‘s sixth season, died Monday at Sherman Oaks Hospital. She had complications following a cardiac arrest. “She was a beautiful human,” Two and a Half Men star Jon Cryer said. Conchata’s other notable TV series include Good Times, ER, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, BJ and the Bear and Grace and Frankie. She gained success off-Broadway as an original member of the Circle Repertory Theatre. For her appearance as Gertrude Blum in Edward J. Moore’s The Sea Horse, she received a Drama Desk Award, a Theatre World Award and an Obie Award for Best Actress in 1974.
Ferrell’s extensive film credits include Heartland – which marked her first starring role – Network, Mystic Pizza, True Romance, Erin Brockovich, Edward Scissorhands, Mr. Deeds and Krampus. Her most recent credits included Netflix’s The Ranch, TV movie A Very Nutty Christmas and the upcoming feature Deported.In the beginning, when she moved to New York, Conchata became part of the Circle Repertory and Circle in the Square theater companies. Her stage debut was in Chekhov’s “The Three Sisters” — playing the maid.