Death is an inevitable part of life. A lot of times we find the loss of celebrities we love just as heartbreaking as the death of someone we knew in life. The death of Judy Farrell is heartbreaking. Keep reading to learn more.
Judy Farrell played the role of Nurse Able on the hit show “M*A*S*H.” The actress was married to her co-star on the show Mike Farrell from 1963 until 1983. Mike played the role of the famous BJ Hunnicutt on the show, a series regular who appeared in 179 episodes.
Judy’s Nurse Able was featured in eight episodes of M*A*S*H, co-starring with Alan Alda as Captain Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce, Loretta Switt as Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan, Jamie Farr as Maxwell Klinger, Gary Burghoff as Cpl. Walter “Radar” O’Reilly, and her first husband, Mike Farrell as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt, who had the role from seasons 4-11.
Though Judy and Mike never played a couple on the show–Hunnicutt was married to the character Peg, played by Catherine Bergstrom–their marriage was written into the episode The Colonel’s Horse, where Peg is said to be from a small town in Oklahoma called Quapaw, also Judy’s birthplace. Further references were made with Hunnicutt’s father-in-law, Floyd Hayden, Judy’s real-life father, and his on-screen daughter Erin, the name of the child he shares with Judy.