The actor mourns the loss of his ‘Mr. Deeds’ co-star, Conchata Ferrell, with a throwback photo and condolences to the family of a “great lady”.
Family, fans, and celebrity co-stars alike are mourning the loss of unique actress Conchata Ferrell. With a career spanning almost four decades in both movies and television, Ferrell was known for her excellent comedic timing and boisterous, commanding voice. Her most famous role as housekeeper Berta in Two and a Half Men, made her a household personality.
Tragically, Ferrell struggled with health issues much of the last years of her life. A heart attack this past summer left the actress in intensive care for an entire month. While she was reportedly in recovery, it is another bout with cardiac arrest that took her life this week. She was 77 years old.
Adam Sandler pays tribute to “great lady” Conchata Ferrell
Mourning her loss, fellow star Adam Sandler tweeted this morning to commemorate this “great lady”. The two worked closely together on their hit 2002 comedy Mr. Deeds. Deeds accounts for one of Sandler’s most beloved films, and one of Ferrell’s most memorable characters. Within, she plays Jan, a close friend of Sandler’s Deeds. She’s a retired rodeo clown who works in a pizzeria – the type of fantastically unique characters Ferrell was known for.
Sandler tweets: “RIP. Great lady. Will be missed terribly. So sorry to her family.”
Within, he posts a shot of Ferrell as Jan in Mr. Deeds.
Sandler, however, is far from her only colleague to mourn her passing.
Ferrell’s Two and a Half Men co-star of more than a decade, Jon Cryer, is memorializing her loss, as well. Cryer tweets that “she was a beautiful human. Berta’s gruff exterior was an invention of the writers. Chatty’s warmth and vulnerability were her real strengths. I’m crying for the woman I’ll miss, and the joy she brought so many.”
Her former co-star Charlie Sheen, too, posts a sweet message for her. Within, he calls her “an absolute sweetheart”.
According to Outsider’s own Chris Haney, “Ferrell began her acting career in 1974. The actress is best known for her role on the sitcom Two and a Half Men as Charlie Sheen’s beloved housekeeper Berta. Ferrell starred in the TV show since it first aired on CBS in 2003. She continued starring in the show even through the transition that saw actor Ashton Kutcher take over for Sheen. Ferrell stayed in the role through all 12 seasons until its 2015 finale.
In 2005 and 2007, the actress received two Primetime Emmy Awards nominations for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series. In addition, Ferrell also received a nomination in 1992 for her portrayal of Susan Bloom in L.A. Law.
Furthermore, Ferrell has also starred in the TV series The Ranch and Grace and Frankie on Netflix. She also voiced a character on the cartoon The Wild Thornberrys. Additionally, she had roles in the movies Deported, A Very Nutty Christmas, Citizen Tony, and Frankenweenie.”
Rest in Peace, Conchata.
The actress is survived by her husband and their daughter, Samantha.