Vale: Kellye Nakahara
US actress, best known for MASH, has died.
US actress Kellye Nakahara, best known for MASH, has died aged 72.
She died on Saturday at her home in California home following a battle with cancer.
“Kellye Nakahara Wallett succumbed to her fight with cancer surrounded by her family and close friends,” a press release stated.
“And fight she did, with humor, spunk and laughter.”
Nakahara had a recurring role as Lt. Kellye Yamato on MASH from 1973-1983.
“She was a treasure. She was sunshine on the set. Sparkle. Laughter. Everyone loved her,” Loretta Swit (Maj. Margaret ‘Hot Lips’ Houlihan) said.
Alan Alda said, “What a good, feeling person she always was. Sensitive, kind and talented. I think often how, without even trying, she gave life to that spunky, adorable character in ‘Hey Look Me Over.’ And how, as a person, she possessed so much more.”
She also had roles in The Night Stalker, Little House on the Prairie, Hunter, Growing Pains, NYPD Blue and Sabrina the Teenage Witch.