NEW YORK (AP) — Kellye Nakahara Wallett, a movie and tv actress greatest recognized for taking part in Lt. Nurse Kellye Yamato on “M*A*S*H,” has died at age 72.
Son William Wallett instructed The Associated Press that Wallett died Sunday after a quick battle with most cancers. She was at her dwelling in Pasadena, California, surrounded by household and pals.
A native of O’ahu, Hawaii who was listed as Kellye Nakahara whereas in “M-A-S-H,” Wallett additionally appeared within the movie “Clue” and in John Hughes’ “She’s Having a Baby.” More not too long ago, she labored as a watercolor artist and was concerned within the native arts group. She is survived by her husband, David Wallett; two kids and 4 grandchildren.
“M*A*S*H,” the acclaimed sitcom set in the course of the Korean War, ran from 1972-83. Nurse Kellye carries a secret crush on the present’s main character, the womanizing surgeon Hawkeye Pierce, performed by Alan Alda. In a memorable scene, Kellye reveals her emotions, scolding Hawkeye for having his “eyes … on every nurse” besides her.
Fans who discovered of her loss of life left tributes on social media:
I simply discovered that Kellye Nakahara died. She was certainly one of my favourite characters on MASH and anytime I’d see her in one thing else, it was like operating into your cousin you have been raised with however have not seen in years. You might be missed ,Kellye.
— Mildred Knickerbocke (@mildredknocker) February 18, 2020
RIP Kellye Nakahara.
Quite rightly remembered as Lt. Nurse throughout M*A*S*H sequence.
But in case you love CLUE like me, then yep she was the Cook!
Thanks to her all of us discovered the key passage from the kitchen to the examine.
(Killed by 2 totally different characters relying on which ending) pic.twitter.com/ygc63RA8we
— Rhett Bartlett (@dialmformovies) February 17, 2020
Sorry to listen to. Kellye was on the present from the first yr to the final, initially as an additional. Alan Alda even wrote an episode (“Hey, Look Me Over”, 1982) by which she took centre stage. RIP.
‘M*A*S*H’ Star Kellye Nakahara Dead at 72 https://t.co/gtr7jTNQ3C
— Latte Larry’s (@Dene71) February 17, 2020