Enid Kent
Enid Kent headshot
Enid Kent played Nurse Bigelow on the M*A*S*H TV series.
Personal Information
Gender: Female
Born: (1945-01-14) January 14, 1945 (age 75)
Birthplace Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active: 1975-1998
Character information
Appeared on/in: M*A*S*H
Episodes appeared in: 13 in Seasons 5-11
Character(s) played: Nurse Bigelow

Enid Kent (born January 14, 1945, in Los Angeles, California) played Nurse Bigelow on the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H for 13 episodes from 1976–83, also appearing in the final M*A*S*H 2 1/2 hour finale "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen".

Enid was born to William Kent, a German immigrant, insurance broker and refugee exiled from Adolf Hitler Nazi regime in the late 1930s, and Irene Tedrow, a veteran American actress of radio, stage, film and television, originally from Denver, Colorado.

A Hollywood High School graduate (and classmate of actress Swoosie Kurtz later of NBC-TV's "Love Sidney" TV show and Hollywood film fame), Enid Kent explored the world of theater from an early age, becoming a participant in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival among other endeavors. Her college years found her attending classes at San Francisco State University, eventually moving to New York to pursue acting in earnest. While there, Enid met and married musician Hod David Schudson, and moved back to Los Angeles.

After this move, her career blossomed, and she became a prolific television actress. She played Nurse Bigelow, a recurring character on M*A*S*H.[1] She also appeared in such television series as Family Ties, Head of the Class, CHiPs, Diff'rent Strokes, Eight Is Enough, Small Wonder, and L.A. Law. She works as a school librarian in Hollywood.


  1. Cast list and M*A*S*H* synopsis at Museum TV website

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