Judy Farrell
Judy Farrell Nurse Able.jpg
Judy Farrell as "Nurse Able" in an episode of the CBS-TV series "M*A*S*H".
Personal Information
Gender: Female
Birthname Judy Hayden
Born: (1938-03-01) March 1, 1938 (age 82)
Birthplace Quapaw, Oklahoma, U.S.
Spouse(s): Joe Bratcher, 1985-present
Mike Farrell, 1963-1983 (2 children)
Character information
Appeared on/in: M*A*S*H
Episodes appeared in: 8 from Seasons 6-11
Character(s) played: various nurses, most notably Nurse Able

Judy Farrell (born March 1, 1938) appeared in eight episodes of the CBS-TV series M*A*S*H as Nurse Able, first appearing in the episode "Out of Sight, Out of Mind" in Season five of the series.

Born Judy Hayden in Quapaw, Oklahoma, Judy has made numerous guest appearances on such 1970's-80's TV series as Get Smart, Medical Center, The Partridge Family, Quincy, M.E., and the NBC-TV series Fame. She also has appeared in the films J.W. Coop (1971), Chapter Two (1979), and Long-Term Relationship (2006), her latest film appearance to date.

Family/Personal[edit | edit source]

Judy played various nurse characters on M*A*S*H while her first husband, Mike Farrell, was a cast member in the role of Captain B.J. Hunnicutt; She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a fine arts degree in theater. While studying for a master's degree at UCLA in 1961, she met actor Mike Farrell. She worked as a high school English and Drama teacher at Laguna Beach High School in Laguna Beach, California. In August 1963, she then married Farrell.[1] In the 1960s, she and husband Mike performed together at the Laguna Playhouse. they divorced in 1983 and have two children, son Mike, Jr., and daughter Erin. She has been married to actor Joe Bratcher since 1985.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist, by Mike Farrell, Akashic Books/RDV Books, ISBN 9781933354484, pages 61–135, 2007.

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