Conchata Ferrell, whose humorous portrayal of a drug-addicted woman led to her fame on the hit television show “Two and a Half Men,” has died at 77.
Ms. Ferrell, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, died Wednesday morning in Los Angeles after suffering a fall, said her agent, Terri Seymour.
Ms. Ferrell was best known for playing Roz Wilson, a scruffy grandma who often took Jack Donaghy (Jon Cryer) and Charlie Harper (Charlie Sheen) for treats. For most of the show’s run, the show was a top-rated hit for CBS. But that series ended in 2015, when Ms. Ferrell signed on for a guest-starring role on an episode of “Young Sheldon,” the CBS comedy about Sheldon Cooper, the genius teenage son of Jim Parsons and, later, Steven Yeun, stars of “The Big Bang Theory.”
She was nominated three times for Emmys for her performance on “Two and a Half Men,” but lost each time.
Conchata Ferrell, a scene-stealing character actress and writer, just appeared on ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ I know nothing about her except for those audition tapes she sent me pic.twitter.com/N5rgPkynEj — Melissa McEwan (@MelissaMcEwan) March 14, 2015
Ms. Ferrell was born and raised in Florida. She moved to Los Angeles as a young woman.
In addition to her work in television, she appeared in several independent films in the 1990s, including “Madder Place,” “Because of Winn-Dixie” and “You’re Not So Smart.”
She also wrote several stage and screenplays, including “Toys & Jeans,” a story of a Southern woman haunted by the ghost of a Southern belle that aired on Lifetime in 2009.
Ms. Ferrell is survived by her children, Aubrey, Branden and Dennison; her grandchildren; her brother, Randy Ferrell, and her sister, Alice Corbin.