A native of O’ahu, Hawaii who had been listed as Kellye Nakahara while in”M-A-S-H,” Wallett also appeared in the movie”Clue” and in John Hughes'”She’s Having a Baby.” More recently, she worked as a watercolor artist and has been included in the local arts community. She’s survived by her husband, David Wallett; 2 children and four grandchildren.
“M*A*S*H,” the acclaimed sitcom set during the Korean War, conducted from 1972-83. Nurse Kellye carries a crush on the show personality, the womanizing surgeon Hawkeye Pierce. In a memorable scene, Kellye shows her feelings, scolding Hawkeye for getting his”eyes… on every nurse” except her.
Due to @mattrett for posting this lovely #KellyeNakahara scene from the final episode of #MASH. Nakahara is gone too soon but her existence is so deeply ingrained in the American cultural consciousness which she’ll surely be with us. RIP https://t.co/Tn06XPtlpu
Fans who heard of her passing left tributes on social websites:
I just discovered that Kellye Nakahara died. She was one of my favorite roles on MASH and everywhere I would see her in something else, it was just like running in to your cousin you were raised with but haven’t seen in years. You’ll be missed,Kellye.
— Mildred Knickerbocke (@mildredknocker) February 18, 2020
I adored her #MASH growing up! )
Watched #NYPDBlue Ep. 4. 20 last night & was surprised to see her playing with the after-hours cleaning woman-grateful that reminded me of her wonderfulness before the sad news broke#ThankYouNurseKellye pic.twitter.com/LGBlPbKPdU
— KFisch (@KFisch4) February 18, 2020
But if you like CLUE like me, then yep she was the Cook!
Due to her we all found the secret passage from the kitchen into the analysis.
(Killed by 2 Distinct personalities depending on which end ) pic.twitter.com/ygc63RA8we
— Rhett Bartlett (@dialmformovies) February 17, 2020
Sorry to listen. Kellye was to the last on the series from the 1st year, originally as an extra. Alan Alda even wrote an incident (“Hey, Look Me Over”, 1982) in which she took center stage. RIP.
‘M*A*S*H’ Star Kellye Nakahara Dead in 72 https://t.co/gtr7jTNQ3C
— Latte Larry’s (@Dene71) February 17, 2020
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