Kellye Nakahara Wallett of 'M-A-S-H' dies at age 72

Posted at 10:56 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 11:13:23-05

NEW YORK (AP) — The actress who played Nurse Kellye Yamato on “M-A-S-H" has died. Kellye Nakahara Wallett was 72 and died at her home in Pasadena, California.

“M-A-S-H,” the acclaimed sitcom set during the Korean War, ran from 1972-83. Nurse Kellye carries a secret crush on the show's major character, the womanizing surgeon Hawkeye Pierce, played by Alan Alda. In a memorable scene, Kellye reveals her feelings, scolding Hawkeye for having his “eyes ... on every nurse” except her.

Wallet's other acting credits included the films ”Clue" and “She's Having a Baby.”