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|Born||January 16, 1947 or |
January 16, 1948
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
|Died||February 16, 2020 (aged 72–73)|
Pasadena, California, U.S.
|Other names||Kellye Wallett|
|Occupation||Actress, watercolor artist|
David Wallett (m. 1968)
Life and career
Nakahara was born in Honolulu. Before becoming an actress, Nakahara moved to San Francisco to pursue a career in art. In 1967, she married David Wallett and moved to Los Angeles where she began a career as an actress. Halfway through the first season of M*A*S*H, she landed the part of Nurse Kellye in which she appeared in more than 150 episodes of the long-running series. Following the series finale of M*A*S*H, Nakahara appeared in television commercials as a spokesperson for IBM. Additionally, she appeared in several other television shows, had a small part in the films Clue (1985) as Mrs. Ho, the domestic cook, and in 1995's Black Day Blue Night. She also played a labor and delivery nurse in the 1988 John Hughes film She's Having a Baby.
|1987||Amazon Women on the Moon||Theatre Customer #4||Segment "Peter Pan Theatre" [TV cut & DVD only]|
|1988||She's Having a Baby||Hospital Nurse|
|1994||3 Ninjas Kick Back||Nurse Hino|
|1995||Black Day Blue Night||Fat Mama|
|1998||Dr. Dolittle||Beagle Woman|
|1973–83||M*A*S*H||Lt. Nurse Kellye Yamato||Recurring role (167 episodes)|
|1975||Kolchak: The Night Stalker||Woman at Lecture||Episode: "The Trevi Collection"|
|1982||Little House on the Prairie||Japanese Woman||Episode: "Alden's Dilemma"|
|1983||At Ease||Becky Yamato||Episodes: "A Tankful of Dollars", "A PFC and a Gentleman"|
|1983||Matt Houston||Charlene||Episode: "Butterfly"|
|1984||Lottery!||Episode: "Honolulu: 3-2=1"|
|1985||Otherworld||G.P. Desk Sergeant||Episode: "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar"|
|1985||Hunter||Mrs. Kim||Episode: "The Beach Boy"|
|1991||Growing Pains||Reporter||Episode: "Paper Tigers"|
|1991||Memories of M*A*S*H||Herself||TV special|
|1995||Dream On||Mrs. Kim||Episode: "Flight of the Pedalbee"|
|1997||Crisis Center||Florence||Episode: "It's a Family Affair"|
|1997||NYPD Blue||Cleaning Lady||Episode: "Emission Impossible"|
|1999||Sabrina the Teenage Witch||Pele||Episode: "The Good, the Bad and the Luau"|
|2000||The Wild Thornberrys||Yak (voice)||Episode: "Happy Campers"|
- Carmel, Julia (February 19, 2020). "Kellye Nakahara, a Memorable Nurse on 'M*A*S*H,' Dies at 73". The New York Times. Retrieved February 19, 2020.
- "Kellye Nakahara Wallett, Actress on 'M*A*S*H,' Dies at 72". Associated Press. The Hollywood Reporter. February 17, 2020. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
- Sippell, Margeaux (February 17, 2020). "'M*A*S*H' Actress Kellye Nakahara Dies After Battle With Cancer". TheWrap. Retrieved February 17, 2020.
- Nakahara Wallet, nurse Kellye of ‘M*A*S*H,’ dies at 72 rafu.com, FEBRUARY 18, 2020
- R.I.P. Kellye Nakahara, who played Nurse Kellye on 10 seasons of M*A*S*H metv.com, MeTV staff, February 17, 2020
- Henderson, Cydney (February 17, 2020). "'M*A*S*H' star Kellye Nakahara dies at 72". USA Today. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
- "Kellye Wallett Studio". Facebook. February 18, 2020.
- Kellye Nakahara Wallett, Actress on 'M*A*S*H,' Dies at 72 Hollywoodreporter.com, the Associated Press, 17 February 2020