Claudette Nevins' Recent Death Elicits Reactions from M*A*S*H Fans Who Are Heartbroken

Junie Sihlangu
Mar 04, 2020
07:00 A.M.
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On February 20, 2020, actress Claudette Nevins died in hospice care at her home in Los Angeles at age 82. The star’s “M*A*S*H” fans have reacted on social media to the sad news.

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Nevins appeared as Constance Fielding in 10 episodes of “Melrose Place.” She starred on the spin-off of “Beverly Hills, 90210” between 1992 and 1998.

In 1993, the actress also featured in an episode of “Beverly Hills, 90210” as Vivian Carson. A cause of death for the star was not released.

Claudette Nevins and Sada Thompson on June 4, 1980 | Photo: Walt Disney Television/Getty Images

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Nevins many acting credits

Nevins started appearing on television and in movies in the early 1960s. She’s acted on episodes of “JAG,” “Ally McBeal,” “Judging Amy,” “7th Heaven,” “ER,” “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “L.A. Law,” “Dallas,” “One Day at a Time,” “Lou Grant,” “The F.B.I., Star Trek: Insurrection,” and “The Possessed.”

Her final acting credit was in an episode of “Strong Medicine” in 2005. However, many fans remember her on “M*A*S*H” and several of them took to Twitter to mourn the star and share their heartbreak.

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M*A*S*H fans mourn her death

One fan sent her condolences to the Nevins family and recalled how “funny” she was as Donna Marie Parker on the fan-favorite series. While another called her “the great class act” and an “icon.”

Another social media user noted how the past couple of months had been “bruising” for “M*A*S*H” fans as many of the show’s stars have recently passed on. Nevins was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania but grew up in Brooklyn, New York.

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Who were her parents

Her father was a merchant named Joseph Weintraub and her mother was a garment worker called Anna Lander. The actress’s parents had both emigrated to America from small towns in Austria.

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She studied performing arts

She was a graduate of the School of Performing Arts. In 1957, she graduated from New York University with a degree in English.

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Who was she married to

Nevins was formerly married to Elliot Nevins, before marrying real estate investor Benjamin L. Pick. She and Pick had two daughters, Jessica and Sabrina.

Her memorial service

She is survived by her daughters, their husbands, and her grandchildren. A memorial service was held in the TaNaCH Chapel at Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, on March 2, 2020, for the late star.

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