Conchata Ferrell Born: 03/28/1943
Birth Place: Loudendale, West Virginia, USA
This native West Virginian first came to notice as an original cast member of Lanford Wilson's "Hot L Baltimore," the award-winning Off-Broadway production which Norman Lear later produced as a series for the 1974-75 ABC-TV season. The show brought sexual innuendo and racy dialogue into the nation's living rooms, some of it courtesy of Ferrell's character, prostitute April Green. Despite some affiliates refusing to carry the show, ABC kept it on the air for four months before it was finally dropped due to lack of viewer interest. Ferrell remained in Los Angeles, where her often tart-tongued and bossy but always warm and earthy demeanor garnered her continuing employment in a slew o...
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