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AfterMASH and Friday actress Brandis Kemp dies at the age of 76

Brandis Kemp who starred with Michael Richards on the 1980s TV show, dies Friday at the age of 76 after fighting cancer and contracting COVID-19

  • The TV veteran died at her home in the Los Feliz neighborhood of LA
  • The actress battled brain cancer and contracted COVID-19
  • She had only been diagnosed with glioblastoma in December at the age of 75

AfterMASH and Friday star Brandis Kemp died on Saturday at the age of 76.

The TV veteran died at her home in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles with friends and family around her.

The actress, whose real name was Vivian Sally Kemp, battled brain cancer and contracted COVID-19, said acting coach Myra Turley. The Hollywood Reporter.

Sad loss to Hollywood: AfterMASH and Friday star Brandis Kemp died on Saturday at the age of 76.  Seen in 1981

Sad loss to Hollywood: AfterMASH and Friday star Brandis Kemp died on Saturday at the age of 76. Seen in 1981

She was only diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer commonly found in the brain, in December, when she was 75.

The Reporter did not indicate when she assumed COVID-19.

Kemp played on Friday with Larry David and Michael Richards on Friday.

At home: The TV veteran died at her home in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles with friends and family around her.  Seen here with Valerie Bertinelli, left, and Michael Richards, right on Friday in 1981

At home: The TV veteran died at her home in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles with friends and family around her.  Seen here with Valerie Bertinelli, left, and Michael Richards, right on Friday in 1981

At home: The TV veteran died at her home in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles with friends and family around her. Seen here with Valerie Bertinelli, left, and Michael Richards, right on Friday in 1981

Double Trouble: The actress, whose real name was Vivian Sally Kemp, battled brain cancer and contracted COVID-19, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  Seen with Larry David on Friday in 1980

Double Trouble: The actress, whose real name was Vivian Sally Kemp, battled brain cancer and contracted COVID-19, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  Seen with Larry David on Friday in 1980

Double Trouble: The actress, whose real name was Vivian Sally Kemp, battled brain cancer and contracted COVID-19, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Seen with Larry David on Friday in 1980

Everything together now: Kemp with Larry David, Mark Blankfield, Maryedith Burrell, Darrow Igus, Richards, John Roarke, Bruce Mahler and Melanie Chartoff in 1980

Everything together now: Kemp with Larry David, Mark Blankfield, Maryedith Burrell, Darrow Igus, Richards, John Roarke, Bruce Mahler and Melanie Chartoff in 1980

Everything together now: Kemp with Larry David, Mark Blankfield, Maryedith Burrell, Darrow Igus, Richards, John Roarke, Bruce Mahler and Melanie Chartoff in 1980

Both co-stars worked on Seinfeld.

And on her spinoff AfterMASH, which aired from 1983 to 1985, she collaborated with M * A * S * H, original Jamie Farr, Harry Morgan and William Christopher.

She then appeared on several popular TV shows: Designing Women in 1986, Webster in 1987, The Golden Girls in 1989, Coach in 1990, The Wonder Years in 1992 and Grace Under Fire in 1983.

In 1996, she dived at Chicago Hope and the following year played a nurse at ER.

Her last role was in the 2003 TV show Miracles.

A TV editorial: She appeared in several popular TV shows: Designing Women in 1986, Webster in 1987, The Golden Girls in 1989, Coach in 1990, The Wonder Years in 1992 and Grace Under Fire in 1983. In 1996 she appeared Chicago Hope then the next year she played a nurse on ER.  Seen in 1981

A TV editorial: She appeared in several popular TV shows: Designing Women in 1986, Webster in 1987, The Golden Girls in 1989, Coach in 1990, The Wonder Years in 1992 and Grace Under Fire in 1983. In 1996 she appeared Chicago Hope then the next year she played a nurse on ER.  Seen in 1981

A TV editorial: She appeared in several popular TV shows: Designing Women in 1986, Webster in 1987, The Golden Girls in 1989, Coach in 1990, The Wonder Years in 1992 and Grace Under Fire in 1983. In 1996 she appeared Chicago Hope then the next year she played a nurse on ER. Seen in 1981

She was friends with Andy Kaufman and Melanie Chartoff and was a member of the comedy group Low Moan Spectacular.

The star grew up in Palo Alto, California and attended three colleges: San Jose State College, Stanford University (master’s degree) and the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

The redhead star married actor Mark Blankfield but divorced in 1987.

The avid gardener is survived by her cousin Sharon Le and her cousins, David and Scott Ronsse.

Kemp is interred in the family grave at Mount Shasta Memorial Park in California.

She made her mark: The avid gardener is survived by her cousin Sharon Le and her cousins, David and Scott Ronsse.  Kemp is interred in the family grave at Mount Shasta Memorial Park in California.  Seen in the early 2000s

She made her mark: The avid gardener is survived by her cousin Sharon Le and her cousins, David and Scott Ronsse.  Kemp is interred in the family grave at Mount Shasta Memorial Park in California.  Seen in the early 2000s

She made her mark: The avid gardener is survived by her cousin Sharon Le and her cousins, David and Scott Ronsse. Kemp is interred in the family grave at Mount Shasta Memorial Park in California. Seen in the early 2000s

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