She steadily appeared in guest spots throughout her career, including in Eddie Murphy's 1998 film Dr. Doolittle, a 1999 episode if Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.
Nakahara died on Saturday at her Pasadena, California home following her "fight" with cancer, a press release obtained by PEOPLE revealed.
In it, Nurse Kellye blasted Hawkeye (Alan Alda) for the way in which he treats her and for never showing the same interest in her that he did in nearly every other woman.
Kellye Nakahara died on Sunday following a brief battle with cancer.
The series aired from 1972 through to 1983 and Wallett appeared in all 11 seasons. I just was so thrilled to be on that set. She is survived by her husband, David Wallett; two children and four grandchildren. So I would have a great time with the writers and talk to them and the crew, who I loved. A Facebook page belonging to her company, Kellye Wallett Studio, also confirmed her death. Following their union, Nakahara would relocate to Los Angeles when she made a decision to try her hand at acting. Ho in 1985's madcap comedy Clue, as well as featuring in 1988's She's Having a Baby and 1996's Black Day Blue Night. Of course, her big break in television would come very early on in her acting career as well.
Her art, featuring landmarks and neighborhoods of her adopted hometown of Pasadena, Calif., are on indefinite loan to the city and are now exhibited at the Pasadena Police Department Headquarters and City Hall. More recently, she worked as a watercolor artist and was involved in the local arts community. She loved making Xmas ornaments and one even hung in the White House.