Sally Kellerman, who was 84 years old when she passed away on February 24, passed away at a Woodland Hills assisted living residence. Kellerman, who died after a protracted struggle with dementia, had not been doing well in recent years, as her 32-year-old son Jack Krane recognised. She was best remembered for her role as Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan on M*A*S*H. Kellerman passed away after a protracted battle with dementia.
In 2017, a terminal disease diagnosis was made about her condition. Jack knew that the visit he made to see his mother on the previous Wednesday evening would be their last encounter. He made the most of the occasion to give his final farewells to his friends and family. After being born on June 2, 1937, in California, to piano teacher mother Edith Baine and Shell Oil executive father John “Jack” Helm Kellerman, Jack and Claire Kellerman were adopted by their mother. This occurred shortly after she gave birth to them.
Exploring Sally Kellerman’s personal life
Kellerman tied the knot for the first time in December of 1970 with producer Rick Edelstein, marking the beginning of the first of her two marriages. On the other hand, Kellerman submitted a petition for divorce in March of 1972, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the breakup of the marriage. In January of 1976, Kellerman became Claire Anderson Graham’s adoptive parent. Claire was 57 at the time. Graham was Kellerman’s sister Diana’s daughter. After Diana Kellerman became a lesbian, she divorced her husband and did not communicate with her daughter Claire for the next eight years until Claire was adopted.
In May of 1980, the actress tied the knot with director and screenwriter Jonathan D. Krane in a low-key wedding in Malibu. In May of 1987, Krane completed the adoption process for Claire. Jack Donald and Hannah Vaughan, born in June 1989, were eventually adopted by the couple after they had been together for two years. Kellerman had a career in the entertainment business that spanned more than 60 years. She is most known for her performance as Major Houlihan in the film MASH, which was released in 1970 and later adapted into a television series.
What happened to Sally Kellerman? How did she die?
According to her publicist, Sally Kellerman passed away from heart failure in her home in Los Angeles in August 2016. When Kellerman learned the news, she immediately went to Facebook to share it with her friends and family. Two months later, Hannah, who was 27 years old when she passed away, died of an overdose caused by the combination of heroin and methamphetamine. Kellerman and Krane divorced twice after being married for a year and a half: the first time, for a few months in 1994, and the second time, from 1997 to 1998, because of Krane’s connection with actress Nastassja Kinski. Both times, the reason for the divorce was Krane’s affair with Kinski. Despite this, the two were able to mend their broken relationship and stayed together until Krane’s death.