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Eileen Saki, the Iconic Actress Who Played Rosie in 'MAS*H,' Passes Away at 79

Eileen Saki, a talented actress best known for her role as Rosie in the iconic TV series 'MAS*H,' passed away on May 1, 2023, after battling pancreatic cancer. She was 79 years old.

Saki was born in Japan, on November 8, 1943. She began her acting career in the 1970s, appearing in various TV shows and films. However, it was her role as Rosie, the no-nonsense bar owner, in 'MAS*H' that cemented her place in the hearts of viewers worldwide. She appeared in eight episodes of the show from 1976 to 1981 and was a beloved character, known for her wit, humor, and no-nonsense attitude.

In addition to her role in 'MAS*H,' Saki appeared in numerous other TV shows and films, including 'Good Times,' 'Without A Trace,' 'The Greatest American Hero,' and 'Gimme a Break!'. She also appeared on the big screen in movies such as 1979's 'Meteor', Mel Brooks' 'History of the World: Part 1' in 1981 and Ron Howard's 'Splash' three years later.

Saki was a talented and versatile actress, and her performances were always memorable. She had a natural charisma that made her a joy to watch on screen, and her ability to bring humor and heart to her roles endeared her to audiences of all ages.

After news of her passing, her 'MASH' co-star Jeff Maxwell wrote on Facebook, "Our sweet Eileen. Our sassy Rosie. On behalf of her husband Bob, we extend sincere appreciation for the hundreds of MASH fans who filled Eileen's final days with peace, encouragement, and love."

Saki's passing is a significant loss to the entertainment industry and her fans worldwide. Her talent and charm will be sorely missed, but her legacy will live on through her memorable performances and the love and admiration of those who knew and loved her.