According to an interview Kellerman gave the Chicago Sun-Times in 2013, she was never interested in reprising her role in the 1972 “M*A*S*H” television series.
“I never wanted it,” Kellerman said. “At that time, I was trying so hard to get out of television and do movies and, of course, tour singing with my band and making music.”
In addition to Kellerman’s work in front of the camera, she is also noted for her vocal range. Many will remember the actress for the trademark husky voice used in “M*A*S*H,” but she also recorded two albums. Her first album, “Roll with the Feelin,” was released in 1972, while her second, “Sally,” followed it in 2009 (via Discogs). She also recorded songs for a number of films she worked on, including the aforementioned “Brewster McCloud,” 1973’s “Lost Horizon,” “1975’s “Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins”, 1988’s “You Can’t Hurry Love,” and 1992’s “Boris and Natasha: The Movie” (via IMDb).
Kellerman is survived by her son, Jack, and a daughter, Claire. Kellerman’s husband, Jonathan Krane, and her daughter, Hannah, both died in 2016 (via Facebook).