Famous Fictional Nurses
Some inspire us. Some scare us. Sometimes we channel them.
“Hot Lips” Houlihan: This character in the TV show M*A*S*H was based on a Korean War Nurse, “Hotlips Hammerly.” The most watched episode in U.S. television history took place in the series finale, when she kisses Hawkeye Pierce.
Audrey March Hardy: One of the most famous hospital shows was General Hospital, and one of the most famous characters was Audrey March Hardy, played by Rachel Ames from 1964 to 2007.
Samantha Taggart: One of the most popular modern medical dramas is ER. Samantha Taggart is one of the most drama-ridden nurses on TV, punching out the abusive patients of boyfriends and blowing away her estranged husband when he tries to kidnap her.
Carla Espinosa: The wife of surgical intern Chris Turk, Carla Espinosa is an extremely capable and feisty nurse on the show Scrubs. She is the head nurse, and tries to help those less fortunate.
Some of my favorites from this list http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fictional_nurses
- Abby Lockhart from the television series ER
- Annie Wilkes from Misery
- Carol Hathaway from the television series ER (now wife of mr big on her own show)
- Charlotte Diesel from the Mel Brooks movie High Anxiety
- Epiphany Johnson from the soap opera General Hospital
- Nurse Ratched from Ken Kesey‘s novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
6. Nurse Betty
Nurse Betty was an American comedy film from 2000 featuring Betty Sizemore, a Kansas waitress who was, in fact, not really a nurse. After witnessing her husband’s murder, Betty starts obsessively following an actor from her favorite soap opera. The actor is a doctor on the show, so Betty pretends to be a nurse, believing she is a character in the soap opera.
7. Gaylord “Greg” Focker
Gaylord Focker, or Greg, as he prefers to be called, is a male nurse in Meet the Parents. Greg has trouble getting the approval of his fiance’s father, who looks down on Greg for working in a profession typically associated with women. Although we don’t get to see much of Greg at work, from what we do get to see of his personality, it seems like nursing may be a good fit.
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