Emmy Award & Kathryn Joosten

An Emmy Award, often referred to simply as an Emmy, is a television production award, similar in nature to the Peabody Awards but more focused on entertainment, and is considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards (for film), the Tony Award (for theatre), and the Grammy Awards (for music). Kathryn Joosten (December 20, 1939 – June 2, 2012) was an American television actress best known for her regular role as Karen McCluskey in Desperate Housewives, for which she won two Emmy Awards, and for her recurring role in The West Wing as Dolores Landingham. 2.3/5

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Congratulations to Kathryn Joosten's family & friends on her posthumous Emmy Award nomination.
Kathryn Joosten, the two-time Emmy Award winning co-star of Desperate Housewives, passed away on Saturday of lung cancer at her home in Westlake Village, California. She was 72 and appeared on a recurring basis on the ABC dramedy, which concluded three weeks ago, as cranky neighbor Karen McCluskey. Mirroring real life, Joosten’s character was also battling cancer. Born on December 20, 1939 in Eustis, Florida, Joosten was married with two kids and had a career as a psychiatric nurse. But she decided to pursue her dream to become an actress at age 42 after her marriage ended, beginning in community theater in Chicago and ultimately in guest appearances on series like Family Matters, Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, Grace Under Fire, ER, Roseanne and Seinfeld. Joosten had a recurring role on sitcom Dharma & Greg, appeared on daytime drama General Hospital from 2002-03, and was Martin Sheen’s trusted secretary, Mrs. Landingham, on NBC drama The West Wing. Joosten was elected three times as a Governor for ...
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