Saturday, June 02, 2012

Kathryn Joosten, R. I. P. Actress Kathryn Joosten, best known as the cranky neighbor on "Desperate Housewives," died Saturday of lung cancer at her Westlake Village home, her daughter-in-law, Jeremy Joosten, told The Times. She was 72.

Joosten won two Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Mrs. McCluskey, the cranky but lovable senior who kept a close eye on her Wisteria Lane neighbors on "Desperate Housewives." The hit show ended its run on ABC last month with a series finale in which Joosten's character passed away. Her character's battle with cancer was a story line in the show.


Brent McKee said...

She might currently be best known for her role "Desperate Housewives" but her break-out role - the one that got her the role on DH - was as the beloved Delores Landingham on "The West Wing." She was only on the series for two seasons, but she was well remembered for it.

Anonymous said...

What Brent said. I never watched HOUSEWIVES but whenever I saw her in anything else I thought of her as Mrs. Landingham.