Kathryn Joosten

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Kathryn Joosten
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Birth name Kathryn Rausch
Born December 20, 1939 in Eustis, Florida, USA
Died June 2, 2012 in Westlake Village, California, USA from lung cancer
Sometimes credited as Katherine Joosten
Kathryn Joostyn
Notable Roles Karen McCluskey in Desperate Housewives
Notable Episodes
Awards

Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 2009–2012 6 7 8

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Picket Fences Waitress 4x02 - Reap the Whirlwind September 29, 1995
Grace Under Fire Ida Reilly 3x06 - Daycare November 1, 1995
Roseanne Supermarket customer 8x12 - The Thrilla Near the Vanilla Extract January 2, 1996
ER Lois 2x18 - A Shift in the Night April 4, 1996
Roseanne Carol 8x22 - Ballroom Blitz April 30, 1996
Goode Behavior 1x05 - Goode Cause September 23, 1996
Murphy Brown Secretary #83 9x07 - That's the Way the Corky Crumbles October 28, 1996
Seinfeld Betsy 8x11 - The Little Jerry January 9, 1997
Frasier Vera 4x17 - Roz's Turn April 15, 1997
NYPD Blue Mrs. Prows 4x21 - Is Paris Burning? May 13, 1997
Just Shoot Me Mrs. Pierce 2x18 - The Kiss March 19, 1998
The Nanny Ward Nurse 5x20 - The Pre-Nup April 29, 1998
The Drew Carey Show Ruth 4x12 - Drew Dates a Senior December 9, 1998
Home Improvement Thelma McCreedy 8x13 - Chop Shop 'Til You Drop January 5, 1999
Providence Mrs. O'Meara 1x02 - Home Again January 15, 1999
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 1x01 - Pilot September 22, 1999
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 1x02 - Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc September 29, 1999
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 1x03 - A Proportional Response October 6, 1999
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 1x04 - Five Votes Down October 13, 1999
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 1x05 - The Crackpots and These Women October 20, 1999
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 1x06 - Mr. Willis of Ohio November 3, 1999
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 1x07 - The State Dinner November 10, 1999
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 1x08 - Enemies November 17, 1999
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 1x09 - The Short List November 24, 1999
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 1x10 - In Excelsis Deo December 15, 1999
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 1x11 - Lord John Marbury January 5, 2000
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 1x12 - He Shall, from Time to Time January 12, 2000
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 1x13 - Take Out the Trash Day January 26, 2000
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 1x17 - The White House Pro-Am March 22, 2000
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Mrs. Holt 4x18 - Where the Wild Things Are April 25, 2000
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 1x19 - Let Bartlet Be Bartlet April 26, 2000
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 1x20 - Mandatory Minimums May 3, 2000
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 1x22 - What Kind of Day Has It Been? May 17, 2000
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 2x01 - In the Shadow of Two Gunmen (1) October 4, 2000
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 2x05 - And It's Surely to Their Credit November 1, 2000
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 2x08 - Shibboleth November 22, 2000
Becker Mrs Goldsmith 3x08 - Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em November 27, 2000
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 2x09 - Galileo November 29, 2000
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 2x12 - The Drop In January 24, 2001
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 2x13 - Bartlet's Third State of the Union February 7, 2001
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 2x14 - The War at Home February 14, 2001
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 2x15 - Ellie February 21, 2001
Ally McBeal Sister Alice 4x15 - Falling Up February 26, 2001
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 2x19 - Bad Moon Rising April 25, 2001
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 2x21 - 18th and Potomac May 9, 2001
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 2x22 - Two Cathedrals May 16, 2001
Providence Mrs. Neilsen 4x01 - Dad September 28, 2001
Scrubs Mrs. Tanner 1x04 - My Old Lady October 16, 2001
Spin City Sister Agnes 6x08 - She's Gotta Habit November 6, 2001
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 3x09 - Bartlet for America December 12, 2001
The X-Files Agent Edie Boal 9x06 - Trust No 1 January 6, 2002
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 4x05 - Debate Camp October 16, 2002
Judging Amy Judge Drebowski 4x14 - Wild Card February 4, 2003
The Drew Carey Show Natalie 8x21 - A Speedy Recovery July 16, 2003
Monk Nurse Stempel 2x07 - Mr. Monk and the Sleeping Suspect August 8, 2003
Charmed Wife 6x06 - My Three Witches October 26, 2003
Less Than Perfect The Mule 2x06 - Rules October 28, 2003
Curb Your Enthusiasm Jenny 4x04 - The Weatherman January 25, 2004
Life with Bonnie Phyllis 2x18 - Therabeautic March 5, 2004
Scrubs Mrs. Tanner 4x04 - My First Kill September 21, 2004
Gilmore Girls Maisy Fortner 5x03 - Written in the Stars October 5, 2004
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 1x14 - Love Is in the Air February 13, 2005
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 1x19 - Live Alone and Like It April 17, 2005
My Name Is Earl Donny's mother 1x02 - Quit Smoking September 27, 2005
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 2x08 - The Sun Won't Set November 20, 2005
Malcolm in the Middle Claire 7x09 - Malcolm Defends Reese December 16, 2005
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 2x15 - Thank You So Much February 19, 2006
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 2x19 - Don't Look at Me April 16, 2006
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 2x22 - No One Is Alone May 14, 2006
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 2x23 - Remember (1) May 21, 2006
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 3x01 - Listen to the Rain on the Roof September 24, 2006
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 3x05 - Nice She Ain't October 22, 2006
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 3x06 - Sweetheart, I Have to Confess October 29, 2006
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 3x07 - Bang November 5, 2006
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 3x08 - Children and Art November 12, 2006
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 3x09 - Beautiful Girls November 19, 2006
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 3x10 - The Miracle Song November 26, 2006
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 3x12 - Not While I'm Around January 14, 2007
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 3x13 - Come Play Wiz Me January 21, 2007
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 3x16 - My Husband, the Pig March 4, 2007
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 3x18 - Liaisons April 15, 2007
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 3x19 - God, That's Good April 22, 2007
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 3x20 - Gossip April 29, 2007
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 3x23 - Getting Married Today May 20, 2007
The Closer (2005) Nurse Townsend 3x05 - The Round File July 16, 2007
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 4x01 - Now You Know September 30, 2007
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 4x02 - Smiles of a Summer Night October 7, 2007
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 4x05 - Art Isn't Easy October 28, 2007
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 4x06 - Now I Know, Don't Be Scared November 4, 2007
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 4x09 - Something's Coming December 2, 2007
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 4x10 - Welcome to Kanagawa January 6, 2008
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 4x11 - Sunday April 13, 2008
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 4x14 - Opening Doors May 4, 2008
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 4x15 - Mother Said May 11, 2008
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 4x16 - The Gun Song May 18, 2008
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 4x17 - Free May 18, 2008
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 5x01 - You're Gonna Love Tomorrow September 28, 2008
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 5x02 - We're So Happy You're So Happy October 5, 2008
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 5x03 - Kids Ain't Like Everybody Else October 12, 2008
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 5x05 - Mirror, Mirror October 26, 2008
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 5x06 - There's Always a Woman November 2, 2008
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 5x07 - What More Do I Need? November 9, 2008
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 5x08 - City on Fire November 16, 2008
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 5x11 - Home Is the Place January 4, 2009
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 5x13 - The Best Thing That Ever Could Have Happened January 18, 2009
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 5x16 - Crime Doesn't Pay March 8, 2009
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 5x18 - A Spark. To Pierce the Dark. March 22, 2009
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 5x19 - Look Into Their Eyes and You See What They Know April 19, 2009
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 5x21 - Bargaining May 3, 2009
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 5x23 - Everybody Says Don't May 17, 2009
Desperate Housewives Karen McCluskey 5x24 - If It's Only in Your Head May 17, 2009
The Mentalist Gloria Williams 4x14 - At First Blush February 9, 2012

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

(2 Wins in 4 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (2005, 2008)
Desperate Housewives

Trivia