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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Recurring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The West Wing Dolores Landingham 1999–2002 1 2 3 4

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
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Mrs. Holt 4x18 - Where the Wild Things Are April 25, 2000
Becker Mrs Goldsmith 3x08 - Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em November 27, 2000
Ally McBeal Sister Alice 4x15 - Falling Up February 26, 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 X-Files Agent Edie Boal 9x06 - Trust No 1 January 6, 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
My Name Is Earl Donny's mother 1x02 - Quit Smoking September 27, 2005
Malcolm in the Middle Claire 7x09 - Malcolm Defends Reese December 16, 2005
The Closer (2005) Nurse Townsend 3x05 - The Round File July 16, 2007
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