Kathryn Joosten, the Emmy Award-winning actress known best for playing the lovably cranky Karen McCluskey on ABC's Desperate Housewives, died yesterday of lung cancer in California, TVLine reports. She was 72.
Joosten, whose protrayal of McCluskey netted her two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, passed away just a couple of weeks after her character did in an emotional scene during the Desperate Housewives series finale.
Prior to joining Housewives, Joosten was best known for playing the President's secretary, Mrs. Landingham, on The West Wing.
May she rest in peace.