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    Desperate Housewives Mrs McKluskey dies in real life

    Started by NotHappyJan| 4359 posts

    Just read that Mrs McKluskey (played by Kathryn Joosten) has died in real life from cancer and had been suffering with it while she was filming the last season of the show. So so so sad to hear. {#Insert smilie}{#Insert smilie}

    Loved her character. They really kept that a secret that she was ill. Rest in Peace.

    'Desperate Housewives' Star Kathryn Joosten Dies at 72
    Actress Kathryn Joosten, best known as "Desperate Housewives'" most meddlesome neighbor Karen McKluskey, died Friday after a long battle with lung cancer. She was 72.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/02/kathryn-joosten-desperate-housewives-dead_n_1565040.html

    Actress Kathryn Joosten, best known as "Desperate Housewives'" most meddlesome neighbor Karen McKluskey, died Friday after a long battle with lung cancer. She was 72.

    Joosten's death came less than three weeks after the emotional "Desperate Housewives" series finale, which saw the redemption and eventual death of Mrs. McKluskey as well.

    Joosten won two Emmys for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her "Desperate" role, in 2005 and 2008, and was nominated for a third time in 2010.

    Prior to her residence on Wisteria Lane, Joosten had another tony TV address: The White House. She played Mrs. Landingham, President Bartlet's (Martin Sheen) secretary on "The West Wing" for the series' first two seasons until her character died in a car accident.

    She also had memorable TV roles on "Scrubs," "Joan of Arcadia," "My Name Is Earl," "General Hospital" and "Dharma & Greg."

    Joosten was first diagnosed with lung cancer in 2001. The cancer returned in September 2009. After Joosten underwent surgery and chemotherapy treatments, she was officially declared cancer-free in January 2010. She was an advocate for lung cancer awareness and research, even doing speaking engagements about her battle.

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    maybebaby| 12173 posts

    NotHappyJan posted

    They really kept that a secret that she was ill.

    She was very vocal about it. I think the idea of Karen having cancer in DH was her idea as was the idea to kill her off, something Marc Cherry had always promised her he wouldn't do.

    "I am a two-time lung cancer survivor," Joosten wrote in a first-person story about the disease for The Times in 2011. "My first was in 2001 and my second was in 2009, two completely different lung cancers, one on each side. I am the only 'celebrity' to be public about my lung cancer.

    "So far, I am a cancer survivor, but cancer will be with me for the rest of my life, be it as a nodule, tumor or cell someplace, or in my fears and anxieties. Therefore I've decided that I am 'living with cancer.' "

    I did love her character and in any other show I've seen her in. She always came across so lovely too.

    One of my favourite Karen moments as she said goodbye to her friend Ida


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    maybebaby| 12173 posts

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    03 Jun 2012 @ 21:29

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    maybebaby| 12173 posts

    This from her time in The West Wing. I never watched this but seeing a lot of tributes people seem to remember her from this as much as Desperate Housewives.

    From 2 minutes in.. her ghost comes back to another character

     

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    NotHappyJan| 4359 posts

    Forgot that she was in the West Wing! Fantastic show, with such great writing. Two great actors in a fantastic scene!

     

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