Kathryn Joosten

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Kathryn Joosten
  • Birth Place: Eustis, FL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/20/1939, Sagittarius
  • Date of Death: 06/02/2012
  • Profession: Actor;
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Kathryn Joosten Fast Facts:
  • Once worked as a psychiatric nurse at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago.
  • Took acting classes at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater.
  • While pursuing her dream of a career in acting, she worked as a painter, paperhanger, bartender and waitress.
  • Moved to Hollywood in her mid-50s to pursue her acting career.
  • First TV job was a small role on the sitcom Family Matters.
  • After the death of her West Wing character, White House presidential secretary Mrs. Landingham, the position was filled by Lily Tomlin. She and Tomlin went on to costar as sisters on Desperate Housewives.
  • Survived lung cancer twice before succumbing to the disease in June of 2012.
  • Kathryn Joosten Relationships:
  • George Joosten - Ex-husband
  • Jonathon Joosten - Son
  • Tim Joosten - Son
  • Kathryn Joosten Awards:
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner

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