Kathryn Joosten scores posthumous Emmy nod for ‘Desperate Housewives’
Kathryn Joosten (AP Photo/ABC, Danny Feld)
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Joosten's no stranger to the Emmys, though: She took home two previous Emmy wins for the role, but in the Guest Actress category. She also won raves (but no Emmys) for her key supporting role as President Bartlet's secretary Mrs. Landingham on "The West Wing." But it was her heart-wrenching death scene in the "Housewives" series finale that clinched this year's Emmy nod; eerily, Joosten passed away just weeks after her on-screen character did.
And this isn't the first time the Emmys have recognized an actor after their death. Farrah Fawcett earned a nomination in 2009 for her revealing documentary, "Farrah's Story," just three weeks after she died. And "Bewitched" co-star Alice Pearce (who played another nosy neighbor, Gladys Kravitz) won for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy in 1966, after she passed away from ovarian cancer earlier that year. Here's hoping Joosten can join her and enjoy a nice, well-deserved Emmy win this fall, wherever she is.
Watch a clip of Joosten on "Desperate Housewives" right here: