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Kathryn Joosten

Less than three weeks after nosy neighbor Mrs. McCluskey succumbed to lung cancer on the series finale of "Desperate Housewives," Kathryn Joosten -- who won two Emmy Awards for her portrayals of the television character -- died of the same disease. Joosten was also known for playing the president's secretary on the TV series "The West Wing," above. She was 72. Full obituary Notable deaths of 2012 Warner Bros.