I had no idea that Kathryn Joosten didn’t begin her acting career until she was in her forties. All I knew about her was how completely awesome she was in The West Wing – it’s one of my favourite all-time shows and her character, Mrs Landingham, was one of my favourite characters.
When I heard that she’d died (via my friend Anne-Marie), it made me cry. Joosten was a wonderful actress and, judging by the bio on her website (where the above quote is taken from) a pretty amazing person too.
I got an email from Miss Representation this week, suggesting subscribers should “champion” an inspiring woman. Kathryn Joosten certainly fits the bill. She’ll be very much missed.