An American actress, Swoosie Kurtz was born on September 6, 1944. She was the only child of Margaret Margo and American War pilot. She was born in Nebraska. The derivation of her name is quite an exciting event. She was named by her father as Swoosie. Her name was kept on the only surviving bomber. Her beautiful acting skills came from The London school of Music and Dramatic Art. The Donna Reed Show was her first television appearance. But fame came to her in 1987 with the shows, Uncommon Women and others, a play by Wendy Wasserstein. She was dressed with the Triple Crown for the Tony, Drama Desk, and the Outer Critics Circle. She displayed the role of Gwen in Fifth of July. Her splendid performance in the play, Imaginary Friends was also worth talking about. Mary Tyler Moore’s short plays also featured Kurtz along with David Letterman and
. The sitcom Love, Sydney in 1981 had Kurtz for which she won 10 Emmy Awards nominations, winning her first one in 1990 for Carol and Company. The show Sisters was one of her longest premier on television fetching her two Emmy nominations. Pushing Diaries also had her great performance as Lily Charles. For the past many years, she has appeared in a guest role.
These shows are ER where she brings out her inner most talent; then Lost in which she is flawless and Desperate Housewives where she plays a much significant role. She repeatedly has appeared as Valerie in the show, ‘That’s Life’. ‘
’ also has her as Judy’s mother, Helen. She is beautiful as Madeleine in Huff. One very startling roles of hers were as a lesbian couple part in Nurse Jackie. This was something out of the regular grind but appealed to the audience. The CBS sitcom in 2010 had her as Joyce Flynn in Mike and Molly. She has always been a big television star with her feet always on the ground. She has inspired others but never kept herself confined to the TV. She showcased her talent outwards in Hollywood too. She starred in Caribbean Mystery, a drama by
. She was also witnessed in
in 1988 and its sequel “Cruel Intentions’. She also portrayed a good role in Liar Liar along with
. Talking about her personal life, she stayed a spinster all her life without any kids. But she once disclosed that she underwent an abortion in 1960. Swoosie Kurtz has given a lot to the making of the TV, and her commendable work will always be appreciated.