DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Star Drops By B&B!

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THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL is lining up celebrity guest stars left and right these days! CBS has announced that DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star Kathryn Joosten (Karen) will appear on Monday, February 7 -- the date of the soap's 6,000th episode. A two-time cancer survivor, the Emmy winner will share her personal survival story in scenes with Jack Wagner's Nick and Susan Flannery's Stephanie. In the episode, the Forrester matriarch, herself battling lung cancer, meets with real-life patients and survivors of the disease, to hear their tales of treatment and hope.

Joosten was first diagnosed with lung cancer in 2001, and reportedly gave up a 45-year smoking habit. The cancer returned in 2009, but following surgery, Joosten was declared cancer-free earlier this year.

Her upcoming guest spot isn't Joosten's only tie to B&B: Her DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES husband, Roy, is played by Orson Bean, who is the real-life hubby of B&B's Ally Mills (Pam)!

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