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Lainie Kazan Lands Guest Stint in 'Desperate Housewives' this Season


The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Lainie Kazan will guest star in several episodes of ABC's primetime soap opera "Desperate Housewives."

Kazan will play the entrepreneurial neighbor of Teri Hatcher's character (Susan) and will begin her stint on the season's premiere, September 26, 2010. This seventh season of "Desperate Housewives" has also added Brian Austin Green and Vanessa Williams in recurring roles.

Lainie Kazan garnered a Tony Award nomination for her role in 'My Favorite Year'. Broadway credits include 'Funny Girl', 'Bravo Gionavnni' and 'The Happiest Girl in the World'. Other theatrical credits include 'A Little Night Music', 'Man of La Mancha', 'Gypsy', 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?', 'Hello, Dolly!' and 'Fiddler on the Roof'. She has appeared in various films, including 'Beaches', 'The Associate', 'You Don't Mess with the Zohan', 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' and 'Oy Vey My Son is Gay'.

"Desperate Housewives" stars Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van De Kamp, Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis, Nicollette Sheridan as Edie Britt, Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young, James Denton as Mike Delfino, Doug Savant as Tom Scavo, Ricardo Antonio Chavira as Carlos Solis, Andrea Bowen as Julie Mayer, Shawn Pyfrom as Andrew Van De Kamp, Joy Lauren as Danielle Van De Kamp, Rachel Fox as Kayla Huntington, Dana Delany as Katherine Mayfair, Lyndsy Fonseca as Dylan Mayfair, Zane Huett as Parker Scavo and Brent and Shane Kinsman as Porter and Preston Scavo.


Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

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