‘Desperate Housewives’ star Shirley Knight dies aged 83

‘Desperate Housewives’ star Shirley Knight dies aged 83

Actress Shirley Knight has died aged 83.

Her daughter confirmed the news. Knight passed away on Wednesday (April 22) at her daughter’s home in San Marcos, Texas.

Knight’s career saw her take on Hollywood and then to the New York theatre and London and back to Hollywood.

She was nominated for two Tonys, winning one. In recent years, she had a recurring role as Phyllis Van de Kamp (the mother-in-law of Marcia Cross’ character) in the long-running ABC show Desperate Housewives, gaining one of her many Emmy nominations.