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Swoosie Kurtz
Swoozie Kurtz
Name Swoosie Kurtz
Birthplace Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Date of Birth September 6, 1944
Role on LOST Emily Locke
IMDB Swoosie Kurtz at IMDB

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Swoosie Kurtz portrayed the role of "Emily Locke" on LOST.


Kurtz first gained attention in the late 70s in Uncommon Women and Others, the breakthrough play by Wendy Wasserstein. Kurtz was soon was awarded Broadway's "triple crown" (the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle awards) for her portrayal of Gwen in Lanford Wilson's The Fifth of July. She won a second Tony for her performance as Bananas in a 1986 revival of The House of Blue Leaves by John Guare.

Kurtz had starring roles in the television series Love, Sidney and Sisters. She has also received an Emmy for her guest-starring performance on Carol Burnett's comedy series Carol & Company. Recently, Kurtz has had a recurring guest role as Judy Miller's mother on the CBS sitcom Still Standing, John Locke's mother, Emily Annabeth Locke, on Lost, and as Beth Huffstodt's mother on Huff.

Kurtz frequently received stellar reviews even in less praised projects, and she is widely respected as one of Hollywood's most sought-after supporting actresses, doing a lot of work she would rather not so as to pay the bills and be able to really act in the theatre.

She has never married or had children, although she was for some years partnered with the actor Brent Spiner.

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Appears as Emily Locke in:

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