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Cloris Leachman

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Photos Cloris Leachman Birth name: Cloris Leachman
Birth date: 1926/04/30 (97 years old)
Birth place : Des Moines Iowa
Height: 1.70 m

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Biography for Cloris Leachman

Cloris Leachman has more than forty films to his credit, several television series, more than 35 TV movies, a dozen special programs and nearly thirty plays. During her 40 years of career, she obtained 8 Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe, a Bafta Award, a National Board of Review Award and an Oscar for the best supporting role - she received these last three prizes for her portrait of Ruth Popper in the last session (The Last Picture Show) (1971) by Peter Bogdanovich.

She was recently the interpreter of Bad Santa (2003) by Terry Zwigoff, Alex & Emma by Rob Reiner, the lits of Beverly Hills by Penelope Spheeris, The Amati Girls by Anne de Salvo, hangs up! (Hanging Up) (1999) by Diane Keaton, with Keaton, Meg Ryan and Lisa Kudrow, and the music of my heart (Music of the Heart) (1999) by Wes Craven, with Meryl Streep, Angela Bassett, Aidan Quinn and Gloria Estefan. She was also the interpreter of Now and then by Lesli Linke Glatter, and Never Too Late by Giles Walker, with Olympia Dukakis. She lent her voice to Beavis and Butthead made Mike Judge America.

Among his most famous films, let's quote Butch Cassidy and the Kid (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) (1969) by George Roy Hill, and the comedies of Mel Brooks Frankenstein Junior (Young Frankenstein) (1974) and the Grand Frisson (High Anxiety) (1978)

We will find her in The Lonest Yard by Peter Segal, with Adam Sandler and Chris Rock, Sky High by Mike Mitchell, with Kurth Russell and Kelly Preston, and in the independent film The Californians by Jonathan Parker, with Noah Wyle and Illeana Douglas.

While turning Spanglish (2004) Cloris Leachman played for television in the Mrs. TV movie. Harris (2005) alongside Sir Ben Kingsley, Annette Benning and Ellen Burstyn, and in the Malcolm series.

It was quoted four times at Emmy Award for its interpretation of Phyllis Lindstrom in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, from 1970 to 1975, and won two. She was cited at EMMY in 1976 and the Golden Globe for the best actress for the Spin-Off Phyllis series.

She won other EMMYS for A Brand New Life and a special mission, a Woman who Willed a miracle and her eight -minute monologue for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Screen Actors Guild. She obtained her seventh Emmy in 1998 for her interpretation of Aunt Mooster in the series Promised Land. In 2001, Ellen Degeneres chose her to embody her mother in The Ellen Show series, and in 2004, she obtained her fourth quote in a row for the Malcolm series. She won an eighth Emmy in 2002 for her regular role as Grandmother Ida on the series.

She grew up not far from monks, in iowa, and, a teenager, hosted her first talk show on a local radio. She studied the Northwestern University and was one of the five finalists for the title of Miss America in 1946.

Elia Kazan then chose it to become one of the members of the original Actors Studio. She almost immediately made her Broadway debut in "Sundown Beach". She won the Daniel Blum Theater World Award and then played several pieces on Broadway which "as you will like" with Katharine Hepburn. To his repertoire came to be added "South Pacific", "Lo and Behold", "John Loves Mary", "King of Hearts", "Masquerade" and many others. She shot her first film in 1955, in Robert Aldrich's fourth speed, according to Mickey Spillane, then with Paul Newman in the torture of confessions (The Rack) (1956) by Arnold Lave.

Cloris Leachman is an American actress known for her work in cinema, television and theater. She started her career in the mid -1940s by playing in Broadway plays before turning to cinema and television. She won the Oscar for best actress in a supporting role for her role in the film "The Last Picture Show" in 1971. She also won eight Primetime Emmy Awards, which makes him one of the most awarded actresses of the history of television.

Leachman has played in many famous films, notably "Young Frankenstein", "High Anxiety", "The Boston Strangler" and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". She has also played in many television series, including "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", "Phyllis" and "Malcolm in the Middle". In addition to her achievements in cinema and television, she was also a television presenter and played in plays in Broadway.

Leachman was born in 1926 to monks in Iowa. She grew up in a family of musicians and studied dance, music and comedy before embarking on an acting career. She married George Englund in 1953 and had five children with him before divorce in 1979. She continued to work in the world of entertainment until advanced age, continuing to play in films and television series until 'In 2021. Cloris Leachman was considered one of the most talented and versatile actresses of his generation and left an indelible imprint on the world of cinema and television.


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Title Role
Beerfest (2006) Great Gam Gam
Malcolm in the Middle
Scary Movie 4 (2006) Mrs. Norris
The Great Malones - Pilot (2006) TV Episode
Two and a Half Men - Madame and Her Special Friend (2005) TV Episode Norma
The Californians (2005) Eileen Boatwright
Mrs. Harris (2005) (TV) Pearl Billie Schwartz
Beach Girls (2005) (mini) TV Series Aunt Aida
Sky High (2005) Nurse Spex
The Longest Yard (2005) Lynette
Spanglish (2004) Evelyn Wright
Joan of Arcadia - The Cat (2004) TV Episode Aunt Olive
Happy Family - Mother and Child Reunion (2003) TV Episode Lois, Peter's Mother
Bad Santa (2003) (uncredited) Grandma
Alex & Emma (2003) Grandmother
Touched by an Angel
The Twilight Zone - It's Still a Good Life (2003) TV Episode Mrs. Fremont
Crazy Love (2003) (TV)
Manna from Heaven (2002) Helen
The Ellen Show Dot Richmond (2001-2002) - Pilot (2001) TV Episode
Diagnosis Murder
Twice in a Lifetime - Grandma's Shoes (2000) TV Episode Ruth
The Amati Girls (2000) Dolly Amati
Hanging Up (2000) Pat Mozell
The Norm Show
Love & Money - The Step Mommy (????) TV Episode Beverly Lapeer
Music of the Heart (1999) Assunta Guaspari
Thanks (1999) TV Series Grammy Winthrop
The Iron Giant (1999) (voice) Mrs. Lynley Tensedge
Gen 13 (1999) (V) (voice) Helga
Promised Land
Annabelle's Wish (1997) (V) (voice) Aunt Agnes
Never Too Late (1997) Olive
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996) (voice) Old Woman on Plane and Bus
Maybe This Time - Beasy Body (1995) TV Episode Beasy
Now and Then (1995) Grandma Albertson
Between Love & Honor (1995) (TV) Anna Collura
A Troll in Central Park (1994) (voice) Queen Gnorga
The Nanny - The Nanny-In-Law (1994) TV Episode Clara Mueller
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993) (TV) Aunt Agatha/Aunt Sofia
The Beverly Hillbillies (1993) Granny
My Boyfriend's Back (1993) Maggie The Zombie Expert
Miracle Child (1993) (TV) Doc Betty
Without a Kiss Goodbye (1993) (TV) Mrs. Samuels
Fade to Black (1993) (TV) Ruth
The Powers That Be
Spies (1992) (TV) Pamela Beale
A Little Piece of Heaven (1991) (TV) Edwina 'Ed' McKevin
Walter & Emily (1991) TV Series Emily Collins
Sunday Dinner - Whose House Is It Anyway? (1991) TV Episode Georgianna Romani
The Simpsons - Three Men and a Comic Book (1991) TV Episode (voice) Mrs. Glick
The Giant of Thunder Mountain (1991) Narrator/The Elder Amy
In Broad Daylight (1991) (TV) Ruth Westerman
Love Hurts (1991) Ruth Weaver
Ferris Bueller - Scenes from a Grandma (1990) TV Episode Grandma Margaret
Fine Things (1990) (TV) Ruth Fine
Texasville (1990) Ruth Popper
Prancer (1989) Mrs. McFarland
The Nutt House (1989) TV Series Ms. Frick/Mrs. Nutt
Hansel and Gretel (1988) The Witch
Going to the Chapel (1988) (TV) Mrs. Haldane
Our House - A Silent, Fallen Tree (1987) TV Episode Miss Temple
Walk Like a Man (1987) Margaret Shand
The Facts of Life Beverly Ann Stickle (1986-1988)
The Facts of Life Down Under (1987) (TV) Beverly Ann Stickle
Tenk├╗ no shiro Rapyuta (1986) (voice: English version) Dola (2003)
My Little Pony: The Movie (1986) (voice) Hydia
Shadow Play (1986) Millie Crown
Ladies of the Corridor (1986) (TV)
The Little Troll Prince (1985) (TV) (voice) Queen Sirena
Love Is Never Silent (1985) (TV) Mrs. Anglin
Blind Alleys (1985) (TV) Fran Sato
Deadly Intentions (1985) (TV) Charlotte Raynor
The Love Boat
Breakfast with Les and Bess (1985) (TV) Bess Dischinger
Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter (1984) (TV) Mary Kovacs
The Demon Murder Case (1983) (TV) Joan Greenway
Dixie: Changing Habits (1983) (TV) Sister Eugenio
The Woman Who Willed a Miracle (1983) (TV) May Lemke
Miss All-American Beauty (1982) (TV) Agatha Blaine
Advice to the Lovelorn (1981) (TV) Maggie Dale
History of the World: Part I (1981) Madame DeFarge
The Acorn People (1981) (TV) Nurse Betty Nelson
Yesterday (1981) Mrs. Kramer
Foolin' Around (1980) Samantha
Herbie Goes Bananas (1980) Aunt Louise
The Oldest Living Graduate (1980) (TV) Maureen
Soggy Bottom, USA (1980)
Scavenger Hunt (1979) Mildred Cruthers
The Associates - Mr. Marshall's Love Affair (1979) TV Episode Mary Nicholson
S.O.S. Titanic (1979) (TV) Margaret 'Molly' Brown
Mrs. R's Daughter (1979) (TV) Ruth Randell
The Muppet Movie (1979) Lord's Secretary
Willa (1979) (TV) Darla Jean
The North Avenue Irregulars (1979) Claire Porter/Phantom Fox, Irregular
Backstairs at the White House (1979) (mini) TV Series Mrs. Jaffray
Long Journey Back (1978) (TV) Laura Casella
High Anxiety (1977) Nurse Charlotte Diesel
It Happened One Christmas (1977) (TV) Clara Oddbody ('ASC'), Mary's Guardian Angel
The Mouse and His Child (1977) (voice) Euterpe
America Salutes Richard Rodgers: The Sound of His Music (1976) (TV)
The Love Boat (1976) (TV) Iris Havlicek
The New Original Wonder Woman (1975) (TV) Queen Hippolyte
Wonder Woman
Death Scream (1975) (TV) Mrs. Singleton
Phyllis (1975) TV Series Phyllis Lindstrom
Crazy Mama (1975) Melba
A Girl Named Sooner (1975) (TV) Old Mam Hawes
Someone I Touched (1975) (TV) Laura Hyatt
Young Frankenstein (1974) Frau Bl├╝cher
Death Sentence (1974) (TV) Susan Davies
Ernie, Madge and Artie (1974) (TV)
Daisy Miller (1974) Mrs. Ezra Miller
Thursday's Game (1974) (TV) Lois Ellison
Pete 'n' Tillie (1974) (TV) Tillie Schaefer
Hitchhike! (1974) (TV) Claire Stevens
The Migrants (1974) (TV) Viola Barlow
Mary Tyler Moore Phyllis Lindstrom (1970-1975)
Dying Room Only (1973) (TV) Jean Mitchell
Happy Mother's Day, Love George (1973) Ronda
Dillinger (1973) Anna Sage
Charley and the Angel (1973) Nettie Appleby
Crime Club (1973) (TV) Hilary Kelton
A Brand New Life (1973) (TV) Victoria Douglas
Haunts of the Very Rich (1972) (TV) Ellen Blunt
The Sixth Sense - Witch, Witch, Burning Bright (1972) TV Episode Judith Eaton
Night Gallery
Of Thee I Sing (1972) (TV) Mary
Suddenly Single (1971) (TV) Joanne Hackett
The Last Picture Show (1971) Ruth Popper
The Steagle (1971) Rita Weiss
Storefront Lawyers
Marcus Welby, M.D.
The People Next Door (1970) Tina Hoffman
WUSA (1970) Philomene
Lovers and Other Strangers (1970) Bernice Henderson
Silent Night, Lonely Night (1969) (TV) Ginny
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) Agnes
The Virginian
Judd for the Defense - Punishment, Cruel and Unusual (1968) TV Episode Louise Lockhart
Mannix - In Need of a Friend (1968) TV Episode Barker's Ex-wife
The Name of the Game - Nightmare (1968) TV Episode Helen Walker
Adam-12 - Log 141: The Color TV Bandit (1968) TV Episode Judy
The Guns of Will Sonnett - And a Killing Rode in Town (1967) TV Episode Vera
The Road West - The Eighty-Seven Dollar Bride (1967) TV Episode Amadee
The Big Valley - Plunder at Hawk's Grove (1967) TV Episode Fay
Run for Your Life - The List of Alice McKenna (1967) TV Episode Deborah Wilson
Perry Mason - The Case of the Crafty Kidnapper (1966) TV Episode Gloria Shine
Dr. Kildare
The Trials of O'Brien - Goodbye and Keep Cool (1965) TV Episode Isobel Ballentine
A Man Called Shenandoah - The Caller (1965) TV Episode Laurie Sherman
Mr. Novak - Faculty Follies: Part 2 (1965) TV Episode Dorothy Hummer - Faculty Follies: Part 1 (1965) TV Episode
The Defenders - Conflict of Interests (1964) TV Episode Angela Simms
77 Sunset Strip
Stoney Burke - Cousin Eunice (1962) TV Episode Eunice Stocker
Saints and Sinners - A Night of Horns and Bells (1962) TV Episode Helen Graham
The Chapman Report (1962) Miss Selby
Kraft Mystery Theater - Night Panic (1962) TV Episode
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Wagon Train
General Electric Theater
Laramie - Trial by Fire (1962) TV Episode Zoie Carter
Route 66 - Love Is a Skinny Kid (1962) TV Episode Lydia
The Untouchables
Target: The Corruptors - The Wrecker (1962) TV Episode Betty
Alcoa Premiere - The Doctor (1962) TV Episode Meg Bent
Cain's Hundred - The Fixer (1961) TV Episode Katie Cortner
The Twilight Zone - It's a Good Life (1961) TV Episode Mrs. Fremont
Frontier Circus - The Hunter and the Hunted (1961) TV Episode Anna
Hawaiian Eye - Man in a Rage (1961) TV Episode Ginny Whittier
Letter to Loretta
Shirley Temple's Storybook
Checkmate - The Mask of Vengeance (1960) TV Episode Marilyn
Wanted: Dead or Alive - The Medicine Man (1960) TV Episode Ann Barchester
Rawhide - The Incident of the Arana Sacar (1960) TV Episode Mary Ann Belden
The Man in the Moon (1960) (TV)
Johnny Staccato
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
Frontier Justice - You Only Run Once (1959) TV Episode Martha
Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond
The Frank Sinatra Show - The Brownstone Incident (1958) TV Episode Helen Wasson
Lassie (1954) TV Series Ruth Martin (1957-1958)
Telephone Time - The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1957) TV Episode Molly Brown
Zane Grey Theater
The Rack (1956) Caroline
Lux Video Theatre
Screen Directors Playhouse - The Life of Vernon Hathaway (1955) TV Episode Irma
Kiss Me Deadly (1955) Christina Bailey
Kraft Television Theatre
The Philco Television Playhouse
The Mask - The Young Dancer (1954) TV Episode
The Web - A Handful of Stars (1954) TV Episode
The Philip Morris Playhouse
Bob and Ray (1951) TV Series Regular (1952)
Hallmark Hall of Fame
Kraft Television Theatre
Tales of Tomorrow - The Last Man on Earth (1951) TV Episode
Armstrong Circle Theatre - Buckaroo (1951) TV Episode
Studio One
Somerset Maugham TV Theatre
Charlie Wild, Private Detective (1950) TV Series Effie Perrine (1950-1952)
The Billy Rose Show
The Clock - The Last Tomorrow (1950) TV Episode
Actor's Studio
NBC Presents - Lady, Look Out! (1949) TV Episode
The Ford Theatre Hour


Attended Northwestern University (Evanston, IL).

Only actress who has won five Emmys in five separate categories.

Miss Chicago of 1946 - Miss America contest.

One son, Bryan Englund, died of an overdose of ulcer medication in 1986.

Posed "au naturel" on the cover of "Alternative Medicine Digest" (issue 15, 1997) body painted with images of fruit adorning her nakedness. This was a parody, or imitation, of the famous Demi Moore body painted nude Vanity Fair photo.

Measurements: 37C-21-34 (as Miss Chicago 1946), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.

Her classmates at the Drama Department of Northwestern University included Charlton Heston, Martha Hyer, Patricia Neal and Agnes Nixon.

Close friend of Phyllis Love. They attended high school together in Des Moines, Iowa.

She is a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority.

Attended Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa

On Christmas Eve of 1962, she appeared in three prime-time television series as a guest star: 1. "Stoney Burke" (1962) (Episode titled "Cousin Eunice") 2. "Saints and Sinners" (1962) (Episode titled "A Night of Horns and Bells") 3. "The New Loretta Young Show" (1962) (Episode titled "Anything for a Laugh")


Spouse : George Englund (19 April 1953 - 1979) (divorced) 5 children

Older sister of chanteuse Claiborne Cary.

Mother of actors Adam Englund, Bryan Englund, George Englund Jr., Morgan Englund and actress Dinah Englund.

Former mother-in-law of actress Sharon Stone.

Has 5 grandchildren (including granddaughter Skye Englund).

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