Cloris Leachman

Actress / Voice Actress / Character Actress / Stage Actress / Television Actress / Film Actress / Comedian | * 04/30/1926 († 94, 01/26/2021) | Des Moines, Iowa (United States of America (USA))
Cloris Leachman (April 30, 1926 – January 27, 2021) was an American actress and comedienne whose career spanned more than seven decades. She won many accolades, including eight Primetime Emmy Awards from 22 nominations, making her the most nominated and, along with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, most awarded actress in Emmy history. She won an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Daytime Emmy Award. Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, Leachman attended Northwestern University and began appearing in local plays as a teenager. After competing in the 1946 Miss America pageant, she secured a scholarship to study under Elia Kazan at the Actors Studio in New York City, making her professional debut in 1948. In film, she appeared in Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show (1971) as the jaded wife of a closeted schoolteacher in the 1950s; she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance, and the film is widely considered to be one of the greatest of all time. Additionally, she was part of Mel Brooks's ensemble cast, appearing in roles such as Frau Blücher in ()
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Cloris Leachman is an American stage, film and television actress. She has won eight Primetime Emmy Awards, more than any other performer, one Daytime Emmy Award, and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the 1971 film The Last Picture Show.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Kids & Family

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Awards & Nominations for Cloris Leachman

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Theatre World Award Golden Plate Award BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series 2x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

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Movies with Cloris Leachman as Actress(140)

as Donna2021 Not To Forget
as Gran (voice)2020 The Croods: A New Age
as Margaret2020 Jump, Darling
as Nana2020 High Holiday
as Itasca2020 When We Last Spoke
as Memaw2018 I Can Only Imagine
as Josephine2018 Lez Bomb
as Alice Wilinsky2016 So B. It
as Lilian Forrester2016 The Bronx Bull
as May Conner2016 The Comedian
as Herself / Phyllis Lindstrom2015 Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration
as Herself - Narrator (voice)2015 Unity
as Grandma Palmer2015 The Wedding Ringer
as Actress2015 Baby, Baby, Baby
as Estelle (Grandmother)2015 This Is Happening
as Mary Ann2013 Adult World
as Gran Crood (voice)2013 The Croods
as Grandma Merle2012 Gambit
as Brand X Lunch Lady2012 Foodfight!
as Gladys2011 The Fields
as herself2011 The Fisherman
as Helen2010 You Again
as Annie2010 Expecting Mary
as Sandy2009 American Cowslip
as Hattie Clarence2009 Love Takes Wing
as Maggie2008 The Women
as Mitzie (segment "Joshua Marston")2008 New York, I Love You
as Kayo (English Disney Version)2008 Ponyo
as Noriko (English Dub)2008 Ponyo
as Sadie2007 Lake Placid 2
as Great Gam Gam2006 Beerfest
as Pearl 'Billie' Schwartz2006 Mrs. Harris
as Mrs. Norris2006 Scary Movie 4
2005 Buzz
as Nurse Spex2005 Sky High
as Lynette2005 The Longest Yard
as Evelyn Wright2004 Spanglish
as Grandmother2003 Alex & Emma
as Grandma2003 Bad Santa
as Helen2002 Manna from Heaven
as Cat Lady (uncredited)2001 The Animal
as Dolly Amati2001 The Amati Girls
as Pat Mozell2000 Hanging Up
as Helga (voice)2000 Gen 13
as Assunta Guaspari1999 Music of the Heart
as Mrs. Lynley Tensedge (voice)1999 The Iron Giant
as Aunt Agnes (voice)1997 Annabelle's Wish
as Olive1996 Never Too Late
as Old Woman (voice)1996 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
as Grandma Albertson1995 Now and Then
as Queen Gnorga (voice)1994 A Troll in Central Park
as Mrs. Samuels1993 Without a Kiss Goodbye
as Aunt Agatha / Aunt Sofia1993 Double, Double, Toil and Trouble
as Pamela Beale1993 Spies
as Doc Betty1993 Miracle Child
as Maggie The Zombie Expert1993 My Boyfriend's Back
as Ruth1993 Fade to Black
as Ruth Westerman1991 In Broad Daylight
as Edwina 'Ed' McKevin1991 A Little Piece of Heaven
as Ruth Weaver1990 Love Hurts
as Ruth Popper1990 Texasville
as Narrator / The Elder Amy1990 The Giant of Thunder Mountain
as Ruth Fine1990 Fine Things
as Mrs. McFarland1989 Prancer
as Mrs. Haldane1988 Going to the Chapel
as Griselda The Witch1988 Hansel and Gretel
as Margaret Shand1987 Walk Like a Man
as Beverly Ann Stickle1987 The Facts of Life Down Under
as Millie Crown1986 Shadow Play
as Hydia (voice)1986 My Little Pony: The Movie
as Mrs. Anglin1985 Love is Never Silent
as Charlotte Raynor1985 Deadly Intentions
as Sister Eugenio1983 Dixie: Changing Habits
as Joan Greenway1983 The Demon Murder Case
as Agatha Blaine1982 Miss All-American Beauty
as Nurse Betty Nelson1981 The Acorn People
as Mrs Kramer1981 This Time Forever
as Madame Defarge1981 History of the World: Part I
as Maggie Dale1981 Advice to the Lovelorn
as Tante Louise Trends1980 Herbie Goes Bananas
as Samantha1980 Foolin' Around
as Ruth Rendell1979 Mrs. R's Daughter
as Molly Brown1979 S.O.S. Titanic
as Darla Jean1979 Willa
as Miss Tracy1979 The Muppet Movie
as Mildred Carruthers1979 Scavenger Hunt
as Laura Casella1978 Long Journey Back
as Clara Oddbody1977 It Happened One Christmas
as Nurse Charlotte Diesel1977 High Anxiety
as Laura Hyatt1975 Someone I Touched
as Melba1975 Crazy Mama
as Old Mam Hawes1975 A Girl Named Sooner
as Mrs. Singleton1975 Death Scream
as Susan Davies1974 Death Sentence
as Lois Ellison1974 Thursday's Game
as Frau Blücher1974 Young Frankenstein
as Mrs. Ezra Miller1974 Daisy Miller
as Claire Stevens1974 Hitchhike!
as Viola Barlow1974 The Migrants
as Jean Mitchell1973 Dying Room Only
as Nettie Appleby1973 Charley and the Angel
as Hilary Kelton1973 Crime Club
as Anna Sage1973 Dillinger
as Victoria Douglas1973 A Brand New Life
as Mary Turner1972 Of Thee I Sing
as Ellen Blunt1972 Haunts of the Very Rich
as Rita Weiss1971 The Steagle
as Joanne Hackett1971 Suddenly Single
as Ruth Popper1971 The Last Picture Show
as Tina Hoffman1970 The People Next Door
as Bernice Henderson1970 Lovers and Other Strangers
as Philomene1970 WUSA
as Miss Selby1962 The Chapman Report
as Caroline1956 The Rack
as Christina Bailey1955 Kiss Me Deadly

TV Shows/Series with Cloris Leachman as Actress(74)

as Zorya Vechernyaya2017 American Gods
as Maw Maw2010 Raising Hope
as Ruth Tennenbaum2010 Hawaii Five-0
as Lily Hanaday2005 The Office
as Aunt Aida2005 Beach Girls
as Dot Richmond2001 The Ellen Show
as Grammy Winthrop1999 Thanks
as Aunt Ethel Mooster1996 Promised Land
as Emily Collins1991 Walter and Emily
as Mrs. Frick1989 The Nutt House
as Beverly Ann Stickle1979 The Facts of Life
as Mrs. Jaffray1979 Backstairs at the White House
as Phyllis Lindstrom1975 Phyllis
1974 Rhoda
as Phyllis Lindstrom1970 The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1968 Lancer
1968 Adam-12
1967 Mannix
1960 Outlaws
1959 Laramie
as Gloria Shine1957 Perry Mason
as Susan Stanger1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1954 Lassie
1954 Climax!

Movies with Cloris Leachman as Crew(1)

Crew/Thanks2009 Inglourious Basterds

Full Name: Cloris Leachman
Born: Friday, 04/30 1926 (April) in Des Moines, Iowa (United States of America (USA))
Died: Tuesday, 01/26 2021 (January) in Encinitas (aged: 94)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Illinois State University, Northwestern University School of Communication, Theodore Roosevelt High School
Spouses (current/former): George Englund
Children: George Englund, Jr., Bryan Englund, Dinah Englund, Morgan Englund, Adam Englund
Siblings: Claiborne Cary
Other names for Cloris Leachman (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Cloris Wallace Leachman"
Cloris Leachman frequently works together with these people:
Ed Asner (28x, Actor)
Edward Binns (27x, Actor)
J. Pat O'Malley (26x, Actor)
William Schallert (25x, Actor)
Harry Townes (24x, Actor)
Everett Sloane (22x, Actor)
James Gregory (22x, Actor)
Vaughn Taylor (22x, Actor)
Virginia Gregg (21x, Actress)
Bert Freed (21x, Actor)
John Anderson (20x, Actor)
Mel Brooks (14x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:879, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/31/2021