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Cloris Leachman

1926-04-30 Des Moines, Iowa, USA

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Cloris Leachman (April 30, 1926 – January 26, 2021) was an American actress and comedian, whose career spanned over seven decades. She won various 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. In addition, she won an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Daytime Emmy Award. Leachman's breakthrough role was the nosy and cunning landlady Phyllis Lindstrom in the landmark CBS sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–75), for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 1974 and 1975; its spin-off, Phyllis (1975–77), earned her the Golden Globe Award for Best TV Actress – Musical or Comedy.


Jump, Darling Margaret 2022-03-03
High Holiday Nana 2021-11-01
Dear Diary: World's First Pranks Gran (voice) 2021-02-09
Not to Forget Donna 2021-11-26
When We Last Spoke Itasca 2020-10-27
The Croods: A New Age Gran Crood (voice) 2020-11-25
I Can Only Imagine Memaw 2018-02-14
Lez Bomb Josephine 2018-11-09
It's Who You Know Liz 2018-10-21
A Wig and a Prayer: The Peaches Christ Story Self 2016-01-06
The Bronx Bull Lilian Forrester 2016-06-13
So B. It Alice Wilinsky 2016-06-07
The Comedian May Conner 2016-12-09
Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? Maxine 2016-09-16
This Is Happening Estelle (Grandmother) 2015-10-02
The Wedding Ringer Grandma Palmer 2015-01-16
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration Self / Phyllis Lindstrom 2015-10-13
Unity Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
Baby, Baby, Baby Actress 2015-10-30
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Miss Fielder 2015-10-23
Enzian: When the Lights Go Up Self (archive footage) 2015-12-17
The Croods Gran Crood (voice) 2013-03-15
Adult World Mary Ann 2013-04-18
Mel Brooks: Make a Noise Self (archive footage) 2013-05-20
Gambit Grandma Merle 2012-04-25
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure Dotty Rounder 2012-08-29
Foodfight! Brand X Lunch Lady (voice) 2012-06-15
The Fields Gladys 2011-09-23
Expecting Mary Annie 2010-11-12
You Again Helen 2010-09-24
Love Takes Wing Hattie Clarence 2009-04-04
American Cowslip Sandy 2009-07-24
Hitchcock and Mel: Spoofing the Master of Suspense Self 2009-12-15
New York, I Love You Mitzie (segment "Joshua Marston") 2008-09-06
Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget Self 2008-08-17
The Women Maggie 2008-09-12
Lake Placid 2 Sadie 2007-04-28
Scary Movie 4 Mrs. Norris 2006-04-12
Mrs. Harris Pearl "Billie" Schwartz 2006-02-25
Beerfest Great Gam Gam 2006-08-25
Sky High Nurse Spex 2005-07-29
The Longest Yard Lynette 2005-05-27
Buzz 2005-04-05
The Californians Eileen Boatwright 2005-10-21
Spanglish Evelyn Wright 2004-12-17
Bad Santa Grandma (uncredited) 2003-11-26
Alex & Emma Grandmother 2003-06-16
The Mary Tyler Moore Reunion Self 2002-05-13
Manna from Heaven Helen 2002-09-14
The Animal Cat Lady (uncredited) 2001-06-01
The Amati Girls Dolly Amati 2001-01-09
Hanging Up Pat Mozell 2000-02-16
Gen 13 Helga (voice) 2000-10-30
The Last Picture Show: A Look Back Self 1999-04-25
The Iron Giant Mrs. Lynley Tensedge (voice) 1999-08-06
Music of the Heart Assunta 1999-10-29
Annabelle's Wish Aunt Agnes (voice) 1997-10-21
Never Too Late Olive 1996-08-26
Making Frankensense of Young Frankenstein Frau Blücher (archive footage) 1996-01-01
Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Old Woman On Plane And Bus (voice) 1996-12-15
Now and Then Grandma Albertson 1995-10-20
Nobody's Girls: Five Women of the West Laura Evans 1995-05-10
Between Love and Honor Anna Collura 1995-02-14
A Troll in Central Park Queen Gnorga (voice) 1994-10-07
Fade to Black Ruth 1993-02-10
Miracle Child Doc Betty 1993-04-06
The Beverly Hillbillies Granny 1993-10-15
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble Aunt Agatha / Aunt Sofia 1993-10-30
Spies Pamela Beale 1993-03-07
My Boyfriend's Back Maggie The Zombie Expert 1993-08-06
Without a Kiss Goodbye Mrs. Samuels 1993-03-20
Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas Self 1991-09-06
Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show Herself 1991-02-18