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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
The Croods: A New Age Gran Crood (voice) 2020-11-25
When We Last Spoke Itasca 2020-10-27
Being and Nothingness Ivy 2019-06-20
I Can Only Imagine Memaw 2018-02-14
It's Who You Know Liz 2018-10-21
Lez Bomb Josephine 2018-11-09
The Comedian May Conner 2016-12-09
The Bronx Bull Lilian Forrester 2016-06-13
Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? Maxine 2016-09-16
So B. It Alice Wilinsky 2016-06-07
A Wig and a Prayer: The Peaches Christ Story Self 2016-01-06
Enzian: When the Lights Go Up Self (archive footage) 2015-12-17
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration Self / Phyllis Lindstrom (archive footage) 2015-10-13
Baby, Baby, Baby Actress 2015-10-30
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Miss Fielder 2015-10-23
Unity Narrator (voice) 2015-08-12
The Wedding Ringer Grandma Palmer 2015-01-16
This Is Happening Estelle (Grandmother) 2015-10-02
Phineas and Ferb: Night of the Living Pharmacists Mrs. Feyersied (voice) 2014-10-04
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
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure Dotty Rounder 2012-08-29
Gambit Grandma Merle 2012-04-25
Foodfight! Brand X Lunch Lady (voice) 2012-06-15
The Fields Gladys 2011-09-23
Expecting Mary Annie 2010-11-12
You Again Helen (uncredited) 2010-09-23
Hitchcock and Mel: Spoofing the Master of Suspense Self 2009-12-15
Love Takes Wing Hattie Clarence 2009-04-04
American Cowslip Sandy 2009-07-24
Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget Self 2008-08-17
New York, I Love You Mitzie 2008-09-06
The Women Maggie 2008-09-12
Lake Placid 2 Sadie 2007-04-28
Beerfest Great Gam Gam 2006-08-25
Mrs. Harris Pearl "Billie" Schwartz 2006-02-25
Scary Movie 4 Mrs. Norris 2006-04-12
The Californians Eileen Boatwright 2005-10-21
The Longest Yard Lynette 2005-05-27
Buzz 2005-04-05
Sky High Nurse Spex 2005-07-29
Spanglish Evelyn Wright 2004-12-17
Bad Santa Grandma (uncredited) 2003-11-26
Alex & Emma Grandmother 2003-06-20
The Mary Tyler Moore Reunion Self 2002-05-13
Manna from Heaven Helen 2002-09-14
The Amati Girls Dolly Amati 2001-01-09
The Animal Cat Lady (uncredited) 2001-06-01
Gen 13 Helga (voice) 2000-10-30
Hanging Up Pat Mozell 2000-02-16
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) 1996-12-20
Nobody's Girls: Five Women of the West Laura Evans 1995-05-10
Now and Then Grandma Albertson 1995-10-20
Between Love and Honor Anna Collura 1995-02-14
A Troll in Central Park Queen Gnorga (voice) 1994-10-07
The Beverly Hillbillies Granny 1993-10-15
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble Aunt Agatha / Aunt Sofia 1993-10-30
Fade to Black Ruth 1993-02-10
My Boyfriend's Back Maggie The Zombie Expert 1993-08-06
Without a Kiss Goodbye Mrs. Samuels 1993-03-20
Miracle Child Doc Betty 1993-04-06
Spies Pamela Beale 1993-03-07
Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show Herself 1991-02-18
Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas Self 1991-09-06
In Broad Daylight Ruth Westerman 1991-02-03
A Little Piece of Heaven Edwina 'Ed' McKevin 1991-12-02
Fine Things Ruth Fine 1990-10-15
Texasville Ruth Popper 1990-09-28
Love Hurts Ruth Weaver 1990-04-19
The Giant of Thunder Mountain Narrator / The Elder Amy 1990-12-25
Prancer Mrs. McFarland 1989-11-17
Going to the Chapel Mrs. Haldane 1988-10-09
Hansel and Gretel Griselda The Witch 1988-12-10
The Little Troll Prince 1987-11-27
Sparky's Magic Piano 1987-01-01
The Facts of Life Down Under Beverly Ann Stickle 1987-02-15
Walk Like a Man Margaret Shand 1987-04-17
Shadow Play Millie Crown 1986-09-20
My Little Pony: The Movie Hydia (voice) 1986-06-06
Love Is Never Silent Mrs. Anglin 1985-12-09
Deadly Intentions Charlotte Raynor 1985-05-19
Donald Duck's 50th Birthday Self 1984-11-13
Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter Mary Kovacs 1984-05-14
Dixie: Changing Habits Sister Eugenio 1983-02-16
The Demon Murder Case Joan Greenway 1983-03-06
The Woman Who Willed a Miracle May Lemke 1983-02-09
Miss All-American Beauty Agatha Blaine 1982-12-27
Advice to the Lovelorn Maggie Dale 1981-11-30
Perfectly Frank: Frank Loesser Revued Performer 1981-01-01
History of the World: Part I Madame Defarge 1981-06-12
The Acorn People Nurse Betty Nelson 1981-03-02
Yesterday Mrs Kramer 1981-01-24
The Oldest Living Graduate Maureen 1980-04-07
Foolin' Around Samantha 1980-10-17
Herbie Goes Bananas Louise Trends 1980-06-25
S.O.S. Titanic Molly Brown 1980-02-29
Scavenger Hunt Mildred Carruthers 1979-12-21
The North Avenue Irregulars Claire 1979-02-09
The Muppet Movie Lord's Secretary 1979-06-22
Willa Darla Jean 1979-03-17
Mrs. R's Daughter Ruth Rendell 1979-09-19
Long Journey Back Laura Casella 1978-12-15
High Anxiety Nurse Charlotte Diesel 1977-12-25
The Mouse and His Child Euterpe (voice) 1977-11-18
It Happened One Christmas Clara Oddbody 1977-12-11
Yabba Dabba Doo! The Happy World of Hanna-Barbera Self 1977-11-24
Telly...Who Loves Ya, Baby? Self 1976-02-18
Death Scream Mrs. Singleton 1975-09-26
Crazy Mama Melba 1975-06-01
Someone I Touched Laura Hyatt 1975-02-26
A Girl Named Sooner Old Mam Hawes 1975-06-18
Thursday's Game Lois Ellison 1974-04-14
Young Frankenstein Frau Blücher 1974-12-15
Death Sentence Susan Davies 1974-10-02
The Migrants Viola Barlow 1974-02-04
Hitchhike! Claire Stevens 1974-02-23
Daisy Miller Mrs. Ezra Miller 1974-05-22
A Brand New Life Victoria Douglas 1973-02-20
Dillinger Anna Sage 1973-07-20
Crime Club Hilary Kelton 1973-03-06
Happy Mother's Day, Love George Ronda 1973-08-17
Charley and the Angel Nettie Appleby 1973-03-23
Dying Room Only Jean Mitchell 1973-09-18
Of Thee I Sing Mary Turner 1972-10-24
Haunts of the Very Rich Ellen Blunt 1972-09-20
The Last Picture Show Ruth Popper 1971-10-03
Suddenly Single Joanne Hackett 1971-10-19
The Steagle Rita Weiss 1971-09-15
WUSA Philomene 1970-08-19
The People Next Door Tina Hoffman 1970-08-26
Lovers and Other Strangers Bernice Henderson 1970-08-12
Silent Night, Lonely Night Ginny 1969-12-16
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Agnes 1969-01-15
The Chapman Report Miss Selby 1962-10-05
The Rack Caroline 1956-11-02
Kiss Me Deadly Christina Bailey 1955-04-28
Everbrook (The Home)