Cloris Leachman

Cloris Leachman


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 30-04-1926
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Des Moines, Iowa, USA
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  • Popularity: 15.81
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 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.




Year Movie Character
1980 Herbie Goes Bananas as Louise Trends
1974 Death Sentence as Susan Davies
1973 Dying Room Only as Jean Mitchell
1975 Crazy Mama as Melba
1990 The Giant of Thunder Mountain as Narrator / The Elder Amy
1975 Someone I Touched as Laura Hyatt
2001 The Amati Girls as Dolly Amati
1973 A Brand New Life as Victoria Douglas
1974 The Migrants as Viola Barlow
1987 The Facts of Life Down Under as Beverly Ann Stickle
1981 Advice to the Lovelorn as Maggie Dale
1995 Nobody's Girls: Five Women of the West as Laura Evans
2020 When We Last Spoke as Itasca
1974 Hitchhike! as Claire Stevens
2009 Hitchcock and Mel: Spoofing the Master of Suspense as Self
1983 The Woman Who Willed a Miracle as May Lemke
1987 Walk Like a Man as Margaret Shand
1977 The Mouse and His Child as Euterpe (voice)
2009 American Cowslip as Sandy
1982 Miss All-American Beauty as Agatha Blaine
2002 Manna from Heaven as Helen
1979 S.O.S. Titanic as Molly Brown
2011 The Fields as Gladys
1980 Foolin' Around as Samantha
1972 Haunts of the Very Rich as Ellen Blunt
1973 Happy Mother's Day, Love George as Ronda
1991 In Broad Daylight as Ruth Westerman
1981 The Acorn People as Nurse Betty Nelson
1990 Fine Things as Ruth Fine
1991 A Little Piece of Heaven as Edwina 'Ed' McKevin
1983 Dixie: Changing Habits as Sister Eugenio
1979 Mrs. R's Daughter as Ruth Rendell
1986 Shadow Play as Millie Crown
1971 The Steagle as Rita Weiss
2022 Jump, Darling as Margaret
1993 Miracle Child as Doc Betty
1972 Of Thee I Sing as Mary Turner
1974 Daisy Miller as Mrs. Ezra Miller
1999 Music of the Heart as Assunta Guaspari
1977 High Anxiety as Nurse Diesel
1988 Hansel and Gretel as Griselda The Witch
1983 The Demon Murder Case as Joan Greenway
1993 Double, Double, Toil and Trouble as Aunt Agatha / Aunt Sofia
1986 My Little Pony: The Movie as Hydia (voice)
1988 Going to the Chapel as Mrs. Haldane
1980 The Oldest Living Graduate as Maureen
2016 Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? as Maxine
1985 Deadly Intentions as Charlotte Raynor
1978 Long Journey Back as Laura Casella
2018 I Can Only Imagine as Memaw
2006 Mrs. Harris as Pearl "Billie" Schwartz
1985 Love Is Never Silent as Mrs. Anglin
2021 High Holiday as Nana
2015 Enzian: When the Lights Go Up as Herself (Archival Footage)
2016 A Wig and a Prayer: The Peaches Christ Story as Self
2004 Spanglish as Evelyn Wright
1993 The Beverly Hillbillies as Granny
1971 The Last Picture Show as Ruth Popper
1973 Dillinger as Anna Sage
1994 A Troll in Central Park as Queen Gnorga (voice)
2010 Expecting Mary as Annie
2005 The Californians as Eileen Boatwright
1973 Charley and the Angel as Nettie Appleby
1970 The People Next Door as Tina Hoffman
2012 The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure as Dotty Rounder
2005 Buzz
1977 It Happened One Christmas as Clara Oddbody
1974 Thursday's Game as Lois Ellison
1993 Fade to Black as Ruth
1987 Sparky's Magic Piano
1996 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America as Old Woman On Plane And Bus (voice)
1996 Never Too Late as Olive
1984 Donald Duck's 50th Birthday as Herself
1976 Telly...Who Loves Ya, Baby? as Self
2021 Not to Forget as Donna
1981 History of the World: Part I as Madame Defarge
1974 Young Frankenstein as Frau Blücher
2009 Love Takes Wing as Hattie Clarence
1979 Scavenger Hunt as Mildred Carruthers
1989 Prancer as Mrs. McFarland
1979 The North Avenue Irregulars as Claire
2013 The Croods as Gran Crood (voice)
1990 Texasville as Ruth Popper
1984 Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter as Mary Kovacs
1990 Love Hurts as Ruth Weaver
1969 Silent Night, Lonely Night as Ginny
2015 This Is Happening as Estelle (Grandmother)
1975 A Girl Named Sooner as Old Mam Hawes
1991 Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show as Herself
2018 It's Who You Know as Liz
1999 The Iron Giant as Mrs. Lynley Tensedge (voice)
2006 Beerfest as Great Gam Gam
2012 Gambit as Grandma Merle
1999 The Last Picture Show: A Look Back as Self
1987 The Little Troll Prince
1973 Crime Club as Hilary Kelton
2021 Dear Diary: World's First Pranks as Gran (voice)
2000 Gen 13 as Helga (voice)
1956 The Rack as Caroline
1971 Suddenly Single as Joanne Hackett
1993 Without a Kiss Goodbye as Mrs. Samuels
2015 Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse as Miss Fielder
2015 Baby, Baby, Baby as Actress
2016 So B. It as Alice Wilinsky
1979 Willa as Darla Jean
1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as Agnes
1955 Kiss Me Deadly as Christina Bailey
1970 WUSA as Philomene
2016 The Comedian as May Conner
1993 Spies as Pamela Beale
2003 Bad Santa as Grandma (uncredited)
2005 The Longest Yard as Lynette
2008 The Women as Maggie
2007 Lake Placid 2 as Sadie
2000 Hanging Up as Pat Mozell
1981 This Time Forever as Mrs Kramer
1975 Death Scream as Mrs. Singleton
2010 You Again as Helen
2020 The Croods: A New Age as Gran Crood (voice)
1996 Making Frankensense of Young Frankenstein as Frau Blücher (archive footage)
1995 Now and Then as Grandma Albertson
2015 The Wedding Ringer as Grandma Palmer
1970 Lovers and Other Strangers as Bernice Henderson
2016 The Bronx Bull as Lilian Forrester
1962 The Chapman Report as Miss Selby
2006 Scary Movie 4 as Mrs. Norris
2018 Lez Bomb as Josephine
1993 My Boyfriend's Back as Maggie The Zombie Expert
2012 Foodfight! as Brand X Lunch Lady
2008 Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget as Herself
2013 Mel Brooks: Make a Noise as Self (archive footage)
2003 Alex & Emma as Grandmother
1997 Annabelle's Wish as Aunt Agnes (voice)
1991 Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas as Self
1979 The Muppet Movie as Miss Tracy
2015 Unity as Self - Narrator (voice)
2013 Adult World as Mary Ann
2005 Sky High as Nurse Spex
2015 Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration as Herself / Phyllis Lindstrom
2008 New York, I Love You as Mitzie (segment "Joshua Marston")
2001 The Animal as Cat Lady (uncredited)
2009 Inglourious Basterds
Photo Name Department
1974 Rhoda (2 episode)
1975 Phyllis (48 episode) as Phyllis Lindstrom
2005 Beach Girls (6 episode) as Aunt Aida
1999 Family Guy (2 episode) as Self (voice)
1979 The Facts of Life (48 episode) as Beverly Ann Stickle
1966 That Girl (1 episode)
1994 Touched by an Angel (4 episode) as Ruth
1993 The Nanny (1 episode) as Clara Mueller
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode) as Flory Tibbs
1948 Studio One (1 episode) as Mrs. Adams
1976 The Muppet Show (1 episode) as Self - Special Guest Star
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode) as Leah Beth
1967 Ironside (2 episode)
1968 Adam-12 (1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode) as Martha Berry
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode) as Susan Stanger
1960 Outlaws (2 episode)
1968 Lancer (2 episode)
1999 Twice in a Lifetime (2 episode)
1950 Lux Video Theatre (1 episode) as Dottie
1954 Climax! (1 episode) as Mrs. Sullivan
1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (1 episode) as Ann Barchester
1963 Mr. Novak (2 episode) as Dorothy Hummer
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre (2 episode) as Martha Jessop
1989 The Nutt House (6 episode) as Mrs. Frick
1949 Suspense (4 episode)
1991 Walter & Emily (13 episode) as Emily Collins
1953 The Loretta Young Show (1 episode) as Ella
1961 Cain's Hundred (1 episode) as Katie Cortner
1958 77 Sunset Strip (3 episode)
1989 The Simpsons (1 episode) as Mrs. Glick (voice)
2000 Malcolm in the Middle (1 episode)
1960 Route 66 (1 episode)
2003 Two and a Half Men (1 episode) as Norma
1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (1 episode) as Jean Cullen
2001 The Ellen Show (18 episode) as Dot Richmond
1999 Thanks (6 episode) as Grammy Winthrop
2007 The Wedding Bells (1 episode)
1959 Hawaiian Eye (1 episode)
1954 Lassie (1 episode)
1959 Johnny Staccato (1 episode)
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode) as Mrs. Fremont
1962 Going My Way (1 episode)
1961 Target: The Corruptors! (1 episode)
1962 The Virginian (1 episode) as Clara
1959 One Step Beyond (1 episode) as Rita Wallace
1958 The Donna Reed Show (1 episode)
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (1 episode) as Jenny Blanchard
1967 Judd for the Defense (1 episode)
1965 Run for Your Life (1 episode) as Deborah Wilson
1960 Thriller (1 episode) as Beatrice Stafford
1955 Matinee Theater (1 episode)
1972 The Sixth Sense (1 episode)
1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (1 episode)
1959 Laramie (1 episode)
1961 The New Breed (1 episode) as Elsie Condon
1962 Stoney Burke (1 episode)
1989 The Nutt House (1 episode)
1951 Tales of Tomorrow (1 episode)
1961 Dr. Kildare (4 episode) as Rhoda Kirsh
1956 Telephone Time (1 episode)
1994 Storybook Cinema (9 episode)
1975 Cher (1 episode)
2010 Raising Hope (66 episode) as Maw Maw
2002 The Twilight Zone (1 episode) as Agnes Fremont
1970 The Mary Tyler Moore Show (120 episode) as Phyllis Lindstrom
2010 Hawaii Five-0 (1 episode) as Ruth Tennenbaum
2010 Top Gear (1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason (1 episode) as Gloria Shine
2017 American Gods (3 episode) as Zorya Vechernyaya
1996 Promised Land (1 episode) as Aunt Ethel Mooster
1968 The Dick Cavett Show (1 episode) as Self - Guest
2010 Hot in Cleveland (1 episode) as Peg
1979 Backstairs at the White House (4 episode) as Mrs. Jaffray
1953 The Oscars (1 episode) as Self
2005 The Office (1 episode) as Lily Hanaday
2000 Malcolm in the Middle (11 episode) as Ida
1975 Wonder Woman (1 episode) as Queen Hippolyta
2016 Justice League Action (3 episode) as Granny Goodness (voice)
1962 Saints and Sinners (1 episode) as Helen Graham
1995 Maybe This Time (1 episode) as Beasy
1961 The Defenders (1 episode) as Angela Simms
1993 Diagnosis: Murder (1 episode) as Sudie
1970 Night Gallery (1 episode) as Mrs. Fulton
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode) as Boni
1953 The Loretta Young Show (1 episode) as Ruth Harron
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode) as Miriam Raskin
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (2 episode) as Self
2011 Bob's Burgers (1 episode) as Meryl (voice)
1968 The Name of the Game (1 episode) as Vera Walker
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode) as Mary Templeton
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode) as Caroline Hardy
1948 Studio One (1 episode)
2011 Franklin & Bash (1 episode) as Irina Lottye Kruskal
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode) as Mrs. Anglin
1954 Climax! (1 episode) as Anne Colt
2014 Clarence (1 episode) as Cloris (voice)
1949 Suspense (1 episode) as Margaret Sou
1949 Suspense (1 episode) as Ruth Shaw
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (1 episode) as Marianne Dashwood
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (1 episode)
1948 The Philco Television Playhouse (1 episode) as Patricia

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