Cloris Leachman Overview

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Born: April 30, 1926
Died: January 27, 2021

Cloris Leachman starred in a wide range of theater, television and motion picture projects, creating such indelible characters as Phyllis in the TV series Phyllis and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Nurse Diesel in High Anxiety, Frau Bluecher in Young Frankenstein and Ruth Popper in The Last Picture Show (for which she won an Oscar and a BAFTA). The native of Des Moines, Iowa attended Northwestern University on a theater scholarship, eventually becoming a member of New York's original Actor's Studio... See All

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