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Cloris Leachman ACTOR


Cloris Leachman was born on April 30th, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa to Berkley Claiborne 'Buck' Leachman and Cloris Wallace and is the oldest of three daughters.  When she earned her high school diploma she enrolled at Illinois State University and later transferred to Northwestern University majoring in Drama.
Her involvement in the entertainment industry began when she entered a beauty contest and won the title of Miss. Chicago in 1946.  She then began working as a stage actress and gained a number of years experience before breaking into the television and film industry.
Soon she was appearing on such television shows as, "The Ford Theatre Hour" (1948) and "Bob and Ray" (1951).  A number of film roles soon followed, "Kiss me Deadly" (1955), "The Rack" (1956), "The Chapman Report" (1962) and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" (1969) starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford an Katharne Ross.
She mostly focused on television work during this time adding such credits as, "Rawhide", "Climax!", "Gunsmoke", "Twilight Zone", "Hawaiian Eye, "Route 66", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "Laramie", "The Defenders", "Mr. Novak", "77 Sunset Strip", "Perry Mason", "Dr. Kildare", "The Big Valley" and "Frontier Circus".
From 1970 through 1977 she played Phyllis Lindstrom on, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" which later became, "Phyllis" (1975).  For this role she won a Golden Globe as Leading Performer.  In 1973 she won her first Emmy for her role on the television movie, "A Brand New Life".  Over the course of her career she has won a total of nine Emmy's. 

Other television roles include, "The Facts of Life" (1986), "Walter and Emily" (1991-1992), "The Powers That Be" (1992-1993), "Promised Land" (1996-1997) and most recent, "Raising Hope" (2010-2012).

Although, television has been her focus she has still appeared on numerous feature films some of which include, "Young Frankenstein" (1974), "High Anxiety" (1977) and "History of the World: Part I" (1981).
Along with film and television work she did voice over work for such projects as the film, "Castle in the Sky", "Mt Little Pony: The Movie", "The Iron Giant"  and the animated television series, "The Simpsons".

She has married only once to George Englund in 1953 and they had five children before the marriage came to an end in 1978.  All five of her children also pursued a career in the entertainment industry.  Sadly, in 1986, her son Bryon passed away from an overdose of Ulcer medication.  

She has not re-married again and has remained working in the industry earning her second Emmy for her role on, "Malcolm in the Middle" (2000).  Also at the age of eighty two, Leachman, set a record being the oldest contestant on the reality show, "Dancing with the Stars" (2005).  In 2011, she was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.
Cloris Leachman remains working without slowing down and her most recent roles have been in the films, "Gambit" (2012), "Adult World" (2012), "Raging Bull II" (2013), "Timberwolf" (2012) and no release date yet for, "The Home".  


????         The Home
2012         Timberwolf
2013         The Croods
2013         Raging Bull II
2012         The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure
2012         Adult World
2012         Gambit 
2010-2012     Raising Hope 
2011         The Fields
2010         You Again
2010         The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
2010         Blue Mountain State
2010         Expecting Mary
2009         American Cowslip
2009         Hawthorne
2009         Phineas and Ferb 
2009         Family Dinner
2009         Love Takes Wing
2009         The Office
2009         New York, I Love You
2008         The Women
2008         Ponyo
2007         Lake Placid 2
2007         The Wedding Bells
2006         Beerfest
2001-2006     Malcolm in the Middle
2006         Scary Movie 4
2006         The Great Malones 
2005         Two and a Half Men
2005         The Californians
2005         Mrs. Harris
2005         Beach Girls
2005         Sky High
2005         The Longest Yard
2004         Spanglish
2004         Joan of Arcadia 
2003         Happy Family
2003         Bad Santa
2003         Alex & Emma
1997-2003     Touched by an Angel
2003         The Twilight Zone
2003         Crazy Love
2002         Manna from Heaven
2001-2002     The Ellen Show 
2001         Diagnosis Murder
2000         Twice in a Lifetime
2000         The Amati Girls
2000         Gen 13 
2000         Hanging Up
2000         Norm 
2000         Love & Money 
1999         Thanks
1999         Music of the Heart
1999         The Iron Giant
1999         The Titanic Chronicles
1996-1997     Promised Land
1997         Annabelle's Wish 
1996         Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
1996         Never Too Late
1995         Maybe This Time 
1995         Now and Then
1995         Between Love and Honor 
1994         A Troll in Central Park
1994         The Nanny
1993         Double, Double, Toil and Trouble
1993         The Beverly Hillbillies
1993         My Boyfriend's Back
1993         Miracle Child
1993         Without a Kiss Goodbye
1993         Fade to Black
1992-1993     The Powers That Be 
1991-1992     Walter & Emily
1992         Spies 
1991         A Little Piece of Heaven
1991         Sunday Dinner
1991         The Simpsons 
1991         The Giant of Thunder Mountain
1991         In Broad Daylight
1990         Ferris Bueller
1990         Love Hurts
1990         Fine Things
1990         Texasville
1989         The Nutt House 
1989         Prance
1988         Going to the Chapel
1986-1988     The Facts of Life
1987         The Little Troll Prince
1987         Our House 
1987         Hansel and Gretel
1987         Walk Like a Man
1987         The Facts of Life Down Under
1987         Sparky's Magic Piano
1986         Castle in the Sky
1986         My Little Pony: The Movie
1986         Shadow Play
1985         Love Is Never Silent
1984-1985     The Love Boat
1985         Blind Alleys 
1985         Deadly Intentions
1985         American Playhouse 
1984         Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter
1983         The Demon Murder Case 
1983         Dixie: Changing Habits
1983         ABC Afterschool Specials
1982         Miss All-American Beauty
1981         Advice to the Lovelorn
1981         History of the World: Part I
1981         The Acorn People 
1981         Yesterday
1981         Perfectly Frank
1980         Foolin' Around
1980         Herbie Goes Bananas
1980         The Oldest Living Graduate
1979         Scavenger Hunt
1979         The Associates
1979         S.O.S. Titanic
1979         Mrs. R's Daughter
1979         The Muppet Movie
1979         Willa
1979         The North Avenue Irregulars
1979         Backstairs at the White House
1978         Long Journey Back 
1977         High Anxiety
1977         It Happened One Christmas
1977         The Mouse and His Child
1970-1977     Mary Tyler Moore 
1975-1977     Phyllis
1976         The Love Boat 
1975         The New Adventures of Wonder Woman 
1975         Death Scream 
1975         Crazy Mama
1975         A Girl Named Soone
1975         Ladies of the Corridor 
1975         Someone I Touched
1974         Young Frankenstein
1974         Rhoda
1974         Death Sentence
1974         Ernie, Madge and Artie
1974         Daisy Miller
1974         Thursday's Game 
1974         Pete 'n' Tillie
1974         Hitchhike! 
1974         The Migrants
1973         Dying Room Only 
1973         Happy Mother's Day, Love Georg
1973         Dillinger
1973         Charley and the Angel
1973         Crime Club
1973         A Brand New Life 
1972         Of Thee I Sing
1972         Haunts of the Very Rich
1972         The Sixth Sense
1972         Rod Serling's Night Gallery
1972         Young Dr. Kildare 
1971         Suddenly Single
1971         The Last Picture Show
1971         The Steagle
1971         Men at Law
1970         That Girl 
1970         Marcus Welby, M.D. 
1970         The People Next Door
1970         WUSA
1970         Lovers and Other Strangers
1969         Lancer
1969         Silent Night, Lonely Night
1969         Ironside
1969         Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
1967-1969     The Virginian
1968         Judd for the Defense
1968         Mannix
1968         The Name of the Game
1968         Adam-12
1967         The Guns of Will Sonnett
1967         The Road West
1967         The Big Valley
1967         Run for Your Life 
1966         Perry Mason 
1965         Dr. Kildare
1965         The Trials of O'Brien
1965         A Man Called Shenandoah
1965         Mr. Novak 
1964         The Defenders 
1961-1963     77 Sunset Strip 
1962         Stoney Burke 
1962         Saints and Sinners 
1962         Going My Way 
1962         The Chapman Report
1962         Kraft Mystery Theater 
1955-1962     Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1962         The New Breed
1962         Wagon Train
1955-1962     G.E. True Theater 
1962         Laramie 
1962         Route 66 
1961-1962     The Untouchables
1962         Target: The Corruptors
1962         Alcoa Premiere
1961         Cain's Hundred
1961         Twilight Zone
1961         Frontier Circus
1961         The Donna Reed Show
1956-1961     Gunsmoke
1961         Hawaiian Eye
1960         The Loretta Young Show
1960         Shirley Temple Theatre
1960         Checkmate
1960         Outlaws
1960         Wanted Dead or Alive
1960         Thriller
1960         Rawhide 
1960         The Man in the Moon
1960         Johnny Staccato
1960         Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
1959         Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond
1957-1958     Lassie
1958         The Frank Sinatra Show 
1955-1958     Climax! 
1957         Telephone Time
1956         The Rack
1956         Zane Grey Theatre 
1956         Lux Video Theatre
1956         Matinee Theatre
1955         Screen Directors Playhouse 
1955         Star Stage 
1955         Kiss Me Deadly
1953-1954     Ponds Theater
1950-1954     The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse
1954         The Mask 
1954         The Web
1953         The Philip Morris Playhouse 
1951         Bob and Ray 
1951-1952     Suspense 
1952         Danger
1952         Forgotten Children 
1949-1952     Kraft Theatre
1951         Tales of Tomorrow
1951         Armstrong Circle Theatre 
1951         Studio One in Hollywood 
1951         Somerset Maugham TV Theatre
1951         Pulitzer Prize Playhouse
1950-1952     Charlie Wild, Private Detective
1950         The Billy Rose Show 
1950         The Clock
1950         Nash Airflyte Theatre 
1948-1949     Actor's Studio 
1949         NBC Presents
1948         The Ford Theatre Hour
1947         Carnegie Hall

Matinee Classics - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Cloris Leachman, Henry Jones and Jeff Corey
Matinee Classics - The Facts of Life starring Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn, Nancy McKeon, Charlotte Rae, Mackenzie Astin and Cloris Leachman

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