Cloris Leachman

30 Apr 1926

Actor

Cloris Leachman (born April 30, 1926) is an American actress of stage, film and television. She has won eight Primetime Emmy Awards—more than any other performer—and one Daytime Emmy Award. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the 1971 film The Last Picture Show.

Leachman's longest running role was the nosy, self-centered and manipulative landlady Phyllis Lindstrom on the 1970s TV series Mary Tyler Moore, and later on the spinoff series, Phyllis. She also appeared in three Mel Brooks films, including Young Frankenstein.

She had a regular role on the last two seasons of The Facts of Life portraying the character Beverly Ann Stickle. In recent years, she had a recurring role as Lois' mother Ida Gorski on Malcolm in the Middle. She also starred in the roast of Bob Saget in 2008.

Leachman was a contestant on Season 7 (2008) of Dancing with the Stars, paired with Corky Ballas. At the age of 82, she was the oldest contestant to dance on the series.

Leachman was the grand marshal for the 2009 New Year's Day Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, California. She presided over the 120th parade, the theme being "Hats Off to Entertainment", and the 95th Rose Bowl game.

Leachman plays a supporting role in Raising Hope, a sitcom that premiered in the fall of 2010 on Fox. She and Tara Reid star in The Fields, which is set for release in 2011.

On May 15, 2011, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Leachman has joined the cast of Gambit, a remake of a 1966 film. It stars Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz and is currently filming in London.

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Filmography (76 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···Game Over, Man!
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Arvilla Kingle)
(movie, 2018)
···I Can Only Imagine
Genre: Drama, Family, Music
Role: Actor (as Memaw)
(movie, 2016)
···The Comedian
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as May Conner)
(movie, 2016)
···The Bronx Bull
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lilian Forrester)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Role: Actor (as Miss Fielder)
(movie, 2015)
···The Wedding Ringer
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Grandma Palmer)
(movie, 2014)
···Adult World
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Mary Anne)
(movie, 2013)
···The Croods
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Gran Crood (voice))
(movie, 2012)
···Gambit
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Grandma Merle)
Genre: Family
Role: Actor (as Dotty Rounder)
(movie, 2012)
···Foodfight!
Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Brand X Lunch Lady)
(movie, 2011)
···The Fields
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Gladys)
(movie, 2010)
···You Again
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Helen)
(movie, 2010)
···Expecting Mary
Genre: Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Annie)
(movie, 2009)
···American Cowslip
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Sandy)
(movie, 2009)
···Love Takes Wing
Genre: Western
Role: Actor (as Hattie Clarence)
(movie, 2008)
···The Women
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Maggie)
(movie, 2007)
···Lake Placid 2
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Sadie)
(movie, 2006)
···Beerfest
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Great Gam Gam)
(movie, 2006)
···Scary Movie 4
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Ms. Norris)
(movie, 2005)
···Sky High
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Nurse Spex)
(movie, 2005)
···The Longest Yard
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Lynette)
(mini-series, 2005)
···Beach Girls
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Aunt Aida)
(movie, 2005)
···The Californians
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Eileen Boatwright)
(movie, 2004)
···Spanglish
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Evelyn Wright)
(movie, 2003)
···Bad Santa
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Grandma)
(movie, 2003)
···Alex & Emma
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Grandmother)
(movie, 2002)
···Manna from Heaven
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Helen)
(movie, 2000)
···The Amati Girls
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dolly Amati)
(movie, 1999)
···Music of the Heart
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Assunta Guaspari)
(movie, 1999)
···The Iron Giant
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family, Science Fiction, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Lynley Tensedge (voice))
(movie, 1999)
···Gen 13
Genre: Action, Animation, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Helga (voice))
(movie, 1997)
···Annabelle's Wish
Genre: Animation, Music, Family
Role: Actor (as Aunt Agnes (voice))
(movie, 1997)
···Never Too Late
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Olive)
(movie, 1996)
···Never Too Late
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Olive)
(movie, 1994)
···A Troll in Central Park
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as Queen Gnorga (voice))
(movie, 1993)
···The Beverly Hillbillies
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Granny)
(movie, 1993)
···Miracle Child
Genre: Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Doc Betty)
(movie, 1991)
···A Little Piece of Heaven
Genre: Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Edwina 'Ed' McKevin)
(movie, 1991)
···In Broad Daylight
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ruth Westerman)
Genre: Drama, Western, Family
Role: Actor (as Narrator · The Elder Amy)
(movie, 1989)
···Prancer
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Mrs. McFarland)
(movie, 1987)
···The Facts of Life Down Under
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Beverly Ann Stickle)
(movie, 1987)
···Walk Like a Man
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Margaret Shand)
(movie, 1986)
···My Little Pony: The Movie
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Hydia)
(movie, 1986)
···Shadow Play
Genre: Mystery
Role: Actor (as Millie Crown)
(movie, 1986)
···Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Dola (2003))
(movie, 1985)
···Deadly Intentions
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Charlotte Raynor)
(movie, 1985)
···Love Is Never Silent
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Anglin)
(movie, 1982)
···Miss All-American Beauty
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Agatha Blaine)
(movie, 1981)
···History of the World: Part I
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Madame Defarge)
(movie, 1981)
···The Acorn People
Genre: Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Nurse Betty Nelson)
(movie, 1980)
···Herbie Goes Bananas
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Tante Louise Trends)
(movie, 1980)
···The Oldest Living Graduate
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Maureen)
(movie, 1979)
···The Muppet Movie
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Miss Tracy)
(movie, 1979)
···S.O.S. Titanic
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Molly Brown)
(movie, 1978)
···Long Journey Back
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Laura Casella)
(movie, 1977)
···High Anxiety
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Nurse Charlotte Diesel)
(movie, 1977)
···The Mouse and His Child
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Euterpe)
(movie, 1975)
···Crazy Mama
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Melba)
(movie, 1975)
···Someone I Touched
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Laura Hyatt)
(movie, 1974)
···Young Frankenstein
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Frau Blücher)
(movie, 1974)
···Daisy Miller
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Ezra Miller)
(movie, 1974)
···Death Sentence
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Susan Davies)
(movie, 1974)
···Hitchhike!
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Claire Stevens)
(movie, 1974)
···The Migrants
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Viola Barlow)
(movie, 1973)
···Dillinger
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Anna Sage)
(movie, 1973)
···Charley and the Angel
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Nettie Appleby)
(movie, 1973)
···Dying Room Only
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jean Mitchell)
Genre: Mystery
Role: Actor (as Ronda)
(movie, 1971)
···The Last Picture Show
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Ruth Popper)
(movie, 1971)
···The Steagle
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Rita Weiss)
Genre: Western
Role: Actor (as Agnes)
(movie, 1955)
···Kiss Me Deadly
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Christina Bailey)