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Cloris Leachman

Actress
Female
Born Apr 30, 1926

Cloris Leachman 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 co-starred 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.… Read More

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1926 Birth Born on April 30, 1926.

TWENTIES

1946 20 Years Old 1 More Event
As Miss Chicago, Leachman competed in the 20th Miss America pageant and placed in the Top 16 in 1946. … Read More
1947 21 Years Old She made her feature film debut as an extra in the 1947 film Carnegie Hall, but had her first real role in Robert Aldrich's film noir classic Kiss Me Deadly, released in 1955. … Read More
1953 27 Years Old From 1953 to 1979, Leachman was married to Hollywood impresario George Englund. … Read More

THIRTIES

1959 33 Years Old 1 More Event
She was replaced by June Lockhart in 1959.
1960 34 Years Old In 1960 she played Marilyn Parker, the roommate of Janice Rule's character, Elena Nardos, in the Checkmate episode The Mask of Vengeance.

FORTIES

1966 40 Years Old In 1966 she guest starred on Perry Mason as Gloria Shine in "The Case of the Crafty Kidnapper."
1970 44 Years Old In late 1970, Leachman starred on one episode of That Girl as Don Hollinger's sister, "Sandy". … Read More

FIFTIES

1977 51 Years Old In 1977, she guest starred on The Muppet Show, episode 2.24 (48th episode).
1978 52 Years Old In 1978, she won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1986 60 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1986, Leachman returned to television, replacing Charlotte Rae's character Edna Garrett as the den mother on The Facts of Life. … Read More
1998 - 2005 2 More Events
2006 80 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, Leachman's performance alongside Sir Ben Kingsley and Annette Bening in the HBO special Mrs. Harris earned her an Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or TV movie as well as a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries.
2011 85 Years Old 1 More Event
Leachman was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2011.
2012 86 Years Old She called herself an agnostic in an interview with Grandparents magazine. In 2012, Leachman said she was an atheist. … Read More
2013 87 Years Old Leachman also starred in a comedic 2013 spay and neuter ad for PETA, opening a condom wrapper with her teeth. … Read More
2014 88 Years Old On June 20, 2014, Leachman received an honorary degree from her alma mater, Northwestern University. … Read More
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