Cloris Leachman was an American actress and comedienne whose career spanned more than seven decades. She won many 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. She won an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Daytime Emmy Award. Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, Leachman attended Northwestern University and began appearing in local plays as a teenager. After competing in the 1946 Miss America pageant, she secured a scholarship to study under Elia Kazan at the Actors Studio in New York City, making her professional debut in 1948.
|Born||April 30, 1926, Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.|
|Died||January 27, 2021, Encinitas, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Northwestern University|
|Relatives||Claiborne Cary (sister), Anabel Englund (granddaughter)|
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Actress who won over seven Emmy Awards and played the role of neighbor Phyllis Lindstrom on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
She represented Illinois in the Miss America competition and then began her acting career.
She appeared on Dancing with the Stars in 2008.
She married George Englund in 1953, and the couple had five children before divorcing in 1979.
She co-starred with Kim Fields in The Facts of Life.
- Miss America 1940s delegates
- Actresses from Des Moines, Iowa
- Actresses from Los Angeles County, California
- Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award winners
- Best Musical or Comedy Actress Golden Globe (television) winners
- Best Supporting Actress BAFTA Award winners
- Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Primetime Emmy Award winners
- Best Supporting Actress Academy Award winners
- Illinois State University alumni
- Northwestern University School of Communication alumni
- Western (genre) television actors
- Women autobiographers
- American autobiographers
- American women comedians
Latest information about Cloris Leachman updated on June 07 2021.