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Cloris Leachman is a Actor and Thanks American born on 30 april 1926 at Des Moines (USA)

Cloris Leachman

Cloris Leachman
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Nationality USA
Birth 30 april 1926 (92 years) at Des Moines (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

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 co-starred in the 1971 film The Last Picture Show for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

As Miss Chicago, Leachman competed in the 20th Miss America pageant and placed in the Top 16 in 1946. 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 in the last two seasons of The Facts of Life, portraying the character Beverly Ann Stickle. She also played the role of Daisy May "Granny" Moses in the 1993 film "The Beverly Hillbillies", directed by Penelope Spheeris. In the 2000s, she had a recurring role as Lois' mother Ida Gorski on Malcolm in the Middle. She appeared as a roaster in the Comedy Central 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 is the oldest contestant to have danced on the series. From 2010 to 2014 she starred as Maw Maw in the television comedy Raising Hope.

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.

Biography

From 1953 to 1979, Leachman was married to Hollywood impresario George Englund. Leachman's former mother-in-law was character actress Mabel Albertson, best known for playing Samantha Stevens' bewildered and frustrated mother-in-law on Bewitched. The marriage produced five children, four sons and one daughter: Bryan (died 1986), Morgan, Adam, Dinah and George. Some of them are in show business. Her son Morgan played Dylan on Guiding Light throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.

She called herself an agnostic in an interview with Grandparents magazine. In 2012, Leachman said she was an atheist.

The Englunds were Bel Air neighbors of Judy Garland and Sid Luft, and of their children, Lorna and Joey Luft, during the early 1960s. Lorna Luft states in her memoir Me and My Shadows: A Family Memoir that Leachman was "the kind of mom I'd only seen on TV". Knowing of the turmoil at the Garland home but never mentioning it, Leachman prepared meals for Judy's children and made them feel welcome whenever they needed a place to stay.

Leachman was also a friend of Marlon Brando, whom she met while studying under Elia Kazan in the 1950s. She introduced him to her husband, who became close to Brando as well, directing him in The Ugly American and writing a memoir about their friendship called Marlon Brando: The Way It's Never Been Done Before (2005).

In a parody of the famous Demi Moore Vanity Fair magazine cover photo, Leachman posed "au naturel" on the cover of Alternative Medicine Digest (issue 15, 1997) body-painted with images of fruit. A vegetarian, Leachman also posed clad only in lettuce for a 2009 PETA advertisement. Leachman also starred in a comedic 2013 spay and neuter ad for PETA, opening a condom wrapper with her teeth.

Leachman's autobiography Cloris: My Autobiography was published in March 2009. She wrote the bestselling book with her former husband, George Englund.

Leachman's granddaughter, Anabel Englund, is a singer. In addition to Anabel, Cloris has five other grandchildren - Portia, Skye, Arielle, Jackson, Hallelujah, and one great-grandson Braden.

Best films

The Croods (2013)
(Actress)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
(Thanks)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
(Actress)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
(Actress)
Beavis and Butt-head Do America (1996)
(Actress)
The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)
(Actress)

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Filmography of Cloris Leachman (95 films)

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So B. It
So B. It (2017)

Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal
Origin USA
Themes Films about children, Children's films
Actors Talitha Bateman, Jessica Collins, Alfre Woodard, John Heard, Jacinda Barrett, Dash Mihok
Roles Alice Wilinsky
Rating78% 3.940073.940073.940073.940073.94007
A 12-year-old girl named Heidi DeMuth (Talitha Bateman) decides to take a solo trip across the country.
The Comedian, 1h59
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about television
Actors Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Veronica Ferres, Charles Grodin
Roles May Conner
Rating56% 2.8498852.8498852.8498852.8498852.849885
Jackie Burke est un célèbre humoriste. Alors qu'il tente de se réinventer, son public ne veut le voir que dans la peau du personnage qu'il incarnait jadis à la télévision. Lors d'un de ses shows, il s'en prend violemment à un membre du public. Jackie est condamné à du travail d'intérêt général, notamment à la soupe populaire. Il y fait la rencontre de Harmony Schiltz.
Unity
Unity (2015)
, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Lena Headey, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried
Roles Herself - Narrator (voice)
Rating74% 3.7388053.7388053.7388053.7388053.738805
UNITY will be a documentary that explores humanity’s transformation. It will be a film about "compassion for all beings", all “expressions of life”, and going beyond any and all “separation based on form”. The film is presented in five chapters: 'Cosmic', 'Mind', 'Body', 'Heart' and 'Soul'.
The Wedding Ringer, 1h41
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Actors Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Kaley Cuoco, Olivia Thirlby, Affion Crockett, Jorge Garcia
Roles Grandma Palmer
Rating66% 3.348633.348633.348633.348633.34863
Jimmy Callahan provides best man services, through The Best Man Inc., for guys who don't have the friends necessary for a wedding. Doug Harris, a successful tax attorney, and his fiancee Gretchen Palmer are planning for their wedding day. Doug becomes frantic searching for a best man, and is referred to Jimmy's company by his party planner, Edmundo.
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, 1h32
Directed by Christopher B. Landon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Halston Sage, Sara Malakul Lane, Patrick Schwarzenegger, David Koechner
Roles Miss Fielder
Rating62% 3.148963.148963.148963.148963.14896
Three high school sophomores, Ben (Tye Sheridan), Carter (Logan Miller), and Augie (Joey Morgan), are trying to recruit new members for their scout group, led by their Scout Leader Rogers (David Koechner). While Augie has always been happy about being a scout, Ben and Carter have second thoughts. Carter tries convincing Ben to quit but he can't as Augie is about to get his Condor Patch. Their conversation of quitting is cut short when Ben accidentally hits a deer. They manage to get help from Carter's sister, Kendall (Halston Sage), and her friends. Ben, who's had a crush on Kendall, gets some advice from her and they all see that the dead deer has vanished. Before they leave, the two are invited to the "Secret Seniors Party" and Carter is given the address. When they go to get alcohol for the party, they meet Denise (Sarah Dumont), a cocktail waitress that works at a strip club. She and Ben hit it off and she agrees to buy the alcohol for them. The two then meet up with Augie in the woods so they can set up their campsite. That night, still concerned about the disappearance of Scout Leader Rogers, the trio talk about how great their friendship has been before heading to sleep. Before the night is out, Carter wakes Ben so they can attend the party. Augie catches up, however, and is disappointed by their choice. The two drive into town to find that the bouncer for the strip club is no longer there and they sneak in. The two are immediately attacked by a zombified bouncer and stripper before being saved by a shotgun wielding Denise. Augie goes to Scout Leader Rogers' house to see if he's OK, only to be attacked by him. He quickly subdues his zombie leader by setting him on fire and tying him up.
The Croods
The Croods (2013)
, 1h38
Directed by Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, La préhistoire, Animaux préhistoriques, Children's films
Actors Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, Cloris Leachman
Roles Gran Crood (voice)
Rating71% 3.5960453.5960453.5960453.5960453.596045
A cave family called the Croods survives due to the overprotective nature of their stubborn, stern patriarch, Grug. The only one who questions the family's sheltered life is his teenaged daughter Eep who frequently disobeys her father's orders out of curiosity, which he finds dangerous. After stealing an egg for their meal and running afoul with a carnivorous cat; Grug and Eep, along with her mother Ugga, her grandmother Gran, and her younger brother and sister Thunk and Sandy face time sheltered in their cave home.
Adult World, 1h33
Directed by Scott Coffey
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors John Cusack, Emma Roberts, Armando Riesco, Shannon Woodward, Chris Riggi, Scott Coffey
Roles Mary Ann
Rating62% 3.100023.100023.100023.100023.10002
Recent college graduate Amy (Emma Roberts) believes she's destined to be a great poet. Pressed by her parents to earn a living, she takes a job at a small sex shop, Adult World, where she works with the manager, Alex (Evan Peters). When her car is stolen, her parents discover that she had canceled the car's theft insurance to afford submission fees for poetry journals, and kick her out. She briefly moves in with a coworker, drag queen Rubia (Armando Riesco), before finding her own apartment.
Foodfight!
Foodfight! (2012)
, 1h27
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Animation
Actors Charlie Sheen, Eva Longoria, Hilary Duff, Wayne Brady, Robert Costanzo, Larry Miller
Roles Brand X Lunch Lady
Rating18% 0.905720.905720.905720.905720.90572
Foodfight! takes place in the "Marketropolis" supermarket. After closing time, the supermarket transforms into a city in which all the citizens are personified well-known marketing icons, A.K.A. "Ikes". The story opens with the protagonist Dex Dogtective (Sheen) saving kittens before he tells his friend, Daredevil Dan (Brady), that he is about to ask his girlfriend Sunshine Goodness (Duff) to marry him. However, Dan attempts to draw a picture of Dex proposing but crashes and Sunshine goes to assist Dan before Dex can propose. Dan returns, but has no idea of what happened to Sunshine.
The Story of Bonnie and Clyde
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Kevin Zegers, Hilary Duff, Richard Tyson, Rance Howard, Kate Maberly, Lee Majors
Roles Cumie Barrow

L'histoire de Bonnie et Clyde, un couple de criminels américains spécialisé dans le braquage de banques.
Gambit
Gambit (2012)
, 1h29
Directed by Michael Hoffman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Escroquerie
Actors Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Tom Courtenay, Cloris Leachman
Roles Grandma Merle
Rating56% 2.846662.846662.846662.846662.84666
British art curator Harry Deane (Colin Firth) decides to seek revenge on his abusive boss Lord Shabandar (Alan Rickman) by conning him into buying a fake Monet ("Haystacks at Dusk"), a painting that has been missing since 1945, after being plundered by the Nazis. He teams up with a master art forger, the Major, and travels to Alpine, Texas to find rodeo queen, PJ Puznowski (Cameron Diaz) whom he plans to recruit in his scheme. Harry envisions the plan in his head, and goes to a bar to talk to PJ. PJ's friend Merle, angered by his advances, punches Harry in the face and a bar fight is started. PJ walks outside to find Harry and the Major cleaning their wounds, and they talk to her about the deal. She agrees and the next day the three drive out to PJ's grandmother's mobile home out in the desert. They hang the fake Monet on the wall and take a picture with the painting in the background. The picture is to appear with an article on the rodeo queen that will be published in a magazine that is part of Shabandar's media empire.
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure, 1h27
Directed by Matthew Diamond
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Musical
Themes Musical films, Children's films
Actors Chazz Palminteri, Cloris Leachman, Jaime Pressly, Christopher Lloyd, Cary Elwes, Toni Braxton
Roles Dotty Rounder
Rating63% 3.1808953.1808953.1808953.1808953.180895
On Schluufy's birthday, the Oogieloves, Goobie, Zoozie, and Toofie, and their friends J. Edgar, Windy Window, and Ruffy, work on organizing a party. Everything is going as planned until J. Edgar trips and loses the last five magical balloons in all of Lovelyloveville, prompting The Oogieloves to set out and find the magical balloons in time for the party. Along the way, they meet Dotty Rounder, Bobby Wobbly, Milky Marvin, Rosalie Rosebud, and Lola and Lero Sombrero.
The Fields
The Fields (2011)
, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Cloris Leachman, Tara Reid, Brian Anthony Wilson, Tommy Lee Wallace
Roles Gladys
Rating44% 2.210992.210992.210992.210992.21099
The film takes place in a small Pennsylvania town in 1973, and tells the story of a young boy (Joshua Ormond) and his family (Tara Reid, Faust Checho, Cloris Leachman, Bev Appleton) as they are terrorized by an unseen presence in the surrounding fields.
You Again
You Again (2010)
, 1h45
Directed by Andy Fickman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Annable, Betty White, Billy Unger
Roles Helen
Rating58% 2.9020052.9020052.9020052.9020052.902005
In 2002 Marni (Kristen Bell) is an acne-riddled high school sophomore at Ridgefield High School, with glasses and braces, making a video about how much she hates high school, and reveals how she is tormented and bullied by other children, specifically J-J (Odette Yustman), who made Marni's high school life miserable. She adds that her protective older brother, Will (James Wolk), was very popular as a handsome basketball player. However, at a very important basketball game, J-J pushes the mascot (Marni), who runs into Will, resulting in a loss of the game.
Expecting Mary, 1h37
Directed by Dan Gordon, Dan Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy-drama
Actors Elliott Gould, Linda Gray, Lainie Kazan, Cloris Leachman, Della Reese, Olesya Rulin
Roles Annie
Rating59% 2.956262.956262.956262.956262.95626
Mary (Olesya Rulin) is a 16-year-old girl who is 8 months pregnant. She had all the trappings of an upscale life, but ran away from her mother Meg (Cybill Shepherd) and stepfather Phil Cuthbart (Duncan Bravo). It's only when she finds herself in a small New Mexico town in a downtrodden trailer park where she learns the real meaning of love, sacrifice, and family.
Inglourious Basterds, 2h33
Directed by Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino
Origin German
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Alternate history films
Actors Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl
Roles Mrs. Himmelstein (cut scenes)
Rating81% 4.057724.057724.057724.057724.05772
In 1941, SS colonel Hans Landa, the "Jew Hunter", interrogates French dairy farmer Perrier LaPadite as to the whereabouts of the last unaccounted-for Jewish family in the neighborhood. Under threat of continued harassment from the Germans, LaPadite reveals that the Dreyfus family is hidden under the floor. Landa orders SS soldiers to shoot through the floorboards and kill the family. All are killed except Shosanna, who escapes and flees through the field. Landa watches her go, deciding not to shoot her at the last second.