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Cloris Leachman was born on April 30, 1926, in Iowa and died on January 27, 2021.
She was an American movie and television actress and comedian with a career spanning more than seven decades. In addition to eight Primetime Emmy Awards, she has been nominated for 22 other awards, making her the most nominated and most awarded performer in Emmy history.
Cloris died in her sleep at her home in Encinitas, California, on January 27, 2021. She was 94 years old. COVID-19 was a contributing factor to the death due to a stroke. On February 7, 2021, her body was cremated. She won her first Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for the TV movie 'A Brand New Life' released in 1973.
Cloris Leachman's net worth was around $10 million at the time of her death.
The annual earnings of Clors Leachman were never known to the public.
Cloris Leachman was 5 ft 4 in (166 cm).
Cloris Leachman was 94 years old at the time of her death in 2021 as she was born on April 30, 1926, in Iowa.
Leachman was born on April 30, 1926, the eldest of three daughters in Des Moines, Iowa. Cloris Wallace and Berkeley Claiborne 'Buck' Leachman were her parents. Cloris Wallace's father was a lumberyard owner.
Claiborne Cary, her younger sister, was a singer and actress. Mary did not work in the entertainment industry. Their maternal grandmother was of Czech (Bohemian) descent.
Cloris Leachman graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School. After graduating, she enrolled at Northwestern University's School of Education. When Leachman was a teenager, she performed in plays by local youth at Drake University in Des Moines on weekends.
Gamma Phi Beta was her fraternity at Northwestern University, where future comic actors Paul Lynde and Charlotte Rae were classmates. Shortly after competing in Miss America in 1946, she began appearing on television and in movies. At the time, she was Miss Chicago. She won a scholarship at the Actors Studio in New York City after competing in the 1946 Miss America pageant.
George Englund was Leachman's husband from 1953-1979. Despite their differences, their marriage endured. They had five children before they finally got divorced in the '70s.
Actress Leachman rose to fame when she played the a character in 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1969). She also starred with Paul Newman in the political drama 'WUSA' (1970). For Peter Bogdanovich's 'The Last Picture Show' (1971), she won an Academy Award as the lonely wife of a high school football coach. She then appeared in several TV movies and television series, including 'Of Thee I Sing' (1972) and 'The Migrants' (1974). She got nominated for Golden Globe Award for her performance in the movie 'Charley and the Angel' (1973).
From the early 21st century, Leachman occasionally appeared in films, including 'The Comedian' (2016), 'I Can Only Imagine' (2018), and 'Jump, Darling' (2020). Additionally, she voiced a cavewoman in the animated family comedy 'The Croods' (2013) and its sequel in 2020.
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Cloris Leachman's role in 'The Last Picture Show', was nominated for a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, and a BAFTA Award. Eight of her 22 Emmy nominations have been for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, including 'Mary Tyler Moore Show' (1974), 'A Brand New Life' (1973), 'Malcolm in the Middle' (2002-2006), and various sitcoms.
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