(Leachman also ties Julia Louis-Dreyfus for the most Emmy wins in history, with eight.) She was also an Oscar winner, a Golden Globe winner, and a Daytime Emmy Award winner, and she left an indelible mark on the worlds of film, TV, and comedy.
After a couple decades in small roles, Ms. Leachman achieved her breakthrough in the early 1970s with two roles, that demonstrated her range. She's survived by three sons and a daughter.
Cloris Leachman appeared as Phyllis in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and as the mother of Timmy on the Lassie series. Saddened by the news of her passing, Saget also took to Twitter to write a touching post by tweeting, "So sad over the loss of the brilliant Cloris Leachman". She was the immortal Frau Blucher in "Young Frankenstein", a signature role.
But then Leachman turns a third time, empathy all over her face as she realizes Sonny is a child who lacks her emotional intelligence. Among her many, many fans are her colleagues and former co-stars who remember working with Leachman on various projects in years past. "My deepest sympathies to her loved ones".
In addition to her live action performances, Leachman also lent her voice acting talents to such animated films as Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996), The Iron Giant (1999), Ponyo (2008), and The Croods (2013), as well as The Croods: A New Age (2020). "You never knew what Cloris was going to say or do and that unpredictable quality was part of her unparalleled magic", Leachman's manager, Juliet Green said in a statement to Variety.
Others might think first of her work in Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show.
The role eventually led to a spin-off called "Phyllis", which aired from 1975-1977. In 2009, she released her autobiography, Cloris, which made tabloid headlines for her recounting of a "wild" one-night stand with Gene Hackman. Her family was and still is involved with our theatre. She subsequently moved to NY and after starring in several theater roles on Broadway, moved to television and films. So I quit the Actors Studio'. "I couldn't stand that blue haze". The couple divorced in 1979.