Cloris Leachman (born April 30, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa) is an American actress.
Her impressive career spans seven decades and she is still acting today at age 94. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Last Picture Show. Other notable film roles include Frau Blücher (*WHINNY*) in Young Frankenstein, Mrs. Tensedge in The Iron Giant and Evelyn Wright in Spanglish. On television, she was a regular on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and her character was spun-off into her own show Phyllis. Before getting into show business she was a beauty pageant winner, winning "Miss Chicago" in 1946 and competing in the Miss America pageant, where she was elminated in the round of 16.
She holds the record for the most acting Emmy awards with eight, which has since been matched by Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
- Kiss Me Deadly (1955): Christina Bailey.
- Lassie (1957-1958): Ruth Martin.
- The Twilight Zone (1959), episode "It's a Good Life" (1961): Mrs. Agnes Fremont.note
- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969): Agnes.
- The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1975): Phyllis Lindstrom.
- Rhoda (1974): Phyllis Lindstrom.
- Phyllis (1975-1977): Phyllis Lindstrom.
- The Last Picture Show (1971): Ruth Popper.
- Texasville (1990): Ruth Popper.
- Dillinger (1973): Anna Sage.
- Young Frankenstein (1974): Frau Blücher.
- A Girl Named Sooner (1975): Old Mam Hawes.
- Wonder Woman, episode "The New Original Wonder Woman" (1975): Queen Hippolyta.
- High Anxiety (1977): Nurse Diesel.
- Scavenger Hunt (1979): Mildred Carruthers.
- History of the World Part I (1981): Madame Defarge.
- The Facts of Life (1986-1988): Beverly Ann Stickle.
- My Little Pony The Movie (1986): Hydia.
- The Simpsons, episode "Three Men and a Comic Book" (1991): Mrs. Glick.
- The Iron Giant (1999): Mrs. Tensedge.
- Malcolm in the Middle (2001-2006): Grandma Ida.
- Spanglish (2004): Evelyn Wright.
- Sky High (2005): Nurse Spex.
- Beerfest (2006): Great Gam Gam.
- Dancing with the Stars (2008): Herself.
- Raising Hope (2010-2014): Maw Maw.
- The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012): Dottie Rounder.
- The Croods (2013): Gran.
- American Gods (2017, 2019): Zorya Vechernyaya.
- Justice League Action (2017-2018): Granny Goodness.
- Elena of Avalor, episode "A Tale of Two Scepters" (2018): Hool.