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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.

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