Cloris Leachman

Cloris Leachman

Highest Rated: 100% Lovers and Other Strangers (1970)

Lowest Rated: 0% Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? (2016)

Birthday: Apr 30, 1926

Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, USA

With a career that spanned a staggering six decades on stage and screen, actress Cloris Leachman was one of primetime's funniest comediennes and a favorite player in the classic film satires of Mel Brooks. A former beauty pageant winner who began her career on the Broadway stage, Leachman's first high profile achievement was her Academy Award-winning performance in Peter Bogdanovich's stark drama "The Last Picture Show" (1971). From there, the over-40 actress' career kicked into high gear, with award-winning roles as the hilariously self-important Phyllis Lindstrom on the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" (CBS, 1970-77) and the subsequent spin-off, "Phyllis" (CBS, 1975-77). She forever held a place in film comedy history for her tightly wound, strangely accented characters in Brooks' "Young Frankenstein" (1974) and "History of the World, Part 1" (1981) - a strength she introduced to a new generation of fans in the role of grandma Ida on Fox's quirky "Malcolm in the Middle" (Fox, 2000-06). The octogenarian became the reality competition's oldest contestant when she joined the cast of "Dancing with the Stars" (ABC, 2005- ) in 2008, then trotted on to the sitcom "Raising Hope" (Fox, 2010-14), as the semi-lucid grandmother "Maw Maw" Chance. With more than 40 years of film and television work under her belt, Leachman made it clear she was far from ready to retire, and had plenty more laughs to impart to appreciative fans of all ages.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jump, Darling Margaret (Character) - 2020
77% 95% The Croods: A New Age Gran (Voice) $52.4M 2020
No Score Yet 67% When We Last Spoke Itasca (Character) - 2019
89% 66% Lez Bomb Josephine (Character) - 2018
63% 91% I Can Only Imagine Memaw (Character) $83.5M 2018
0% 92% Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? Maxine (Character) $39.4K 2016
45% 90% So B. It Alice Wilinsky (Character) $46K 2016
24% 28% The Comedian May Conner (Character) $1.7M 2016
No Score Yet 41% The Bronx Bull Lilian Forrester (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 59% Unity Narrator - 2015
44% 67% This Is Happening Estelle (Character) - 2015
44% 48% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Miss Fielder (Character) $3.7M 2015
29% 63% The Wedding Ringer Grandma Palmer (Character) $64.5M 2015
72% 77% The Croods Gran (Voice) $187.2M 2013
56% 38% Adult World Mary Anne (Character) $4.4K 2013
30% 63% The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure Dotty Rounder (Character) $1.1M 2012
18% 23% Gambit Grandma Merle (Character) - 2012
60% 27% The Fields Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fields Gladys (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 29% Expecting Mary Annie (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 50% American Cowslip Sandy (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 64% Love Takes Wing Hattie Clarence (Character) - 2009
37% 37% New York, I Love You Mitzie (Character) $1.6M 2009
14% 38% The Women Maggie (Character) $26.9M 2008
91% 83% Ponyo Noriko (Voice) $15.1M 2008
No Score Yet 90% Brando Unknown (Character) - 2007
41% 75% Beerfest Great Gam Gam (Character) $19.2M 2006
31% 62% The Longest Yard Lynette (Character) $158.1M 2005
43% 40% Mrs. Harris Pearl Schwartz (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 19% The Californians Boatwright (Character) $4.1K 2005
No Score Yet 88% Beach Girls Unknown (Character) - 2005
73% 57% Sky High Nurse Spex (Character) $63.9M 2005
53% 60% Spanglish Evelyn Wright (Character) $42M 2004
11% 41% Alex & Emma Grandmother (Character) $14.2M 2003
78% 75% Bad Santa Grandmother (Character) $60.1M 2003
46% 64% The Amati Girls Dolly (Character) $47.8K 2001
22% 50% Manna From Heaven Helen Madden (Character) $505.7K 2001
12% 34% Hanging Up Pat (Character) $36M 2000
96% 90% The Iron Giant Mrs. Lynley Tensedge (Voice) - 1999
63% 72% Music of the Heart Assunta Guaspari (Character) $14.8M 1999
No Score Yet 73% Annabelle's Wish Unknown (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Never Too Late Olive (Character) - 1996
72% 69% Beavis and Butt-head Do America Old Woman on Plane and Bus (Voice) $63.1M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between Love and Honor Anna Collura (Character) - 1995
14% 46% A Troll in Central Park Queen Gnorga (Voice) - 1994
22% 32% The Beverly Hillbillies Daisy Mae 'Granny' Moses (Character) $42.2M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spies Pamela Beale (Character) - 1993
14% 45% My Boyfriend's Back Maggie (Character) $3.2M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miracle Child Doc Betty (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fade to Black Ruth (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Kiss Goodbye Mrs. Samuels (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 55% Double, Double, Toil and Trouble Aunt Agatha/Aunt Sofia (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Broad Daylight Ruth Westerman (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Little Piece of Heaven Edwina "Ed" McKevin (Character) - 1991
55% 47% Texasville Ruth Popper (Character) $1.9M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Hurts Ruth Weaver (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fine Things Ruth Fine (Character) - 1990
67% 58% Prancer Mrs. McFarland (Character) $18.1M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sparky's Magic Piano Unknown (Voice) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wedding Day Blues Mrs. Haldane (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 51% Walk Like a Man Margaret Shand (Character) $186.9K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hansel and Gretel The Witch (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 67% The Little Troll Prince Queen Sirena (Voice) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Facts of Life Down Under Beverly Ann Stickle (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 73% My Little Pony Hydia (Voice) $4.4M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow Play Millie Crown (Character) $191.2K 1986
96% 91% Castle in the Sky Dola (Voice) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Is Never Silent Mrs. Anglin (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Intentions Charlotte Raynor (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter Mary Kovacs (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Demon Murder Case Joan Greenway (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dixie: Changing Habits Sister Eugenio (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 14% Miss All-American Beauty Agatha Blaine (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Strange Uncle IMAX Unknown (Character) - 1981
58% 81% History of the World: Part I Madame Defarge (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Advice to the Lovelorn Maggie Dale (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Acorn People Nurse Betty Nelson (Character) - 1981
40% 37% Herbie Goes Bananas Aunt Louise (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 60% Foolin' Around Samantha (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oldest Living Graduate Maureen (Character) - 1980
78% 80% The North Avenue Irregulars Claire (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 74% Scavenger Hunt Mildred Carruthers (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Willa Darla Jean (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet S.O.S. Titanic Molly Brown (Character) - 1979
88% 88% The Muppet Movie Lord's Secretary (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. R's Daughter Ruth Randell (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Long Journey Back Laura Casella (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Happened One Christmas Clara Oddbody (Character) - 1977
72% 67% High Anxiety Nurse Diesel (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 60% The Mouse and His Child Euterpe (Voice) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat Iris Havlicek (Character) - 1976
88% 37% Crazy Mama Melba (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Girl Named Sooner Old Mam Hawes (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 80% Death Scream Mrs. Singleton (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New, Original Wonder Woman Queen Hippolyta (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 29% Someone I Touched Laura Hyatt (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 70% Thursday's Game Lois Ellison (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hitchhike! Claire Stevens (Character) - 1974
94% 92% Young Frankenstein Frau Blücher (Character) - 1974
75% 31% Daisy Miller Mrs. Ezra Miller (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Migrants Viola Barlow (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 14% Death Sentence Susan Davies (Character) - 1974
93% 74% Dillinger Anna Sage (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 33% Charley and the Angel Nettie Appleby (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Brand New Life Victoria Douglas (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dying Room Only Jean Mitchell (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crime Club Hilary Kelton (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 55% Happy Mother's Day, Love George Ronda (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Of Thee I Sing Mary Turner (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Haunts of the Very Rich Ellen Blunt (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suddenly Single Joanne Hackett (Character) - 1971
100% 90% The Last Picture Show Ruth Popper (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Steagle Rita Weiss (Character) - 1971
100% 73% Lovers and Other Strangers Bernice Henderson (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 38% WUSA Philomene (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Silent Night, Lonely Night Ginny (Character) - 1969
90% 92% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Agnes (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 18% The Chapman Report Miss Selby (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 50% The Rack Caroline (Character) - 1956
98% 84% Kiss Me Deadly Christina Bailey (Character) $882 1955

TV

Credit
74% 68% American Gods Zorya Vechernyaya (Character) 2021 2019 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elena of Avalor Hool (Guest Voice) 2018-2020
42% 89% Mad About You Mrs. Mandelbaum (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Tell the Truth Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clarence Cloris (Guest Voice) 2016
94% 74% Royal Pains Annette Bellamy (Guest Star) 2016
91% 89% Bob's Burgers Unknown (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2015
47% 46% The Millers Louise (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Wife Swap Guest 2015
No Score Yet 85% Riley's World Mrs. Svorski (Guest Star) 2014-2015
No Score Yet 75% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
61% 92% Franklin & Bash Irina Lottye Kruskal (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 95% Phineas and Ferb Mrs. Feyersied (Guest Voice),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2014 2009
96% 89% Raising Hope Maw Maw (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2010-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2014
35% 40% Kirstie Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet 78% Hot in Cleveland Peg (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctors Guest 2013
100% 93% Adventure Time Old Marceline (Guest Voice) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2009-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2009-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet HawthoRNe Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars Unknown (Guest Star),
Contestant
2008-2009
81% 90% The Office Lily Hanaday (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comedy Central Roast Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest 2008
37% No Score Yet The Wedding Bells Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 90% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2003-2006 2001
65% 66% Two and a Half Men Norma (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Herself (Guest Voice) 2005
96% 57% Joan of Arcadia Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
63% No Score Yet Happy Family Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2003 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 2003
54% No Score Yet The Ellen Show Dot Richmond (Character) 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twice in a Lifetime Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
67% No Score Yet Norm Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thanks Unknown (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Promised Land Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maybe This Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 80% The Nanny Clara Mueller (Character) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Dinner Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
85% 76% The Simpsons Mrs. Glick (Guest Voice) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nutt House Ms. Frick (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Facts of Life Beverly Ann Stickle (Character) 1986-1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our House Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Unknown (Character),
Guest
1984 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Associates Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show Phyllis Lindstrom (Character) 1977 1970-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Phyllis Phyllis Lindstrom (Character) 1975-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhoda Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bobby Darin Show Guest 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE STARZ: American Gods Zorya Vechernyaya (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judd for the Defense Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Barker's Ex-Wife (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guns of Will Sonnett Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Gloria Shine (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Rhoda Kirsh (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Eve Winters (Guest Star) 1961-1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1962 1958 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Sarah (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Target: The Corruptors Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Mrs. Fremont (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Donna Reed Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marshal Dillon Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Boni (Guest Star) 1961 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Staccato Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timmy & Lassie Unknown (Character) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lassie Ruth Martin (Character) 1957-1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Unknown (Character) 1958 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeff's Collie Unknown (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Screen Directors Playhouse Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Suspense Unknown (Character) 1951-1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Tomorrow Unknown (Character) 1951

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