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Cloris Leachman

 
Birth Place:
Des Moines, IA, USA
Bio:
Cloris Leachman was an American actress and comedienne. She won many accolades, including eight Primetime Emmy Awards from 22 nominations, making her the most nominated and most awarded actress in Emmy history. She won an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: April 30, 1926 (96)

Birth Place: Des Moines, IA, USA

Bio:
Cloris Leachman was an American actress and comedienne. She won many accolades, including eight Primetime Emmy Awards from 22 nominations, making her the most nominated and most awarded actress in Emmy history. She won an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival [Cancelled], 1981
Madame Arcati
  [Broadway]
1959
Amy Grenville
  [Broadway]
1958
Sara Melody [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1954
Dunreath Henry
  [Broadway]
1953
Abigail Williams [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
1952
Anne Decker
  [Broadway]
1952
Alice
  [Broadway]
1951
Honey Wainwright
  [Broadway]
1950
Evelyn
  [Broadway]
1950
Celia
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1949
Ensign Nellie Forbush [Replacement]
Ensign Nellie Forbush (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
1948
Muriel
  [New York]
Workshop, 2006
Frau Blucher

Photos

Cloris Leachman at the 55th Annual ICG Publicists Awards Photo

Cloris Leachman at the 55th Annual ICG Publicists Awards

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Date:
03/02/2018
Cloris Leachman accepts Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of Betty White at the 55 Photo

Cloris Leachman accepts Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of Betty White at the 55th Annual ICG Publicists Awards

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Date:
03/02/2018
Cloris Leachman accepts Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of Betty White at the 55 Photo

Cloris Leachman accepts Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of Betty White at the 55th Annual ICG Publicists Awards

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Date:
03/02/2018
Cloris Leachman presents Lifetime Achievement Award onstage at the 55th Annual ICG Pu Photo

Cloris Leachman presents Lifetime Achievement Award onstage at the 55th Annual ICG Publicists Awards

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Date:
03/02/2018
Cloris Leachman at the 55th Annual ICG Publicists Awards Photo

Cloris Leachman at the 55th Annual ICG Publicists Awards

From: 
Date:
03/02/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival [Cancelled], 1981
Madame Arcati

  [Broadway]
1959
Amy Grenville

  [Broadway]
1958
Sara Melody [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1954
Dunreath Henry

  [Broadway]
1953
Abigail Williams [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
1952
Anne Decker

  [Broadway]
1952
Alice

  [Broadway]
1951
Honey Wainwright

  [Broadway]
1950
Evelyn

  [Broadway]
1950
Celia

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1949
Ensign Nellie Forbush [Replacement]

Ensign Nellie Forbush (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
1948
Muriel

  [New York]
Workshop, 2006
Frau Blucher

Cloris Leachman Biography

Cloris Leachman was an American actress and comedienne. She won many accolades, including eight Primetime Emmy Awards from 22 nominations, making her the most nominated and most awarded actress in Emmy history. She won an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Daytime Emmy Award.

Film credits include Peter Bogdanovich's The Last Picture Show (1971) she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance. Additionally, she was part of Mel Brooks's ensemble cast, appearing in roles such as Frau Bl√ľcher in Young Frankenstein (1974) and Madame Defarge in History of the World, Part I (1981). She also starred in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), Spanglish (2004), and Mrs. Harris (2005).

Her television credits include The Mary Tyler Moore Show; television film A Brand New Life (1973); the variety sketch show Cher (1975); the ABC Afterschool Special production The Woman Who Willed a Miracle (1983); and the television shows Promised Land (1998), The Twilight Zone (1961; 2003), Malcolm in the Middle (2001‚Äď06), and Raising Hope (2010‚Äď2014).

Leachman released her autobiography in 2009.

Cloris Leachman Awards and Nominations

 
Theatre World Awards - 1951 - Performance Gold Star
Cloris Leachman, A Story for a Sunday Evening

Cloris Leachman News

VIDEO: Recap the Stage and Screen Career of Cloris Leachman Photo VIDEO: Recap the Stage and Screen Career of Cloris Leachman
by Nicole Rosky - May 17, 2022

Just last year, stage and screen legend Cloris Leachman passed away. With a career spanning more than seven decades, eight Primetime Emmy Awards, an Academy Award, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe Award, and a Daytime Emmy Award, one of her final roles is in LGBTQ drama Jump, Darling.

Cloris Leachman Shines in JUMP, DARLING - Now Available Photo Cloris Leachman Shines in JUMP, DARLING - Now Available
by - May 16, 2022

Special Offer - Cloris Leachman Shines in Jump, Darling - Now Available

 Photo Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre To Welcome The Clampetts in THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES ‚Ä" THE MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi - May 4, 2022

Since the theatre first opened its doors in 1996, The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre has become known for bringing both classic musicals, as well as area and regional premieres  to the stage. 

The Hollywood Museum to Present an Industry Moms Mother's Day Exhibit Photo The Hollywood Museum to Present an Industry Moms Mother's Day Exhibit
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 23, 2022

‚ÄúFor most, our mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.¬† Our mother‚Äôs love is unconditional and only grows stronger over a lifetime,‚ÄĚ says Donelle Dadigan (Founder/President of the Hollywood Museum).

BWW Interview: Aleks Pevec & Justin Michael Wilcox of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Fred Kavli Photo BWW Interview: Aleks Pevec & Justin Michael Wilcox of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at Fred Kavli Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Feb 9, 2022

It's always nice when we see a show that has never been performed in Ventura County so we were looking forward to seeing 5-Star Theatricals' Something Rotten!, the 2015 sendup of Shakespeare that answers the question: 'What if Shakespeare had a rival?' As you will read in our upcoming review in The Acorn, we were not disappointed. Something Rotten! is a riotous romp with a twisted premise, as brother Nick and Nigel Bottom attempt to upstage (literally) theatre superstar Willie Shakespeare with their next production: the first musical. Due to the faulty efforts of a befuddled Nostradamus, the Bottom Brothers set out to produce their musical, titled Omelette. Recently, we visited with two stars from 5-Star's production: Justin Michael Wilcox, who plays Nick Bottom, and Aleks Pevec, who plays the strutting Shakespeare.

SF Sketchfest Announces Postponement of 2022 Festival Photo SF Sketchfest Announces Postponement of 2022 Festival
by Michael Major - Dec 30, 2021

SF Sketchfest, co-founded and directed by David Owen, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney, the longest-running comedy festival in the U.S. The event mixes major comedy stars and up-and-coming comedians from around the world for sketch, stand-up, alternative comedy, music, improv, films, tributes, live podcasts, workshops, and panel discussions.

Cindy Williams to Star in New One-Woman Show: ME, MYSELF & SHIRLEY at Charles W. Eise Photo Cindy Williams to Star in New One-Woman Show: ME, MYSELF & SHIRLEY at Charles W. Eisemann Center
by Lorens Portalatin - Nov 21, 2021

 Cindy Williams will take the stage of the Bank of America Theatre at the Charles W. Eisemann Center in a new one-woman show, Me, Myself & Shirley for four performances only March 18-20, 2022. Tickets range from $46-$52 are on sale now and available at the Eisemann Center Ticket Office

The 91st Annual Waa-Mu Show Returns Home To Cahn Auditorium  Photo The 91st Annual Waa-Mu Show Returns Home To Cahn Auditorium 
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2021

After two years of producing the Waa-Mu Show virtually, the co-chairs of Northwestern University's 91st Annual Waa-Mu Show have announced the show will move back to Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., on the Evanston campus.

BWW Interview: Linda Purl of IN THE MOOD: SONGS FOR JUMPING BACK INTO LIFE! at Birdla Photo BWW Interview: Linda Purl of IN THE MOOD: SONGS FOR JUMPING BACK INTO LIFE! at Birdland Talks about Music, Life and Riding the Waves
by Ricky Pope - Nov 3, 2021

Linda Purl has the kind of career that actors dream of. Since she began in the 70s on the daytime drama Secret Storm, she has rarely had a period in which she was not working. She has appeared in films like Crazy Mama, Visiting Hours, Mighty Joe Young, and Fear of the Dark. She has appeared on Broadway in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Getting and Spending, and Off-Broadway in The Baby Dance. With over 50 television movies to her credit, she is a perennial presence on the small screen. She has had recurring roles on Matlock, Murder, She Wrote, The Office, Homeland, and The Oath, among dozens of others. She has the distinction of having played two different characters on the classic sitcom Happy Days. In Season 2, she played Richie Cunningham's girlfriend Gloria. Eight seasons later she played the Fonz's fianceé, Ashley.

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Ogunquit Playhouse Photo VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Gigi Gervais - Oct 30, 2021

Before the end of the run, catch a glimpse of the Ogunquit Playhouse production of Young Frankenstein. The show's final performance is tomorrow on Halloween, which is very fitting.

Cloris Leachman Videos

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Ogunquit Playhouse VideoVIDEO: Behind the Scenes of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Gigi Gervais - Oct 30, 2021

Before the end of the run, catch a glimpse of the Ogunquit Playhouse production of Young Frankenstein. The show's final performance is tomorrow on Halloween, which is very fitting.

VIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for THE CROODS: A NEW AGE VideoVIDEO: Watch the New Trailer for THE CROODS: A NEW AGE
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2020

The Croods have survived their fair share of dangers and disasters, from fanged prehistoric beasts to surviving the end of the world, but now they will face their biggest challenge of all: another family.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'A Prayer for Mad Sweeney' on Next AMERICAN GODS
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 5, 2017

On the next episode of AMERICNA GODS titled 'A Prayer for Mad Sweeney', after an over-too-quickly reunion with Shadow, Laura joins an unlikely travel companion on the road back to life and back to Shadow.

VIDEO: Starz Shares Main Titles for Original Series AMERICAN GODS
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 30, 2017

One month out from the premiere on Sunday, April 30th at 9PM ET/PT, Starz has released the opening titles for the highly anticipated original series AMERICAN GODS, produced by FremantleMedia North America.

VIDEO: Starz Debuts New Trailer for Original Series AMERICAN GODS
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 15, 2017

On the heels of the SXSW World Premiere, Starz releases a brand new trailer of godly proportions for the highly anticipated original series AMERICAN GODS premiering on Sunday, April 30th at 9PM ET/PT.

VIDEO: First Look - Patti LuPone, Robert DeNiro Star in THE COMEDIAN
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 26, 2017

Below, check out a first look at Sony Pictures Classics' THE COMEDIAN, starring Robert De Niro, Patti LuPone, and Danny DeVito.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season Two of Amazon Original Series CREATIVE GALAXY, Premiering Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

On Today, September 16, Amazon Original Kids Series CREATIVE GALAZY, the hit 'make-along, create-along' animated art adventure preschool series, is set to blast off for Season Two on Prime Video with all-new episodes.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season Two of Amazon Original Series CREATIVE GALAXY, Premiering 9/16
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 17, 2016

On Friday, September 16, Amazon Original Kids Series CREATIVE GALAZY, the hit 'make-along, create-along' animated art adventure preschool series, is set to blast off for Season Two on Prime Video with all-new episodes.

VIDEO: Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane Revive THE PRODUCERS Roles for 'Trumped: the Musical'
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 29, 2016

From the producers who brought you THE PRODUCERS comes 'Trumped the Musical' a new show starring Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Cloris Leachman and the unlikely candidate himself, Donald Trump.

BWW TV Exclusive: Stephanie J. Block, Christopher Sieber, Jackie Hoffman & More Help Celebrate the Launch of SETH'S BROADWAY DIARY, VOLUME 2
by Randy Rainbow - Nov 14, 2015

Earlier this month, DRESS CIRCLE PUBLISHING hosted a special celebration of the new book by Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky. The launch event for SETH'S BROADWAY DIARY, VOLUME 2, featured Stephanie J. Block, Andrea Burns, Ana Gasteyer, Mandy Gonzalez, Jackie Hoffman, and Christopher Sieber, who performed excerpts and some of Seth's favorite songs. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out exclusive highlights below!


Cloris Leachman Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Cloris Leachman been in?
Cloris Leachman has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

How many West End shows has Cloris Leachman been in?
Cloris Leachman has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Cloris Leachman been nominated for?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for A Story for a Sunday Evening .

What awards has Cloris Leachman won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for A Story for a Sunday Evening.