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The record-breaking actress set a record when at age 82, she appeared on Dancing with the Stars (2005). Cloris Leachman was born on April 30, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa to Berkeley Claiborne "Buck" Leachman and the former Cloris Wallace. Her father's family owned a lumber company, Leachman Lumber Co. She is of Czech (from her maternal grandmother) ... See full bio »

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 2015 Baby, Baby, Baby (completed)
Actress
 2015 This Is Happening (completed)
Estelle
 2014 Franklin & Bash (TV Series)
Irina Lottye Kruskal
- Spirits in the Material World (2014) ... Irina Lottye Kruskal
 2009-2014 Phineas and Ferb (TV Series)
Dr. Doofenshmirtz's Mom / Mrs. Feyersied
- Night of the Living Pharmacists (2014) ... Mrs. Feyersied (voice)
 2014 Girl Meets World (TV Series)
Mrs. Svorski
- Girl Meets Popular (2014) ... Mrs. Svorski
 2010-2014 Raising Hope (TV Series)
Maw Maw / Norma June
- Man's Best Friend (2014) ... Maw Maw
- Dinner with Tropes (2014) ... Maw Maw (credit only)
 2013 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
Peg
- Love Is All Around (2013) ... Peg
 2013 The Croods
Gran (voice)
 2013 Betty White's 2nd Annual 90th Birthday (TV Movie)
Archival
 2012 Adventure Time (TV Series)
Old Marceline
- Finn the Human (2012) ... Old Marceline (voice)
- Jake the Dog (2012) ... Old Marceline (voice)
 2012/I Gambit
Grandma Merle
 2012 Foodfight!
Brand X Lunch Lady (voice)
 2010 You Again
Helen (uncredited)
 2010 Blue Mountain State (TV Series)
Professor's Mom
- Midterms (2010) ... Professor's Mom
 2010 Expecting Mary
Annie
 2009 Hawthorne (TV Series)
Ms. Lachman
- Healing Time (2009) ... Ms. Lachman
 2009 Family Dinner (Video short)
Grandma Gladys Gibson
 2009 Love Takes Wing (TV Movie)
Miss Hattie Clarence
 2009 The Office (TV Series)
Lily Hanaday
- Stress Relief (2009) ... Lily Hanaday
 2008/I The Women
Maggie
 2008 Ponyo
Kayo (English version, voice)
 2007 Lake Placid 2 (TV Movie)
Sadie Bickerman
 2007 The Wedding Bells (TV Series)
Edith Fleischman
- The Fantasy (2007) ... Edith Fleischman
 2001-2006 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
Ida
- Graduation (2006) ... Ida
- Bride of Ida (2006) ... Ida
- Ida's Dance (2005) ... Ida
- Ida Loses a Leg (2005) ... Ida
- Victor's Other Family (2004) ... Ida
 2006 The Great Malones (TV Series)
- Pilot (2006)
 2005 Two and a Half Men (TV Series)
Norma
- Madame and Her Special Friend (2005) ... Norma
 2005 Mrs. Harris (TV Movie)
Pearl 'Billie' Schwartz - Tarnower's Sister
 2005 Beach Girls (TV Mini-Series)
Aunt Aida
 2004 Joan of Arcadia (TV Series)
Aunt Olive
- The Cat (2004) ... Aunt Olive
 2003 Crazy Love (TV Movie)
 2003 Happy Family (TV Series)
Lois, Peter's Mother
- Mother and Child Reunion (2003) ... Lois, Peter's Mother
 2003 Bad Santa
Grandma (uncredited)
 2003 Alex & Emma
Grandmother
 1997-2003 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Ruth
- I Will Walk with You: Part 1 (2003) ... Ruth
- Nothing But Net (1997) ... Ruth
- Inherit the Wind (1997) ... Ruth
- Clipped Wings (1997) ... Ruth
 2002 Manna from Heaven
Helen
 2001 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Sudie
- On the Beach (2001) ... Sudie
 2000 Twice in a Lifetime (TV Series)
Ruth Harper / Miss Storey
- Grandma's Shoes (2000) ... Ruth Harper / Miss Storey
 2000 Gen¹³ (Video)
Helga Kleinman (voice)
 2000 The Amati Girls
Dolly Amati
 2000 Norm (TV Series)
Mrs. Beaumont
- Norm vs. the Oldest Profession (2000) ... Mrs. Beaumont
 2000 Love & Money (TV Series)
Beverly Lapeer
- The Step Mummy (2000) ... Beverly Lapeer
 1999 The Titanic Chronicles (TV Movie) (voice)
 1999 Thanks (TV Series)
Grammy Winthrop
- Thanksgiving (1999) ... Grammy Winthrop
- Spring (1999) ... Grammy Winthrop
- Marriage (1999) ... Grammy Winthrop
- Privacy (1999) ... Grammy Winthrop
- Tobacco (1999) ... Grammy Winthrop
 1999 The Iron Giant
Mrs. Tensedge (voice)
 1996-1997 Promised Land (TV Series)
Aunt Ethel Mooster
- Mooster's Revenge (1997) ... Aunt Ethel Mooster
- The Hostage (1996) ... Aunt Ethel Mooster
 1997 Annabelle's Wish (Video)
Aunt Agnes (voice)
 1996 Never Too Late
Olive
 1995 Now and Then
Grandma Albertson
 1995 Maybe This Time (TV Series)
Beasy
- Beasy Body (1995) ... Beasy
 1995 Between Love and Honor (TV Movie)
Anna Collura
 1994 The Nanny (TV Series)
Clara Mueller
- The Nanny-In-Law (1994) ... Clara Mueller
 1993 Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (TV Movie)
Aunt Agatha / Aunt Sofia
 1993 Miracle Child (TV Movie)
Doc Betty
 1993 Without a Kiss Goodbye (TV Movie)
Mrs. Samuels
 1993 Fade to Black (TV Movie)
Ruth
 1992-1993 The Powers That Be (TV Series)
Enid Powers
- Grandma's Big Decision (1993) ... Enid Powers
- Bill's Dead... Not (1992) ... Enid Powers
 1992 Spies (TV Movie)
Pamela Beale
 1991-1992 Walter & Emily (TV Series)
Emily Collins
- Sis (1992) ... Emily Collins
- The Falcon and the Leg Man (1992) ... Emily Collins
- Date Night (1992) ... Emily Collins
- Labor Pains (1992) ... Emily Collins
- Remember Me? (1992) ... Emily Collins
 1991 A Little Piece of Heaven (TV Movie)
Edwina 'Ed' McKevin
 1991 Sunday Dinner (TV Series)
Georgianna Romani
- Whose House Is It Anyway? (1991) ... Georgianna Romani
 1991 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Mrs. Glick
- Three Men and a Comic Book (1991) ... Mrs. Glick (voice)
 1991 The Giant of Thunder Mountain
Narrator / The Elder Amy
 1991 In Broad Daylight (TV Movie)
Ruth Westerman
 1990 Ferris Bueller (TV Series)
Grandma Margaret
- Scenes from a Grandma (1990) ... Grandma Margaret
 1990 Love Hurts
Ruth Weaver
 1990 Fine Things (TV Movie)
Ruth Fine
 1989 The Nutt House (TV Series)
Ms. Frick / Mrs. Nutt
- The Nutt Cracker Suite (1989) ... Ms. Frick
- My Man Tarkington (1989) ... Ms. Frick
- To Tell the Truth (1989) ... Ms. Frick
- A Night at the Reunion (1989) ... Ms. Frick
- When Charles Met Sally (1989) ... Ms. Frick
 1989 Prancer
Mrs. McFarland
 1988 Going to the Chapel
Mrs. Haldane
 1987 Sparky's Magic Piano (Video) (voice)
 1987 The Little Troll Prince (TV Movie)
Queen Sirena (voice)
 1987 Our House (TV Series)
Miss Temple
- A Silent, Fallen Tree (1987) ... Miss Temple
 1987 Walk Like a Man
Margaret Shand
 1986 Castle in the Sky
Dola (English version, voice)
 1986 My Little Pony: The Movie
Hydia (voice)
 1986 Shadow Play
Millie Crown
 1985 Love Is Never Silent (TV Movie)
Mrs. Anglin
 1985 Blind Alleys (TV Movie)
Fran Sato
 1985 Deadly Intentions (TV Movie)
Charlotte Raynor
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Bess Dischinger
- Breakfast with Les and Bess (1985) ... Bess Dischinger
 1984 Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter (TV Movie)
Mary Kovacs
 1983 The Demon Murder Case (TV Movie)
Joan Greenway
 1983 Dixie: Changing Habits (TV Movie)
Sister Eugenio
 1983 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
May Lemke
- The Woman Who Willed a Miracle (1983) ... May Lemke
 1982 Miss All-American Beauty (TV Movie)
Agatha Blaine
 1981 Advice to the Lovelorn (TV Movie)
Maggie Dale
 1981 The Acorn People (TV Movie)
Nurse Betty Nelson
 1981 Yesterday
Mrs. Kramer
 1981 Perfectly Frank (TV Movie)
 1980 Foolin' Around
Samantha
 1980 Herbie Goes Bananas
Aunt Louise
 1980 The Oldest Living Graduate (TV Movie)
Maureen
 1979 Scavenger Hunt
Mildred Carruthers
 1979 The Associates (TV Series)
Mary Nicholson
- Mr. Marshall's Love Affair (1979) ... Mary Nicholson
 1979 S.O.S. Titanic (TV Movie)
Molly Brown
 1979 Mrs. R's Daughter (TV Movie)
Ruth Rendell
 1979 Willa (TV Movie)
Darla Jean
 1979 Backstairs at the White House (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Jaffray
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Mrs. Jaffray
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Mrs. Jaffray
 1978 Long Journey Back (TV Movie)
Laura Casella
 1977 The Mouse and His Child
Euterpe (voice)
 1976 The Love Boat (TV Movie)
Iris Havlicek
 1975 Death Scream (TV Movie)
Mrs. Singleton
 1975 A Girl Named Sooner (TV Movie)
Old Mam Hawes
 1975 Crazy Mama
Melba
 1975 Ladies of the Corridor (TV Movie)
Lulu Ames
 1975 Someone I Touched (TV Movie)
Laura Hyatt
 1974 Death Sentence (TV Movie)
Susan Davies
 1974 Ernie, Madge and Artie (TV Movie)
 1974 Thursday's Game (TV Movie)
Lois Ellison
 1974 Pete 'n' Tillie (TV Movie)
Tillie Schaefer
 1974 Hitchhike! (TV Movie)
Claire Stevens
 1974 The Migrants (TV Movie)
Viola Barlow
 1973 Dying Room Only (TV Movie)
Jean Mitchell
 1973 Charley and the Angel
Nettie Appleby
 1973 Crime Club (TV Movie)
Hilary Kelton
 1973 A Brand New Life (TV Movie)
Victoria Douglas
 1972 Of Thee I Sing (TV Movie)
Mary Turner
 1972 Haunts of the Very Rich (TV Movie)
Ellen Blunt
 1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
Mrs. Fulton / Mrs. Fulton (segment "You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore")
- Witch, Witch Burning Bright (1972) ... Mrs. Fulton
- The Sins of the Fathers/You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore (1972) ... Mrs. Fulton (segment "You Can't Get Help Like That Anymore")
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series)
Judith Eaton
- Witch, Witch, Burning Bright (1972) ... Judith Eaton
 1972 Young Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
 1971 Suddenly Single (TV Movie)
Joanne Hackett
 1971 The Steagle
Rita Weiss
 1971 Men at Law (TV Series)
Marcy Yates
 1970 That Girl (TV Series)
Sandi
 1970 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
Jean Cullen
- A Very Special Sailfish (1970) ... Jean Cullen
 1970 The People Next Door
Tina Hoffman
 1970 WUSA
Philomene
 1970 Lovers and Other Strangers
Bernice Henderson
 1969 Lancer (TV Series)
Hester / Angel Day
- Little Darling of the Sierras (1969) ... Hester
- Angel Day and Her Sunshine Girls (1969) ... Angel Day
 1969 Silent Night, Lonely Night (TV Movie)
Ginny
 1969 Ironside (TV Series)
Molly Strong
- Goodbye to Yesterday (1969) ... Molly Strong
 1967-1969 The Virginian (TV Series)
Ellen McKinley / Clara
- The Land Dreamer (1969) ... Ellen McKinley
- Requiem for a Country Doctor (1967) ... Clara
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Louise Lockhart
- Punishments, Cruel and Unusual (1968) ... Louise Lockhart
 1968 Mannix (TV Series)
Barker's Ex-wife
- The Need of a Friend (1968) ... Barker's Ex-wife
 1968 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Vera Walker
- Nightmare (1968) ... Vera Walker
 1968 Adam-12 (TV Series)
Judy
- Log 141: The Color TV Bandit (1968) ... Judy
 1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett (TV Series)
Vera
- And a Killing Rode in Town (1967) ... Vera
 1967 The Road West (TV Series)
Amadee
- The Eighty-Seven Dollar Bride (1967) ... Amadee
 1967 The Big Valley (TV Series)
Fay Kelly
- Plunder! (1967) ... Fay Kelly
 1967 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Deborah Wilson
- The List of Alice McKenna (1967) ... Deborah Wilson
 1966 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Gloria Shine
- The Case of the Crafty Kidnapper (1966) ... Gloria Shine
 1965 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Rhoda Kirsh
- Aftermath (1965) ... Rhoda Kirsh
- Wives and Losers (1965) ... Rhoda Kirsh
- Toast the Golden Couple (1965) ... Rhoda Kirsh
- The Life Machine (1965) ... Rhoda Kirsh
- Life in the Dance Hall (1965) ... Rhoda Kirsh
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Isobel Ballentine
- Goodbye and Keep Cool (1965) ... Isobel Ballentine
 1965 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series)
Laurie Sherman
- The Caller (1965) ... Laurie Sherman
 1965 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Dorothy Hummer
- Faculty Follies: Part 2 (1965) ... Dorothy Hummer
- Faculty Follies: Part 1 (1965) ... Dorothy Hummer
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series)
Angela Simms
- Conflict of Interests (1964) ... Angela Simms
 1961-1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Connie Wingate / Eve Winters / Vicki Franklin
- 88 Bars (1963) ... Connie Wingate
- Shadow on Your Shoulder (1962) ... Eve Winters
- Caper in E Flat (1961) ... Vicki Franklin
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Helen Graham
- A Night of Horns and Bells (1962) ... Helen Graham
 1962 Stoney Burke (TV Series)
Eunice Stocker
- Cousin Eunice (1962) ... Eunice Stocker
 1962 Going My Way (TV Series)
Karen Murdock
- Keep an Eye on Santa Claus (1962) ... Karen Murdock
 1962 The Chapman Report
Miss Selby
 1962 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
Joan Lindsay
- Night Panic (1962) ... Joan Lindsay
 1955-1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Caroline Hardy / Mary Templeton / Susan Stanger
- Where Beauty Lies (1962) ... Caroline Hardy
- Don't Interrupt (1958) ... Mary Templeton
- Premonition (1955) ... Susan Stanger
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Elsie Condon
- Judgement at San Belito (1962) ... Elsie Condon
 1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Loretta
- The Nancy Lee Davis Story (1962) ... Loretta
 1955-1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Miriam Raskin / Leah Beth
- The Bar Mitzvah of Major Orlovsky (1962) ... Miriam Raskin
- Let It Rain (1955) ... Leah Beth
 1962 Laramie (TV Series)
Sarah
- Trial by Fire (1962) ... Sarah
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Lydia
- Love Is a Skinny Kid (1962) ... Lydia
 1961-1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Julie Liemer / Mrs. Mailer née Billie Trager
- Man in the Middle (1962) ... Julie Liemer
- Jigsaw (1961) ... Mrs. Mailer née Billie Trager
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Betty
- The Wrecker (1962) ... Betty
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Meg Bent
- The Doctor (1962) ... Meg Bent
 1961 Cain's Hundred (TV Series)
Katie Cortner
- The Fixer (1961) ... Katie Cortner
 1961 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Mrs. Fremont
 1961 Frontier Circus (TV Series)
Anna
- The Hunter and the Hunted (1961) ... Anna
 1961 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Iris
- Mouse at Play (1961) ... Iris
 1956-1961 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Boni / Flory Tibbs
- The Love of Money (1961) ... Boni
- Legal Revenge (1956) ... Flory Tibbs
 1960-1961 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Ruth Harron / Ella
- The Wedding (1961) ... Ruth Harron
- My Own Master (1960) ... Ella
 1961 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Ginny Whittier
- Man in a Rage (1961) ... Ginny Whittier
 1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Martha
- The Indian Captive (1960) ... Martha
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
Maddy
- Starfall: Part 2 (1960) ... Maddy
- Starfall: Part 1 (1960) ... Maddy
 1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Ann Barchester
- The Medicine Man (1960) ... Ann Barchester
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
Beatrice Stafford
- Girl with a Secret (1960) ... Beatrice Stafford
 1960 Rawhide (TV Series)
Mary Ann Belden
- Incident of the Arana Sacar (1960) ... Mary Ann Belden
 1960 The Man in the Moon (TV Movie)
 1960 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
Jessica Winthrop
- Solomon (1960) ... Jessica Winthrop
 1959 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Rita Wallace
- The Dark Room (1959) ... Rita Wallace
 1957-1958 Lassie (TV Series)
Ruth Martin
- The Sermon (1958) ... Ruth Martin
- The Mother (1958) ... Ruth Martin
- The Crow (1958) ... Ruth Martin
- The Cub Scout (1958) ... Ruth Martin
 1958 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series)
Helen Wasson
- The Brownstone Incident (1958) ... Helen Wasson
 1955-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Anne Colt / Mrs. Sullivan
- The Great World and Timothy Colt (1958) ... Anne Colt
- One Night Stand (1955) ... Mrs. Sullivan
 1956 The Rack
Caroline
 1956 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Martha Jessop
- You Only Run Once (1956) ... Martha Jessop
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Dottie
- A Marriage Day (1956) ... Dottie
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Irma
- Life of Vernon Hathaway (1955) ... Irma
 1955 Star Stage (TV Series)
- Dr. Jordan (1955)
 1953-1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series)
Kitty Foyle
- Kitty Foyle (1954) ... Kitty Foyle
- The Patsy (1953)
 1950-1954 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Marianne Dashwood / Jenny Blanchard
- The Catamaran (1954)
- Nocturne (1950) ... Jenny Blanchard
 1954 The Mask (TV Series)
- The Young Dancer (1954)
 1954 The Web (TV Series)
 1953 The Philip Morris Playhouse (TV Series)
- Beautiful World (1953)
 1952-1953 Danger (TV Series)
 1951-1952 Suspense (TV Series)
Ruth Shaw / Margaret Sou
- Remember Me? (1952) ... Ruth Shaw
- The Call (1951)
- The Juiceman (1951) ... Margaret Sou
 1952 Forgotten Children (TV Movie)
Martha Berry
 1951 Bob and Ray (TV Series)
Regular (1952)
 1951 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
 1951 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Buckaroo (1951)
 1951 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Mrs. Adams
- Screwball (1951) ... Mrs. Adams
 1951 Big Town (TV Series)
- Dangerous (1951)
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- Alison's House (1951)
 1950 The Billy Rose Show (TV Series)
- Moon Over Miami (1950)
 1950 The Clock (TV Series)
 1949 NBC Presents (TV Series)
- Lady, Look Out! (1949)
 1948 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Dora the Maid
- Night Must Fall (1948) ... Dora the Maid
 1947 Carnegie Hall
Dancing Nightclub Patron - Vaughn Monroe sequence (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Amy Grenville") in "Masquerade" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Sigmund Miller. Incidental music by Sol Kaplan. Directed by Jed Horner. John Golden Theatre: 16 Mar 1959 (1 performance). Cast: Jack Cannon, Donald Cook (as "Oliver Casey"), Glenda Farrell (as "Isabel Chamberlain"), Anne Ives, Gene Lyons, Mark J. ... See more »

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Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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[on receiving the Best Supporting Actress Oscar, 1972] I'm at a point where I'm free to go out and have a little fun with my career. Some Oscar winners have dropped out of sight, as if they were standing on a trapdoor. Others picked it up and ran with it. I'm going to run with it.


Trademark:

Sweet, lisping voice

Star Sign:

Taurus

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