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Cloris Leachman


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. After graduating from high school, she attended Illinois State ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 19 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Stage: Appeared in "The Crucible" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Arthur Miller. Lullaby composed by Anne Ronnell. Hymn composed by Alex Miller. Costume Design by Edith Lutyens. Scenic Design by Boris Aronson. Directed by Jed Harris. Martin Beck Theatre: 22 Jan 1953-11 Jul 1953 (197 performances). Cast: Arthur Kennedy (as "John Proctor... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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.

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Had guest-starred in the second-to-last episode of Diagnosis Murder (1993), Diagnosis Murder: On the Beach (2001). See more »

Trademark:

Sweet, lisping voice

Star Sign:

Taurus

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