Cloris Leachman Birthday: April 30, 1926 Birth Place: Des Moines, Iowa, USA Height: 5' 7"
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Cloris Leachman seems capable of playing any kind of role, and she has consistently demonstrated her versatility in films and on TV since the 1950s. On the big screen, she can be seen in such films as Kiss Me Deadly (1955), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Last Picture Show (1971), for which she won an Oscar; and Young Frankenstein (1974). On TV, she played the mother on Lassie from 1957-58, and Phyllis Lindstrom on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-77) and her own series, Phyllis (1975-77). She was a staple on many of the dramatic shows of the '50s, and a regular on Charlie Wild, Private Detective (1950-52), and The Facts of Life. Leachman has won three Emmy Awards and continues to make TV, stage, and film appearances, including a turn as Granny in the film version of The Beverly Hillbillies (1993) and supplying her voice for the animated Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996) and The Iron Giant (1999). In 1999, she could be seen heading the supporting cast in Wes Craven's Music of the Heart.
Only actress who has won five Emmys in five separate categories.
Miss Chicago of 1946 - Miss America contest.
One son, Bryan Englund, died of an overdose of ulcer medication in 1986.
Posed "au naturel" on the cover of "Alternative Medicine Digest" (issue 15, 1997) body painted with images of fruit adorning her nakedness. This was a parody, or imitation, of the famous Demi Moore body painted nude Vanity Fair photo.
Older sister of chanteuse Claiborne Cary.
Mother of actors Adam Englund, Bryan Englund, George Englund Jr., Morgan Englund and actress Dinah Englund.
Former mother-in-law of actress Sharon Stone.
Measurements: 37C-21-34 (as Miss Chicago 1946), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
She was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority.
Her classmates at the Drama Department of Northwestern University included Charlton Heston, Martha Hyer, Patricia Neal and Agnes Nixon.
Close friend of Phyllis Love. They attended high school together in Des Moines, Iowa.
She is a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority.
Attended Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa
On Christmas Eve of 1962, she appeared in three prime-time television series as a guest star: 1. "Stoney Burke" (1962) (Episode titled "Cousin Eunice") 2. "Saints and Sinners" (1962) (Episode titled "A Night of Horns and Bells") 3. "The New Loretta Young Show" (1962) (Episode titled "Anything for a Laugh")
Has 5 grandchildren (including granddaughter Skye Englund).