Cloris Leachman

American actress and comedian (1926–2021)

Cloris Leachman (April 30, 1926 – January 27, 2021)[Note 1] was an American actress.[4]

Cloris Leachman in 1970

Personal Life


She was in many stage plays, movies, and television programs. She won eight Primetime Emmy Awards and one Daytime Emmy Award. She was a vegetarian. Leachman was born in Des Moines, Iowa.

Leachman won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1971 for her role as Ruth Popper The Last Picture Show.

Leachman died on January 27, 2021, at her home in Encinitas, California at the age of 94.[5] The cause of death was a stroke caused by COVID-19.[6][7]

  1. Leachman's manager, Juliet Green, confirmed that she had died on Wednesday, January 27, 2021.[1][2][3]


  1. Quinn, Dave. "Cloris Leachman, Oscar Winner and Mary Tyler Moore Show Star, Dies at 94". People. Retrieved 28 January 2021.
  2. Berkvist, Robert (January 27, 2021). "Cloris Leachman, Oscar Winner and TV Comedy Star, Is Dead at 94" – via
  3. Bernstein, Adam. "Cloris Leachman, Oscar-winning actress who played Frau Blücher (neighhh!) in 'Young Frankenstein,' dies at 94" – via
  4. "Cloris Leachman". Biography. Archived from the original on 2019-02-13. Retrieved 2019-02-15.
  5. Carmel Dagan (January 27, 2021). "Cloris Leachman, Emmy and Oscar Winner, Dies at 94". Variety. Retrieved January 27, 2021.
  6. "Cloris Leachman Died of a Stroke and COVID Was a Contributing Condition: Medical Examiner". People. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  7. "Cloris Leachman's Cause of Death Was Stroke, COVID-19 Contributed". Entertainment Online. Retrieved February 19, 2021.

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