Cloris Leachman

Cloris Leachman


4/30/1926, Des Moines, Iowa, USA

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Also Known As

Miss Chicago 1946
  • Cloris Leachman on Raising Hope Season 3.
  • The cast of Raising Hope Season 3.
  • Cloris Leachman on Raising Hope.
  • Cloris Leachman on Raising Hope.
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Cloris Leachman was born in Des Moines, Iowa, to Buck and Cloris Leachman. She majored in drama at Northwestern University, and competed in Miss America as Miss Chicago 1946. There she won a scholarship that let her go on studying acting in New York with Elia Kazan. Over…more


Trivia and Quotes

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  • Quotes

    • (at the "Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget")
      Cloris: Do any of you people know who I actually am? I was on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." Total slut, by the way.

    • (At the Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget)
      Cloris Leachman: For the love of God will someone please punch me in the face so I can see some stars!

    • (At the Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget)
      Cloris Leachman: I am not here to roast Bob Saget. I'm here to f*** John Stamos.

    • Cloris Leachman: As soon as I realized that I didn't need meat to survive or to be in good health, I began to see how forlorn it all is. If only we had a different mentality about the drama of the cowboy and the range and all the rest of it. It's a very romantic notion, an entrenched part of American culture, but I've seen, for example, pigs waiting to be slaughtered, and their hysteria and panic was something I shall never forget.

    • Cloris Leachman: I was 18 inches off the floor when I won the Oscar. It took me an hour and a half to get back down to the ground.