One of the absolute greatest comedic actresses of this or any era has gone to the great encore in the sky. She died in her sleep of natural causes. Leachman was 94, which is extra curtain calls in my book.
Leachman won the Oscar for her performance “The Last Picture Show” and chewed up the scenery in “Young Frankenstein” but her career really took off with a legendary role on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” and of course “Phyllis.” Her IMDB page is astonishing.
I’m ordering the flags here at the hut to be at half-mast. Giants once walked amongst us.
She will be sorely missed.
UPDATE 1: The Master –