RIP, Cloris Leachman (UPDATED)

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 –

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16 Responses to RIP, Cloris Leachman (UPDATED)

  1. revzafod says:

    I guess Thurman Merman will have to make his own sandwiches now.

    [My favorite Xmas movie, Bad Santa.]

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  2. skinnydennis says:

    Aw phooey. 1 in a billion.

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  3. ali redford says:

    She was so awesome. It’s a hard loss, but she had a good run, and dying while asleep is a good thing, as death goes.


  4. Oneofthebobs says:

    Don’t forget “Kiss Me Deadly”. Very cool camp.

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  5. Playing off Harvey Norman as Nurse Diesel in High Anxiety.

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  6. tengrain says:

    It’s an embarrassment of riches to choose from, innit? What a career!



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  7. moeman says:

    One of my fave actresses. Rest In Peace and thanks for everything.

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  8. spotthedog says:

    What an incredible talent, I’m glad she had a long life and hope it was filled with happiness.

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  9. Wesley Sandel says:

    Frau Blucher

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  10. HarpoSnarx says:

    What a class act. She was a great talent, and if I may say treasure. Her crazy grandmother roles were priceless. Here’s a bit of trivia from her memoirs her real life mother-in-law was teevee actress Mabel Albertson, aka, Samantha Stevens’s MIL on “Bewitched”: “Frank! I’m getting one of my sick headaches!” I’m not surprised Scissorheads are fans.


  11. NorKid says:

    Not much enlightening to say…
    Yes, thank you for the memories. I’m glad I’ve got DVDs…
    Young Frankenstein tonight…


  12. donnah says:

    I often watch classic TV and she was in a surprising number of old Westerns. She had played dramatic roles in The Big Valley, Wanted Dead or Alive, and Bonanza. She was a gifted actress and a multifaceted one. She’ll be missed.


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