Oscar and Emmy Award-winning actress Cloris Leachman has died at the age of 94. Its managing director announced that Litchman passed away due to natural causes on Wednesday, January 28, 2021.
Leachman was born on April 30, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa, the eldest of three sisters. Leachman began acting in her childhood and appeared in children’s games at Drake University when she was only 8 years old. At the age of 19, she attended the Actors Studio and studied acting under the supervision of Ilya Kazan alongside actors Marlon Brando and Julie Harris. Then he was on Broadway and on TV.
She has appeared on television shows such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Malcolm in the Middle. Previous actors included The Twilight Zone, Gunsmoke, and Perry Mason. At the age of 82, she also appeared on Dancing With The Stars. Leachman was nominated for 22 Emmys and won eight. No wonder she was inducted into the TV Academy’s Hall of Fame!
Leachman has had an equally successful career in films. She has appeared in films such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress on The Last Picture Show. She has had many memorable comedic roles in Mel Brooks films such as High Society and Young Frankenstein.
Here are some clips of the Diesel Nurse’s best moments.
The following clip introduces the fearsome Ms. Blücher in Young Frankenstein.
In her autobiography “Cloris” Lichman writes: “I’ve lived my life, I didn’t run next to him. I’ve opened the doors of opportunity wherever I’ve seen them. I have made discoveries, dreams, disappointments and death the fear of not following the rules set by others, and I am deeply pleased to know that I have never come to conventions that I did not believe in. “