Cloris Leachman Biography


Cloris Leachman

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Birth Name: Cloris Leachman
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Birth Sign: Acer
Age: 91 Years
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Academy Awards, USA for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Cloris Leachman is a renowned actress from United States. As an actress, she has appeared in all three formats of acting. She is popular in the world for starring the role of Ruth Popper in the 1971 movie, The Last Picture Show. Talented and charming, Cloris was born as Cloris Leachman in Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America to Berkeley Claiborne "Buck" Leachman and Cloris (née Wallace). She is an American and is of Bohemian (Czech) descent.

On 19th of April 1953, Cloris got married to George Englund. George Englund is an American actor. He is also an established director, producer and film editor. As a married couple, they became parents for five different times. Though they were happily married were lucky to have each other in their life, this married life didn't last that long as they got divorced on 29th of December 1978.

After Cloris completed her high school graduation, she joined Illinois State University and Northwestern University. There she majored in drama. Besides her acting talent, she is also extremely beautiful. In 1946, she took part in Miss Chicago and she was also honored with this title that year. She then represented Chicago in the 1946 Miss America but was not crowned with this title. The following year, she made her acting debut by appearing in the movie Carnegie Hall. She starred the role of dancing nightclub patron. Two years later, she appeared in the TV series, Hold It Please. In 1950, she played the role of Effie Perrine in the TV series, Charlie Wild, Private Detective. Her breakthrough role came in 1971 after she appeared in the movie The Last Picture Show starring the role of Ruth Popper. Her net worth is said to be around $21 million.

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Born in Des Moines, Iowa, United States

1926 30th of April

Talented and charming, Cloris was born as Cloris Leachman in Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America to Berkeley Claiborne "Buck" Leachman and Cloris (née Wallace). She is an American and is of Bohemian (Czech) descent.

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Was crowned with Miss Chicago title

1946

Besides her acting talent, she is also extremely beautiful. In 1946, she took part in Miss Chicago and she was also honored with this title that year. She then represented Chicago in the 1946 Miss America but was not crowned with this title.

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Began her acting career

1947

After Cloris completed her high school graduation, she joined Illinois State University and Northwestern University. There she majored in drama. In 1947, he made her acting debut by appearing in the movie Carnegie Hall. She starred the role of dancing nightclub patron.

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Began dating George Englund

1947

After she was crowned with the Miss Chicago 1946 title, she began taking acting classes at the Actors Studio. There she met love of her life, George Englund. George Englund is an American actor. He is also an established director, producer and film editor.

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Appeared in the television series, Charlie Wild, Private Detective

1950

In 1949, she appeared in the TV series, Hold It Please. In 1950, she played the role of Effie Perrine in the TV series, Charlie Wild, Private Detective. She is also known for her role in the TV series like Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Gunsmoke and so on.

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Married to George Englund

1953 19th of April

After being in love with George Englund for about half a decade, she finally got married to him on 19th of April 1953. As a married couple, they became parents for five different times. They were happily married.

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First child, Adam Englund

1955

She became mother for the first time in her life in 1955. After being married to her ex husband, George Englund she gave birth to her first child in 1955 and that time it was a son and they named him Adam Englund.

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Second child, Bryan Englund

1956

Within a year after she gave birth to her first child, she welcomed her second child in 1956. That year she gave birth to an actor, Bryan Englund. Bryan Englund appeared in several movies and television series. However, on 25th of February 1956 he died an unexpected death.

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Third child, George Englund, Jr

1957 21st of May

She became mother for the third time in her life in 1957. She and her ex husband, George Englund welcomed their third child together on 21st of May and that time it was a son and they named him George Englund, Jr..

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Appeared in the movie, The Last Picture Show

1971

Her breakthrough role came in 1971 after she appeared in the movie The Last Picture Show starring the role of Ruth Popper. For this role she won her first Academy Awards, USA. She is also known for her appearance in the TV show, Dancing with the Stars.

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Won Academy Awards, USA

1972

In 1972, for starring the role of Ruth Popper in the 1971 movie, The Last Picture Show she got her one and only nomination in Academy Awards, USA. She was also honored with this award that year for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

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Won Primetime Emmy Awards

1973

Till now, she has been nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards for 23 times and out of these 23 nominations, she has been honored eight times. She was honored with this award for the first time in 1973 for Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.

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Won Golden Globes, USA

1976

Golden Globes, USA is also one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and she has also been honored with this award once. She won this award for the first time in 1976 for Best Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical.

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Divorced with George Englund

1978 29th of December

She got married to George Englund and she also gave birth to five children as his loving spouse. Though they were happily married and they were lucky to have each other in their life, this married life didn't last that long as they got divorced on 29th of December 1978.

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Won Online Film & Television Association

2000

In 2000, she was awarded with the Online Film & Television Association for Actors and Actresses. She also got nominated in this award in 2001 but won this award for the second time in 2002 for Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.

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