Actress won her Academy Award for “The Last Picture Show”
Cloris Leachman, the Oscar-winning actress known for “The Last Picture Show” and “Young Frankenstein” and who had an equally long career on television in shows like “Phyllis,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Facts of Life,” has died. She was 94.
Leachman died in her sleep Tuesday at her home in California of natural causes, her manager told TheWrap.
Leachman’s career has spanned decades, and in that time she won eight Emmys from 22 nominations, setting records each for both wins and nominations at the time.
Some of her other long-running TV roles have included “Raising Hope,” “A Brand New Life,” “The Ellen Show” and many more. And on film she’s been seen more recently in “Spanglish” and lent her voice to both of “The Croods” films, including most recently the sequel from late last year.
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