Cloris circa 1972
Cloris has been on TV since the late 1940's and has been in dozens upon dozens of feature films. She may be in her 70's now but the gal is still getting it done and is still making films and doing TV shows. We suspect that her longevity is due to her vegetarianism, her sunny disposition, her superhuman strength, and her love of beer.
"Grr, Cloris need beer!"
Among the many TV shows Ms. Leachman has done are the classic Mary Tyler Moore Show, it's spin off Phyllis, Facts of Life, Lassie, and many more.
I got this from some internets biography of Cloris, "In films, she played a dangerous hitchhiker in the noir classic Kiss Me Deadly, a hooker in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Frau Blücher in Young Frankenstein. She won an Oscar as the lonely Ruth in The Last Picture Show. In her youth, Leachman was a beauty queen, winning the title of Miss Chicago in 1946. At age 71, she appeared nude, in body paint, on the cover of Alternative Medicine magazine." Suck on that Demi Moore, let's see you do a body paint magazine cover when you hit 71, please, I mean it. Go ahead and schedule that now Demi, I'm not kidding.
Oh sorry back to Cloris. My personal favorite film performance of Ms. Leachman's was her hilarious turn as Nurse Diesel in the Mel Brooks classic High Anxiety.
I'll be plugging Archie and Cloris as time goes by so stay tuned for fun facts about both my gals and for even cooler posts than before about my wildly talented twosome. And don't forget, you too can adopt and actor or two, or three, or however many you can plug from time to time.
So welcome Cloris to the hallowed pages of Monkey Muck everyone and rent one of her films or see one of the many fine TV shows she did on DVD or in syndication.