Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Adopt An Actor

I saw on Spoltchy's blog, he's the father of the adopt an actor movement, where only 17 actors have been adopted by bloggers. That means that there are literally thousands out actors out there who need to be adopted. I figured that at this rate some actors will never be adopted or may not be adopted until the year 3407, so I better step up to the plate, do my part, and adopt another actor. I figure why not? I can afford it. Archie has been the greatest adoptee that a guy could want but I've got room in my heart and on my blog for more, so it is with great pleasure I announce that I am also adopting the wildly talented Cloris Leachman.

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.


SamuraiFrog said...

That's a sexy picture up there...

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

I know! She had game in her day, tho I would say she's still got it 71, what? who said that?

jewgirl said...

excellent choice monkeyboy. I love chlo. she's a goddess squared. I lah-lah-laaaaaaaaaved her in mary tyler moore because I'm a serious mtm whoreena. no. seriously. every year my bff and i call each other on our birthdays to sing each other the theme song. anywho... chlo in young frankenstein took my wig off! there isn't one thing she's done that you can't appreciate watching. she's the shit, baby.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Jewgirl-I watch the MTM show now and my jaw drops. It was so damn good and so ahead of it's time. And the women on there are pretty hot too. I had crushes on all of them, even Betty White, I was a horn dog what can I say?

Splotchy said...

Wow, she looks great in that first picture.

She's one of the great comedic actresses as well, which (to my ignorant mind) are few and far between.


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Splotchy-She does look very sexy in that first picture. I think she looks earth mother sexy in that shot.