Cloris Leachman credits

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At the June 2009 premiere for The Proposal

The following is the list of film, television and theatre credits of American actor Cloris Leachman. She has appeared in the films Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), The Last Picture Show (1971), Young Frankenstein (1974), Yesterday (1981), A Troll in Central Park (1994), Now and Then (1995), Spanglish (2004), New York, I Love You (2009), and The Croods (2013). Her television work includes her reoccurring role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1975) which then led to her own spin off, Phyllis (1975–1977). She has also appeared on The Facts of Life (1986–1988), Malcolm in the Middle (2001–2006) and Raising Hope (2010–2014).



Leachman in 1975
Year Title Role Notes
1947 Carnegie Hall Dancing Nightclub Patron Uncredited
1955 Kiss Me Deadly Christina Bailey
1956 The Rack Caroline
1962 The Chapman Report Miss Selby
1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Agnes
1970 WUSA Philomene
The People Next Door Tina Hoffman
Lovers and Other Strangers Bernice Henderson
1971 The Steagle Rita Weiss
The Last Picture Show Ruth Popper
1973 Charley and the Angel Nettie Appleby
Dillinger Anna Sage
Happy Mother's Day, Love George Ronda
1974 Daisy Miller Mrs. Ezra Miller
Young Frankenstein Frau Blücher
1975 Crazy Mama Melba
1977 The Mouse and His Child Euterpe Voice Only
High Anxiety Nurse Diesel
1979 The North Avenue Irregulars Claire Porter
The Muppet Movie Lord's Secretary
Scavenger Hunt Mildred Carruthers
1980 Herbie Goes Bananas Aunt Louise
Foolin' Around Samantha
1981 Yesterday Mrs. Kramer
History of the World, Part I Madame Defarge
My Strange Uncle 1983

Dixie Changing Habits

Short film
1986 Shadow Play Millie Crown
My Little Pony: The Movie Hydia Voice Only
Castle in the Sky Dola Voice Only - English Language Version
1987 Hansel and Gretel Griselda
Walk Like a Man Margaret Shand
1988 Going to the Chapel Mrs. Haldane
1989 Prancer Mrs. McFarland
1990 Texasville Ruth Popper
1991 Love Hurts Ruth Weaver
The Giant of Thunder Mountain Narrator/The Elder Amy
Picture This Documentary
1993 My Boyfriend's Back Maggie The Zombie Expert
The Beverly Hillbillies Granny
1994 A Troll in Central Park Gnorga Voice Only
1995 Nobody's Girls: Five Women of the West Documentary
Now and Then Grandma Albertson
1996 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America Old Woman on Plane and Bus Voice Only
1997 Never Too Late Olive
1999 Gen¹³ Helga Voice Only
Unreleased in U.S.
The Iron Giant Mrs. Tensedge Voice Only
Music of the Heart Assunta Guaspari
2000 Hanging Up Pat Mozell
2001 The Amati Girls Dolly Amati
2002 Manna from Heaven Helen
2003 Alex & Emma Grandmother
Bad Santa Grandma Uncredited
2004 Spanglish Evelyn Wright
2005 Buzz Documentary
The Longest Yard Lynette
Sky High Nurse Spex
The Californians Eileen Boatwright
2006 Scary Movie 4 Mrs. Norris
Beerfest Great Gam Gam
2008 The Women Maggie
2009 American Cowslip Sandy
Ponyo Noriko Voice Only - English Language Version
Inglourious Basterds Mrs. Himmelstein Scenes cut
New York, I Love You Mitzie Segment: "Joshua Marston"
2010 Expecting Mary Annie
You Again Helen Uncredited
2011 The Fields Gladys
2012 Gambit Grandma Merle
Adult World Mary Anne
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure Dottie Rounder
Foodfight! Brand X Lunch Lady Voice Only
2013 The Bronx Bull Lilian Forrester
The Croods Gran Voice Only
2015 The Wedding Ringer Grandma Palmer
This Is Happening Estelle
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Ms. Fielder
Unity[1] Narrator Documentary
2016 So B. It Alice Wilinsky Filming
Is That a Gun in Your Pocket? Maxine
2017 The Comedian May Conner
2018 I Can Only Imagine Memaw
2019 When We Last Spoke Grandmother Filming


Year Title Role Notes
1949 Hold It Please Herself / panelist Canceled after 3 episodes
1950–1952 Charlie Wild, Private Detective Effie Perrine
1952 Bob and Ray
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theatre Martha Jessop Episode: "You Only Run Once"
1956, 1961 Gunsmoke Boni / Flory Tibbs 2 episodes
1957–1958 Lassie Ruth Martin 28 episodes
1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Caroline Hardy / Mary Templeton / Susan Stanger 3 episodes
1959 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond Rita Wallace Episode: "The Dark Room"
1960 Rawhide Mary Ann Belden Episode: "Incident of the Arana Sacar"
Thriller Beatrice Episode: "Girl with a Secret"
Johnny Staccato Jessica Winthrop Episode: "Solomon"
Wanted Dead or Alive Ann Barchester Episode: "The Medicine Man"
1961 The Donna Reed Show Iris Episode: "Mouse at Play"
Twilight Zone Mrs. Fremont Episode: "It's a Good Life"
Cain's Hundred Katie Cortner Episode: "The Fixer"
The Untouchables Billie Mailer Episode: "Jigsaw"
1962 Target: The Corruptors! Betty Episode: "The Wrecker"
77 Sunset Strip Lady Eve Winters Episode: "Shadow on your shoulder, S5-E9"
Route 66 Lydia Episode: "Love is a Skinny Kid"
Laramie Sarah Episode: "Trial by Fire"
Going My Way Karen Murdock Episode: "Keep an Eye on Santa Claus"
Stoney Burke Eunice Stocker Episode: "Cousin Eunice"
The Untouchables Julie Liemer Episode: "Man in the Middle"
1965 Mr. Novak Dorothy Hummer Two-part episode "Faculty Follies"
Dr. Kildare Rhoda Kirsh 5 episodes
1966 Perry Mason Gloria Shine Episode: "The Case of the Crafty Kidnapper"
1967 The Guns of Will Sonnett Vera Episode: "And A Killing Rode Into Town"
The Big Valley Fay Episode: "Plunder"
1967, 1969 The Virginian Ellen McKinley / Clara 2 episodes
1967 The Road West Amadee Episode: "The Eighty-Seven Dollar Bride"
1968 Adam-12 Judy Episode: "Log 141: The Color TV Bandit"
1970–1975 The Mary Tyler Moore Show Phyllis Lindstrom 34 episodes
1974 Rhoda Phyllis Lindstrom Episodes: "Rhoda's Wedding Part 1 & 2"
1975–1977 Phyllis Phyllis Lindstrom 48 episodes
1975 Wonder Woman Queen Hippolyta Episode: "The New Original Wonder Woman"
1976 The Love Boat Lisa Andersen / Karen Cooper 3 episodes
1977 The Muppet Show Herself Episode: "Cloris Leachman"
Yabba Dabba Doo! The Happy World of Hanna-Barbera Special Guest Documentary
1979 Backstairs at the White House Mrs. Jaffray Miniseries
1983 The Woman Who Willed a Miracle May Lemke
1985 Breakfast with Les and Bess Bess Dischinger
1986–1988 The Facts of Life Beverly Ann Stickle 48 episodes
1987 Schoolhouse Rock! Presenter Direct to video; Goldenvision era videos only.
1989 The Nutt House Ms. Frick / Mrs. Nutt 10 episodes; canceled after 11 episodes
1991–1992 Walter & Emily Emily Collins 13 episodes
1991 The Simpsons Mrs. Glick (voice)[2] Episode: "Three Men and a Comic Book"
1994 The Nanny Clara Mueller Episode: "The Nanny-In-Law"
1995 Maybe This Time Beasy McDonough Episode: "Beasy Body"
1995 (aired Oct 28) Promised Land Ethel Mooster 2 episodes
1997 Annabelle's Wish Aunt Agnes (voice) Video
1997–2003 Touched by an Angel Ruth 4 episodes
1999–2000 Thanks Grammy Winthrop 6 episodes
2001–2006 Malcolm in the Middle Grandma Ida 11 episodes
2001–2002 The Ellen Show Dot Richmond 18 episodes
2001 Cubix Mrs. Ramsey
2000 [Norm] Old Escort Lady
2003 The Twilight Zone Mrs. Fremont[3] Episode: "It's Still a Good Life"
Crazy Love Unsold pilot
2005 Family Guy Herself Episode: "Petarded"
Two and a Half Men Norma Episode: "Madame and Her Special Friend"
2006 The Great Malones Unsold pilot
2007, 2012 Phineas and Ferb Heinz Doofenshmirtz's mother (voice) 2 episodes
2008 Roast of Bob Saget Herself
Dancing with the Stars Herself Celebrity contestant (17 episodes)
2009 The Office Lily Hanaday[4] Episode: "Stress Relief"
Hawthorne Ms. Lachman Episode: "Healing Time"
2010–2014 Raising Hope Maw Maw 83 episodes
2010 Blue Mountain State Professor's Mom Episode: "Midterms"
RuPaul's Drag Race Herself Episode: "Golden Gals"; special guest judge with Debbie Reynolds
2012 Top Gear Herself Episode: "Limos"
Adventure Time Old Marceline (voice) 2 episodes
2013 Kirstie Shirley, Maddie's mother Episode: "Little Bummer Boy"
Hot in Cleveland Peg Episode: "Love Is All Around"; guest star
2014–2015 Girl Meets World Mrs. Svorski 2 episodes
2015 The Millers Louise Episode: "Louise Louise"; guest star[5][6][7][8][9]
Hawaii Five-0 Ruth Tennenbaum Episode: "Kuka'awale (Stakeout)"; guest star
2016 Bob's Burgers Meryl (voice) Episode: "Secret Admiral-irer"
Royal Pains Annette Bellamy Episode: "The Good News Is..."
Justice League Action Granny Goodness [10]
2017–2019 American Gods Zorya Vechernyaya 3 episodes
2018 Elena of Avalor Hool (Voice) Episode: "A Tale of Two Scepters"

Television films[edit]

Television film
Year Title Role
1960 The Man in the Moon
1969 Silent Night, Lonely Night Ginny
1971 Suddenly Single Joanne Hackett
1972 Haunts of the Very Rich Ellen Blunt
Of Thee I Sing Mary Turner
1973 A Brand New Life Victoria Douglas
Crime Club Hilary Kelton
Dying Room Only Jean Mitchell
1974 The Migrants Viola Barlow
Hitchhike! Claire Stevens
Thursday's Game Lois Ellison
Death Sentence Susan Davies
1975 Someone I Touched Laura Hyatt
Ladies of the Corridor Lulu Ames
A Girl Named Sooner Old Mam Hawes
Death Scream Mrs. Singleton
1977 It Happened One Christmas Clara Oddbody
1978 Long Journey Back Laura Casella
1979 Willa Darla Jean
Mrs. R's Daughter Ruth Randell
S.O.S. Titanic Molly Brown
1981 The Acorn People Nurse Betty Nelson
Advice to the Lovelorn Maggie Dale
1982 Miss All-American Beauty Agatha Blaine
1983 Dixie: Changing Habits Sister Eugenio
The Demon Murder Case Joan Greenway
1984 Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter Mary Kovacs
1985 Deadly Intentions Charlotte Raynor
Blind Alleys Fran Sato
The Little Troll Prince Queen Sirena (voice)
1987 The Facts of Life Down Under Beverly Ann Stickle
1990 Fine Things Ruth Fine
1991 In Broad Daylight Ruth Westerman
A Little Piece of Heaven Edwina 'Ed' McKevin
1993 Spies[11] Pamela Beale
Fade to Black Ruth
Double, Double, Toil and Trouble Aunt Agatha/Aunt Sofia
Without a Kiss Goodbye Mrs. Samuels
Miracle Child Doc Betty
1995 Between Love and Honor Anna Collura
2005 Mrs. Harris Pearl 'Billie' Schwartz, Tarnower's Sister
2007 Lake Placid 2 Sadie Bickerman
Love Takes Wing Hattie Clarence

Stage work[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dave McNary (April 22, 2015). "Documentary 'Unity' Set for Aug. 12 Release with 100 Star Narrators". Variety. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
  2. ^ Martyn, Warren; Wood, Adrian (2000). "Three Men and a Comic Book". BBC. Retrieved 2007-07-30.
  3. ^ "The Twilight Zone Special Remake Episodes". Sci Fi Weekly. Archived from the original on 2007-08-06. Retrieved 2007-06-22. Played by Mumy's real life daughter, Liliana Mumy
  4. ^ Leitch, Will (February 2, 2009). "The Office: Truly Special Super Bowl Episode". New York. Retrieved February 26, 2010.
  5. ^ "Cloris Leachman - Working with consummate professional... - Facebook".
  6. ^ "Cloris Leachman on Twitter". Twitter.
  7. ^ "Beau Bridges on Twitter". Twitter.
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  11. ^ The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 11, no. 2, February/March 1993: pp. 38, 42.

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