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 actress 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
1970 The People Next Door Tina Hoffman
1970 Lovers and Other Strangers Bernice Henderson
1971 The Steagle Rita Weiss
1971 The Last Picture Show Ruth Popper
1973 Charley and the Angel Nettie Appleby
1973 Dillinger Anna Sage
1973 Happy Mother's Day, Love George Ronda
1974 Daisy Miller Mrs. Ezra Miller
1974 Young Frankenstein Frau Blücher
1975 Crazy Mama Melba
1977 The Mouse and His Child Euterpe Voice Only
1977 High Anxiety Nurse Diesel
1979 The North Avenue Irregulars Claire Porter
1979 The Muppet Movie Lord's Secretary
1979 Scavenger Hunt Mildred Carruthers
1980 Herbie Goes Bananas Aunt Louise
1980 Foolin' Around Samantha
1981 Yesterday Mrs. Kramer
1981 History of the World, Part I Madame Defarge
1981 My Strange Uncle Short film
1986 Shadow Play Millie Crown
1986 My Little Pony: The Movie Hydia Voice Only
1986 Castle in the Sky Dola Voice Only - English Language Version
1987 Hansel and Gretel Griselda
1987 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
1991 The Giant of Thunder Mountain Narrator/The Elder Amy
1991 Picture This Documentary
1993 My Boyfriend's Back Maggie The Zombie Expert
1993 The Beverly Hillbillies Granny
1994 A Troll in Central Park Gnorga Voice Only
1995 Nobody's Girls: Five Women of the West Documentary
1995 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.
1999 The Iron Giant Mrs. Tensedge Voice Only
1999 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
2003 Bad Santa Grandma Uncredited
2004 Spanglish Evelyn Wright
2005 Buzz Documentary
2005 The Longest Yard Lynette
2005 Sky High Nurse Spex
2005 The Californians Eileen Boatwright
2006 Scary Movie 4 Mrs. Norris
2006 Beerfest Great Gam Gam
2008 The Women Maggie
2009 American Cowslip Sandy
2009 Ponyo Noriko Voice Only - English Language Version
2009 Inglourious Basterds Mrs. Himmelstein Scenes cut
2009 New York, I Love You Mitzie Segment: "Joshua Marston"
2010 Expecting Mary Annie
2010 You Again Helen Uncredited
2011 The Fields Gladys
2012 Gambit Grandma Merle
2012 Adult World Mary Anne
2012 The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure Dottie Rounder
2012 Foodfight! Brand X Lunch Lady Voice Only
2013 The Bronx Bull Lilian Forrester
2013 The Croods Gran Voice Only
2015 The Wedding Ringer Grandma Palmer
2015 Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Ms. Fielder
2015 Unity[1] Narrator Documentary
2016 So B. It Alice Wilinsky Filming
2016 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"
1960 Thriller Beatrice Episode: "Girl with a Secret"
1960 Johnny Staccato Jessica Winthrop Episode: "Solomon"
1960 Wanted Dead or Alive Ann Barchester Episode: "The Medicine Man"
1961 The Donna Reed Show Iris Episode: "Mouse at Play"
1961 Twilight Zone Mrs. Fremont Episode: "It's a Good Life"
1961 Cain's Hundred Katie Cortner Episode: "The Fixer"
1961 The Untouchables Billie Mailer Episode: "Jigsaw"
1962 Target: The Corruptors! Betty Episode: "The Wrecker"
1962 77 Sunset Strip Lady Eve Winters Episode: "Shadow on your shoulder, S5-E9"
1962 Route 66 Lydia Episode: "Love is a Skinny Kid"
1962 Laramie Sarah Episode: "Trial by Fire"
1962 Going My Way Karen Murdock Episode: "Keep an Eye on Santa Claus"
1962 Stoney Burke Eunice Stocker Episode: "Cousin Eunice"
1962 The Untouchables Julie Liemer Episode: "Man in the Middle"
1965 Mr. Novak Dorothy Hummer Two-part episode "Faculty Follies"
1965 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"
1967 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"
1977 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
2003 The Twilight Zone Mrs. Fremont[3] Episode: "It's Still a Good Life"
2003 Crazy Love Unsold pilot
2005 Family Guy Herself Episode: "Petarded"
2005 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
2008 Dancing with the Stars Herself Celebrity contestant (17 episodes)
2009 The Office Lily Hanaday[4] Episode: "Stress Relief"
2009 Hawthorne Ms. Lachman Episode: "Healing Time"
2010–2014 Raising Hope Maw Maw 83 episodes
2010 Blue Mountain State Professor's Mom Episode: "Midterms"
2010 RuPaul's Drag Race Herself Episode: "Golden Gals"; special guest judge with Debbie Reynolds
2012 Top Gear Herself Episode: "Limos"
2012 Adventure Time Old Marceline (voice) 2 episodes
2013 Kirstie Shirley, Maddie's mother Episode: "Little Bummer Boy"
2013 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]
2015 Hawaii Five-0 Ruth Tennenbaum Episode: "Kuka'awale (Stakeout)"; guest star
2016 Bob's Burgers Meryl (voice) Episode: "Secret Admiral-irer"
2016 Royal Pains Annette Bellamy Episode: "The Good News Is..."
2016 Justice League Action Granny Goodness [10]
2017 American Gods Zorya Vechernyaya 2 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
1972 Of Thee I Sing Mary Turner
1973 A Brand New Life Victoria Douglas
1973 Crime Club Hilary Kelton
1973 Dying Room Only Jean Mitchell
1974 The Migrants Viola Barlow
1974 Hitchhike! Claire Stevens
1974 Thursday's Game Lois Ellison
1974 Death Sentence Susan Davies
1975 Someone I Touched Laura Hyatt
1975 Ladies of the Corridor Lulu Ames
1975 A Girl Named Sooner Old Mam Hawes
1975 Death Scream Mrs. Singleton
1977 It Happened One Christmas Clara Oddbody
1978 Long Journey Back Laura Casella
1979 Willa Darla Jean
1979 Mrs. R's Daughter Ruth Randell
1979 S.O.S. Titanic Molly Brown
1981 The Acorn People Nurse Betty Nelson
1981 Advice to the Lovelorn Maggie Dale
1982 Miss All-American Beauty Agatha Blaine
1983 Dixie: Changing Habits Sister Eugenio
1983 The Demon Murder Case Joan Greenway
1984 Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter Mary Kovacs
1985 Deadly Intentions Charlotte Raynor
1985 Blind Alleys Fran Sato
1985 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
1991 A Little Piece of Heaven Edwina 'Ed' McKevin
1993 Spies[11] Pamela Beale
1993 Fade to Black Ruth
1993 Double, Double, Toil and Trouble Aunt Agatha/Aunt Sofia
1993 Without a Kiss Goodbye Mrs. Samuels
1993 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
2007 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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