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CLORIS LEACHMAN (Noriko) is an Emmy®- and Oscar®- winning actress best known for her roles as the self-involved neighbor Phyllis on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and Frau Blücher in Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein.” She recently joined dancer Corky Ballas as a contestant on season seven of "Dancing with the Stars.” Leachman has received eight Primetime Emmy Awards®—more than any other female performer—and one Daytime Emmy® out of more than 20 nominations. She won the Oscar® for Best Supporting Actress for "The Last Picture Show.”

Leachman made her feature-film debut in Robert Aldrich's "Kiss Me Deadly” in 1955, and one year later appeared opposite Paul Newman and Lee Marvin in "The Rack.” In television, her work includes "The Twilight Zone,” "Rawhide,” "Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and "Lassie.” Her nosy landlady Phyllis Lindstrom was a fixture on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show” for five years and later featured in the spinoff "Phyllis,” for which Leachman won a Golden Globe®.

She earned an Emmy® and a SAG Award® nomination for her performance in the HBO special "Mrs. Harris.” Earlier this year, Leachman began touring "Cloris: The One Woman Show” and released "Cloris: My Autobiography” (Kensington Books). This year, Leachman launched a successful new clothing line

Leachman voiced the role of Dola the Pirate in the English-language version of Miyazaki's "Castle in the Sky.”


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