The actor later drew attention to “Dancing with the Stars” later in life.
Juliet Green said in a statement, “It’s my pleasure to work with Clarice Leachman, one of the most fearless actresses of our time.” “There was no one like Cloris. With a single glance he gave you the ability to break your heart or make you laugh ‘until tears fell down your face. You never knew what Cloris was about to say or do and that Was part of the unexpected quality. Of his unique magic. “
“She was deeply in love with her children and grandchildren. A lifelong vegetarian, she was an avid advocate for animal rights,” Green said. “The family requests that any donation in his name be a last chance for PETA or the animals.”
Greene said Leachman died of natural causes in Encinitas, California.
Leachman was born on April 30, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa, the oldest of three sisters. She began acting as a child and later studied drama at Northwestern University in Illinois with friends Charlotte Rae and Paul Linde.
Starting in the 1950s, she appeared in several TV shows, including a brief stint as Timmy’s mother in the original “Lassie”. Her role as Phyllis Lindstrom, Mary Tyler Moore’s nose and piercing landlady, made her a star.
In addition to his busy acting career, Leachman raised five children – four sons and one daughter, along with film director George Englund. Leachman and Englund were married for 26 years before divorcing in 1979. Leachman did not remarry and is survived by her four children as well as several grandchildren.