American actress Cloris Leachman has died at 95 years of age. She died at her home in Encinitas, California.
She died Tuesday, January 26 of natural causes. The American Film Academy has expressed its condolences on Leachman’s passing.
“Cloris Leachman was a comedy legend. <…> she never ceased to amaze, delight and amaze us,” the academy said on Twitter.
Many Hollywood actors and directors have also offered condolences on Leachman’s death. Mel Brooks, Rosie O’Donnell and others.
Cloris Leachman was born on April 30, 1926. She grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. After winning a beauty contest, the girl decided to move to New York. There Leachman entered the acting studio in the group to Elia Kazan. The role in the play “Come Back, Little Sheba” was the actress’ debut.
Cloris Leachman is an eight-time Emmy Award winner, for which she has been nominated a total of 22 times. She has also won one Oscar, one Golden Globe and one BAFTA each. The actress has acted in such films as “The Last Picture Show”, “Young Frankenstein”, and “Bad Santa”.