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Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Cloris Leachman died

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Cloris Leachman
Oscar-winning legendary Hollywood actress Cloris Leachman, 94, has died. She breathed her last at her home in California, USA on Wednesday,January 27.

Cloris Leachman was successful comedian also. In a career spanning more than seven decades, Leachman has won a record number of nine Primetime Emmy Awards (jointly with Julia Louis-Dreyfus), a Daytime Emmy Award, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award. She competed in the 20th Miss America pageant in 1946 as Miss Chicago and was among the top 16 contestants.

In 1971, Leachman won the Academy Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Last Picture Show.

Leachman won the Golden Globe Award for her work in the Phyllis series. She also starred in three films, including Young Frankenstein (1974) directed by Mel Brooks, and Daisy May Moses on NBC's The Facts of Life and The Beverly Hills (1993) from 1986-88.

Chloris Lichmann was born in 1926 to a poor family in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. In 1953, she married director-producer George Englund.

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