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Oscar-winning actress Cloris Leachman dies aged 94

Cloris Leachman has died aged 94.

The American actress and comedian died on Tuesday night at her home in California with her daughter, Dinah, by her side, reports TMZ.

Cloris’ career in showbiz spanned seven decades and during that time she won a number of accolades, including eight Emmys from 22 nominations.

She is the most nominated and, along with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the most awarded actress in Emmy history.

Adding to her list of notable achievements, Cloris has an Oscar and Bafta for her role in The Last Picture Show (1971), a coming of age film in which she starred alongside Timothy Bottoms and Jeff Bridges.

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Cloris collected a number of accolades during her seven-decade career in showbiz (Picture: Wire Image)

She also has a Golden Globe for her portrayal of the title character in TV show Phyllis, which was a spin-off of The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

Cloris made appearances in the films Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969), Young Frankenstein (1974) and Yesterday (1981).

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Cloris won an Oscar and Bafta for her role in The Last Picture Show (Picture: Rex)

More recently she voiced Gran in The Croods movies.

Besides having the lead role in Phyllis over in television, Cloris played Grandma Ida in Malcolm In The Middle for five years, which earned her two Emmys for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series.

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Cloris (right) starred in The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977) (Picture: Rex)

Cloris continued working up until her death, with two of her films – High Holiday and Not To Forget – set to be released posthumously.

She married George Englund in 1953 and the pair had five children together – Dinah, Morgan, Bryan, George Jr and Adam.

Their marriage ended in 1979.

Tributes have been flooding in for the actress, with Steve Martin writing: ‘Salute to Cloris Leachman, who brought comedy’s mysteries to the big and small screen.’

Meanwhile, author Stephen King penned: ‘RIP Cloris Leachman. She was so good in THE LAST PICTURE SHOW. Remember her throwing the coffee pot?’

Credit: Original article published here.

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