Born on 30/4/26, Cloris Leachman has turned 94 and we wish her very best wishes.
Cloris is someone I always remember as she appeared in one of my favourite films, KISS ME DEADLY.
She made an impressive film debut in the Mickey Spillane story, with her dramatic appearance at the very start of the thriller, as she flags down Ralph Meeker . It is her story which starts Mike Hammer on his quest.
I had never seen this photo before. Presumably a publicity still, certainly not a scene in the film.
Cloris , who was still acting in 2020, made her TV debut in 1948 and it was television where her career was primarily made.
And although she did not make many films, she won a Best Supporting Oscar in 1971 for The Last Picture Show.
She also did stage work and starred in a production of South Pacific in 1949 and was in a production of As You Like It with Katharine Hepburn in 1950.
Cloris was a regular on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and appeared in countless TV series through the years.