Social media was abuzz with condolences and tributes on
Wednesday, when Emmy and Oscar winner actress Cloris Leachman died at the age
The actress was best known for Emmy-winning role in series
“The Mary Tyler Moore Show” as Phyllis and her Oscar-winning performance in the
movie “The Last Picture Show.”
She died a natural death at her residence in Encinitas,
Throughout her extraordinary career as a television actress,
Leachman won eight Emmy Awards, leveling up with Julia Louis-Dreyfus for the
actresses who won the most acting awards in Emmys’ history.
She has been remarkable with her comedic chops in “Young
Frankenstein” as Frau Blucher (remember that horse whinnying?).
Her other noteworthy performances in TV series include “The
Migrants,” “Ladies of the Corridor,” “The Woman Who Willed a Miracle,” and “The
Facts of Life.”
Her long-serving manager, Juliet Green paid tribute to the
late actress in a heartfelt social media post, writing, “It’s been my privilege
to work with Cloris Leachman, one of the most fearless actresses of our time.
There was no one like Cloris. With a single look she had the ability to break
your heart or make you laugh ‘till the tears ran down your face. You never knew
what Cloris was going to say or do and that unpredictable quality was part of
her unparalleled magic.”
After hearing the news of her death, several A-list celebrities
took to social media to share their fond memories with the actress and to offer
Notable stars including George Takei, Bob Saget, Ed Asner and John Stamos were also among those who reacted to Cloris Leachman’s death at 94.
Fellow actress Amber Tamblyn who worked with the pioneering actress on the sitcom “Joan of Arcadia” also tweeted, saying, “What a brilliant, fearless firecracker she was and will be remembered as.”
Eddie McClintock, fellow-actor who worked with Leachman in her initial years of her career, said, “She re-enacted all our favorite lines from ‘Young Frankenstein’ and ‘High Anxiety’. Then, one day during rehearsal, she mooned us all. Amazing. I’ll never forget it, or her,” he tweeted.
Here’s the roundup of how fans and fellow celebrities have
been reacting to the death news of the legendary prolific actress Cloris
— Ed Asner (@TheOnlyEdAsner) January 27, 2021
Cloris Leachman has passed. The Oscar and Emmy-winning funny lady stole her way into our hearts and always left us smiling. She was 94.
Rest in peace, and save a laugh for us when we get there.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 27, 2021
Rest In Peace Beautiful Cloris ❤️#ClorisLeachman I became a fan of yours the first time I saw you on tv. And then years later I was lucky enough to work with you and I fell in love with who you are as a person. I will never forget our talks and the time we shared. I love you.
— Maureen McCormick (@MoMcCormick7) January 27, 2021
Cloris Leachman had a razor sharp wit that I’ll always admire. Rest peacefully, love. 😢♥️ pic.twitter.com/phMdVUHorp
— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) January 27, 2021
Salute to Cloris Leachman, who brought comedy’s mysteries to the big and small screen.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) January 27, 2021
— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) January 27, 2021
So sad over the loss of the brilliant Cloris Leachman. Beyond being an Academy award winner, her hilarious role in “Young Frankenstein,” and being “Phyllis,” I had the pleasure of being roasted by her on television. My deepest sympathies to her loved ones. pic.twitter.com/P2cUedaPlL
— bob saget (@bobsaget) January 27, 2021
Cloris Leachman!!! Peace be Still, I love her! I had written a sitcom for us a few years back after the L Word. She and her family were was sooo wonderful. Our first meeting was sushi and Roses. She fed me dinner and was hilarious.
— Pam Grier Ph.D (@PamGrier) January 27, 2021
RIP Cloris Leachman. She was so good in THE LAST PICTURE SHOW. Remember her throwing the coffee pot?
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 27, 2021
Damn it Phylis! Cloris Leachman could do ANYTHING & was always game. Also, when on Facts of Life, she was the 1st person I saw INSIST on a healthy craft service table. Hence her long life of vitality. Thank you for the laughs.💔 pic.twitter.com/3VAfopEi8a
— Dana Delany (@DanaDelany) January 27, 2021
I’ve been lucky to work with some of the best artists in my 20+ year career. Cloris Leachman on “Joan of Arcadia was one of them. What a brilliant, fearless firecracker she was and will be remembered as. Fly safe now, dear Cloris. #RIPClorisLeachman pic.twitter.com/xl19Hanfmn
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) January 27, 2021
RIP #ClorisLeachman I feel so honored to have had an opportunity to work with such an incredible talent.
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) January 27, 2021
As a guest star on The Muppet Show, Cloris Leachman kept the show going despite an invasion of pigs and in The Muppet Movie she opened the door to our standard rich and famous contract. A legend and a great friend. Cloris, we will never forget you.
— The Muppets (@TheMuppets) January 27, 2021
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) January 27, 2021
RIP Cloris Leachman. Frau Blucher is one of my all-time favorite characters. pic.twitter.com/ePJEqZwTWE
— John Cohen (@JohnCohen1) January 27, 2021
What an honor to have worked w/ my idol @Cloris_Leachman. Loved her in ‘Last Picture Show,’ as Phyllis Lindstrom on ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ & so much more. On set she was delightful & humble. Could have listed to her tell stories all night long & often did just that. RIP pic.twitter.com/zSXB7d39mk
— Erik Stolhanske (@ErikStolhanske) January 27, 2021
Cloris Leachman played my mother on my second sitcom. I always considered myself lucky for having the chance to work with her. She will be missed.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 27, 2021
Rest in Peace, Emmy-winning funny lady Cloris Leachman!
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