Saturday, April 11, 2009

Cloris Leachman

The Emmy and Oscar-winning actress discusses her new autobiography and her recent experiences as the Grand Marshal for the Tournament of Roses and as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars.

Cloris Leachman is an Emmy and Oscar-winning actress best known for her roles as the self-involved neighbor, Phyllis, on the Mary Tyler Moore Show, and as Frau Bl├╝cher in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. She was recently paired with professional dancer Corky Ballas as a contestant on season seven of Dancing With The Stars and lasted seven weeks before being voted off. Her list of awards is record-setting, with eight Primetime Emmy Awards--more than any other female performer--and one Daytime Emmy Award; she has been nominated more than 20 times. She also won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the 1971 film The Last Picture Show.

Cloris was Grand Marshal at the Rose Parade and did the coin toss at the Rose Bowl game between Penn Sate and USC. If all this wasn't enough she managed to travel to Berlin to shoot the new Quentin Tarantino film, Inglourious Bastards, also staring Brad Pitt.

Thursday, April 16, 7 pm
Free at the
Glendale Public Library Auditorium
222 East Harvard Street, Glendale
(818) 548-2042

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