Cloris Leachman Feature Profile | Net Worth, Movies, Career, Husband and Age

Published Date   22nd Mar. 2018, 12:32 pm  Update Date: March 27th, 2018  06:19 pm
Cloris Leachman Feature Profile | Net Worth, Movies, Career, Husband and Age
Quick Info
Birth Name:Cloris Leachman
Birth Place:Des Moines, Lowa
Birth Sign:Taurus
Father:Berkeley Claiborne
Mother:Cloris
Spouse:George Englund (Ex-Husband)
Height:1.66 M
Ethnicity:White
Eye Color:Brown
Hair Color:Brown
Date of Birth:30/04/1926
Age: 92 years old
Nationality:American
Net Worth:$21 million
Qualification:Graduation In Drama




Record holding Emmy Award winner along with Oscar, Cloris Leachman is a multi-talented American actress and comedian, who received PETA’s Lifetime achievement award in 2017.

Leachman has worked for an incredibly diverse filmography over the course of her seventy-five career. Successful actor in theatre, televison and films, Cloris Leachman net worth is estimated to be at $21 million.

Cloris Leachman earned millions of fans for her role in The Last Picture Show in 1971, for which she earned Academy Award and on The Mary Tyler Moore Show where she played as a nosy neighbor.

Having performed in several projects from dramas to comedies, shows, films and even Dancing with the Stars, Leachman has left everyone stunned from her never ending energy and talent.

Early Life and Education

Comedian Cloris was born on April 30, 1926, in Des Moines, Lowa, U.S. She was born to parents, father Berkeley Claiborne Leachman, who worked at the family-owned Leachman Lumber Company, and mother Cloris (Wallace). Leachman is the eldest of her three sisters.

Likewise, her middle sister Claiborne Cary was also an actress and singer. Her maternal grandmother was from Bohemian descent.

Cloris began her study from the Theodore Roosevelt High School before attending Illinois State University to study drama. Later, she enrolled at the Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and joined the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. While in the University, Cloris won Miss Chicago title and competed in Miss America pageant in 1946. She didn’t win the title but won in many categories.

Cloris also took acting classes under Elia Kazan, famous director at the Actors Studio in New York. Cloris had performed exceptionally well in Broadway theatre.

Career and Movies

In 1948, Cloris appeared in Sundown Beach, in Broadway production. She played Cella alongside Katharine Hepburn’s Rosalind.

Her successful career let her replace Martha Wright in ‘South Pacific’ in 1951, and Madeleine Sherwood in ‘The Crucible‘ in 1953. After playing several films in minor role, she played in the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969, as the leading role.

Her 1971 project, The Last Picture Show was a successful movie where her performance was loved by many even critics. She even won Oscar Award for the film. Cloris Leachman net worth started taking heights with the success from her every project.

Apparently, Leachman and Mel Brooks collaborated in three movies together, where she was cast as the housekeeper Frau Blucher in 1974 comedy horror known as ‘Young Frankenstein‘.

The movie was an affectionate and well-made parody of the classic horror film genre in true Mel Brooks style. Besides, the movie was considered as one of the greatest comedy films of all time.

In 1977, she played a role as Nurse Charlotte Diesel in ‘High Anxiety.’ She has played many movies including The Comedian in 2016, where she acted as May Conner in Taylor Hackford’s.

Moreover, she has voiced to animated films including My Little Pony: The Movie in 1986, The Iron Giant in 1999, and The Croods in 2013.

Cloris had also toured the US with the productions of Grandma Moses: An American Primitive in 1989 and Slow Boat in 1994.

Later, she played a number of numerous and iconic characters on television like Ruth Martin in ‘Lassie’ (1957-1958).

She has also voiced the comic book character Granny Goodness in ‘Justice League Action’ in 2017. She stars as the Slavic goddess Zorya Vechernyaya, the Evening Star, in Starz’s fantasy drama “American Gods.’

Personal Life and Husband

Cloris Leachman is a married woman who tied the knot with American actor and filmmaker George Englund in 1953.

The couple was blessed with five children, Adam (1953), George Englund Jr (1957), Morgan (1963), Dinah (1966), and Bryan (1956-1986). Their son Bryan died in 1986 due to drug overdose at age 30.
Cloris Leachman with her ex-husband George Englund

 Cloris Leachman with her ex-husband George Englund. Image source: YouTube

Cloris-George couple got divorced in 1979. The split took place as her husband, Englund had a torrid affair with British actress Joan Collins who is known to have called Leachman to boast about their extramarital relationship.

Though, the couple divorced, Cloris had maintained a strong connection with George until the death of her ex-husband in September 2017. He died  after he had a fall.

Leachman had also published ‘Cloris: My Autobiography‘ in 2009, which was co-authored with her ex-husband George.

Cloris Leachman Net Worth

According to The Richest, Cloris Leachman net worth is estimated to be at $21 million. Leachman source of income is usually from her professional career as an actress and comedian.

The average salary of Stand-up comedian in an America is $20,000, with expected lifetime earnings of $700,000. However, she must have earned more than just the average as she is the most loved and finest actress in U.S.

Moreover, she has brought some brand new digs! Where she purchased the Topanga home on August 27, 2012, for $930,000.  Cloris Leachman net worth includes her house.
Cloris Leachman net worth includes her house.

 Cloris Leachman net worth includes her house that cost $930,000. 

Image source: Trulia

Besides, Cloris sold her penthouse apartment on South Barrington Avenue in Los Angeles for $988,000. For her residence from February 2000, she initially paid $635,000.

However, her new brand home is a two-story ranch on Topanga’s best street and features four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a family room and a small loft/office. Space brings the home to approximately 2,700 sq.ft.

Leachman also had a car that cost around thousands of dollars.
Cloris Leachman net worth includes her car.

Actress Cloris Leachman Driving a Car. Image source: The World of Class

Awards and Achievements

The legendary American comedian has received 22 Primetime Emmy nominations and was awarded the first one in 1973 for ‘A Brand New Life.’ Then, She had already won Academy  award for her role in ‘The Last Picture Show’ in best actress in a supporting role, category.

Leachman had achieved two Emmys for her performance in Malcolm in the Middle (2002 and 2006). Likewise, Clorin was nominated for at least four times and conferred with the Globe Awards for Best Actress in the Television Series Musical or Comedy for ‘Phyllis‘ in 1975.

Overall, Cloris Leachman have received seven Primetime Emmy Awards, a Daytime Emmy Award, Golden Globe award, BAFTA Award, Academy Award, Gold Derby Award and many others.

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