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Cloris Leachman was a versatile Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning actress known for roles in films including “The Last Picture Show” and “Young Frankenstein” as well as in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

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Published in The News Item on Jan. 27, 2021.
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February 26, 2021
Matthew McGuire
February 12, 2021
She made me laugh and I enjoyed watching love takes wing , she will be sorely missed my condolences to her family for her passing . May she rest in peace.
Tessa Ford
Military
February 11, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Henry Tanav
Acquaintance
February 6, 2021
Luv ya Phyllis!!! Rest In Peace.
Char
February 5, 2021
Cloris- I am proud to call you my friend, and I shall miss you forever my darling. May you Rest In Peace. Jon
Jon
Friend
February 3, 2021
Mrs a loris Leachmen was a wonderful person and a wonderful atress. I will miss her praying for the family. Rest in peace La Verne Robinson we love you Mrs Leachmen
La Verne Robinson
Friend
February 2, 2021
We love you! You will be missed greatly!
February 2, 2021
Dear Dinah, Adam, Morgan, George Jr.: Abbey and i send our deepest condolences. Your mom was always so kind and generous to us; from the Easter Egg Hunts on Mandeville Canyon, her friendship both on stage and support in promoting me to the Disney Studios for the movie North Avenue Irregulars. She was the most talented person I ever had the pleasure to work, And FUNNY, with that remarkable laugh. I shall miss her. Dick and Abbey Fuchs
Dick Fuchs
Friend
February 2, 2021
My condolences go out to the Leachman family on the death of Cloris. So sorry for your loss.
LeeRoy
February 2, 2021
I loved your imitation of Lars' Swedish family members! Being one of your Swedish neighbors from Minnesota. A great lady and actress!
Cheri Strand
Neighbor
February 1, 2021
I was privileged to hear Cloris play classical piano in a theater in Indio, CA, a few years ago. Apparently that was a talent she had most of her life.
Sally C. Baldwin
February 1, 2021
I loved you as Phyllis on The Mary Tyler Moore Show ❤❤❤
Derrick Johns
Friend
February 1, 2021
Thanks for the memories and laughter through the years.
Stephanie Schell
February 1, 2021
I loved everything you did. Fantastic actress! God bless you
Lynda Dease
Friend
February 1, 2021
Thanks for the many laughs over the years.
Boston, MA
February 1, 2021
Remember her from television over the years.
Stephanie D Schell
February 1, 2021
You were my friend. I know you are in heaven making EVERYONE laugh. My face will forever smile with you.
Cathy Morgan
Friend
February 1, 2021
Sorry for the loss, she was a great actress.
Geraldine Jeffires
February 1, 2021
I would like to offer my prayers and condolences to the family. Cloris was a very funny lady and a real talented actress and even though I never met her, she was like a friend. God bless you. You are reunited with Mary, Ted, Georgia and Valerie.
Yvonne N
February 1, 2021
Rest well funny lady...I remember her in Ronda...she was awesome
Erma Robinson
February 1, 2021
I met Miss Leachman years ago when she was the star on a game show...she was really kind as I flagged her down while crossing the street. I have watched her over the years and loved all of her comedy and serious rolls. May she have a peaceful rest in Heaven.
gwen
February 1, 2021
Cloris was a very funny lady and I enjoyed the parts that she played. I'm sorry for the death of your loved one and may our heavenly Father comfort all of your hearts in your time of sorrow.
patricia
January 31, 2021
Adam, George Jr. Morgan, and Dinah,
We are saddened to learn that your dear mom, Cloris Leachman, has passed away and we send our condolences to you. She was an amazing and versatile actress, and was loved and admired by many. Surely, she will be missed as her legacy continues.

She was a multi-talented person and we are thankful she lovingly shared her talents with us. I remember watching her on television beginning in the 1970s and was impressed with her creative skills. Cloris Leachman played the part of the pushy, self- absorbed friend and neighbor Phyllis Lindstrom on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show and she was the perfect person for that role. Thank you, Cloris Leachman for sharing your many talents with people all over the world. You could make us laugh in one role, and quickly transition to a serious role eloquently, with grace. Thank you for your love and care of animals.

May your treasured memories provide solace for you always. May prayers strengthen you and God’s loyal love always comfort and sustain you. 23rd Psalm
January 31, 2021
I’m stunned by this news. I’m so very sorry for your loss.
Mitchell Williams
Friend
January 31, 2021
My deepest sympathies to the family, Cloris was
January 31, 2021
My condolences to the family. I remember her on the Tyler Moore show. May the God of Comfort, continue to Comfort the family , during these difficult times.
A
January 31, 2021
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's...My condolence..
January 31, 2021
Truly one of a kind, so funny and so talented. My deepest condolences to the Leachman family, may God be with all of you at this very difficult time.
January 31, 2021
Blessings
January 31, 2021
She was simply the best and most honored actress in television history (in a tie with Julia Louis Dreyfus). She was both beautiful and hilarious and did dramatic roles as well as comedic roles. I'll never forget her grace and dignity, her legacy lives on.
S.R.
January 31, 2021
Her grace and beauty will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was a legend but never let it get to her head. May God strengthen her family and friends. She was the best and will never be forgotten.
Jennifer Habicht
January 31, 2021
To The Leachman Family: I want to offer my deepest condolences on the passing of such a fine actress. I admired her role in The facts of life as
Beverly Anne Stickle and Phyllis in the
Mary Tyler Show. She will be greatly missed who all loved and respected
her. May she rest in eternal peace with lord jesus Christ until he comes
back to judge the living and the dead.

Respectfully Yours,

Tijuana Jones
Tijuana Jones
Acquaintance
January 31, 2021
An extraordinary actress! Saw her in "Grandma Moses" at the Ford Theatre in D.C. Awesome performance. She was a very nice person to meet. Condolences to family.
Michael Wilborne
January 31, 2021
Truly an American Treasure
Ava Mann
January 31, 2021
Well done Ms. Leachman, I loved your characters, but Mema was the best.
Minister Patsy O. Hall
January 31, 2021
Praying that God comforts the family in their loss of this beautiful soul who gave us so many belly laughs/snorts/guffaws with her comedy and the characters she helped bring to life. I think she would want us to remember those moments and keep laughing at what she helped create for the ages. Can't help right now thinking of her saying "ovallllllltine?" in a Young Frankenstein scene. May our dear Cloris Leachman rest in peace and may you all find comfort and strength. And you will find laughter again.
January 31, 2021
I loved Cloris on the screen. She was fantastic. RIP
Pat Harding
January 30, 2021
Cloris's family has my deepest condolences. I really enjoyed watching her manly on the Mary Tyler Moore show. I t have never forgotten her. It is so hard to lose a family member as I lost my son this past July. It is so hard and I feel so sorry for you all. Mary
Mary Wickus
January 30, 2021
She won a record eight Emmys and an Oscar. I was honored to meet her and she was humble and down-to-earth. I loved her as Phyllis on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", she was an incredible actress. To her family, please accept my sincere condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. May God strengthen and give you hope and peace during this sad time. She was one in a million and will be greatly missed.
Jane Stevens
January 30, 2021
Cloris Leachman may be gone but never forgotten. My deepest condolences to the family. May you find comfort in your treasured memories of Cloris and May God continue to comfort you in the days, months and years ahead.
January 30, 2021
Still beautiful until the end. She will be greatly missed by her fans. She was fantastic in Mary Tyler Moore show. RIP Cloris. Peace to your friends and family.
Robin Bush
Friend
January 30, 2021
Thank you for years of entertainment, laughs, and love
Linda Kane
January 29, 2021
Oh!My she was so admired .Acting in a lot of TV.Sorry to know she passed away.Sympathy to Family.SA,TEX.MG
January 29, 2021
Cloris was one of the BEST in the entertainment industry. Her many outstanding roles were done to perfection by her . She will be missed by all who admired her. JM
January 29, 2021
Loved her as Liberaces mother in Behind the Candelabra, al ok ing with everything else she was ever in.
Todd Noll
Acquaintance
January 29, 2021
Cloris Leachman was a great actress. She made my family, friends and I laugh for many years. We are appreciative for reruns of the MTM Show and Facts of Life. We can continue to laugh. Thank you Ms. Leachman for sharing your art form. Rest in peace beautiful lady. Prayers go out to her family and friends.
Isaac M.
Acquaintance
January 29, 2021
I am very sorry here lose she was very good person I loved seeing her prayers to family
Teresa Allen
Friend
January 29, 2021
To Cloris Leachman,
You were a very talented actress., I enjoyed watching you on the Mary Tyler Moore show & the facts of life., My prayers go to your family and friends. Lisa Weiner.
Lisa Weiner
Acquaintance
January 29, 2021
She was a very talented funny person my favorite part that she played was on the Mary Tyler Moore show up thanks for Minneapolis and Mary Tyler Moore was one of my favorite shows we will really miss her. Thanks for sharing her with the world.

Sincerely,
Philipa Berio
Philipa Berio
Friend
January 29, 2021
She was a great actress, loved watching her on Mary Tyler Moore show. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and fans. God comforts those who mourn, May he strengthen and comfort each of you.
Glenda Richmond
January 29, 2021
Alishia
January 29, 2021
To the family of Cloris Leachman,

I would like to extend my condolences to you. I thoroughly watching Cloris on the Mary Tyler Moore show for years! She was an actress who truly could make you laugh. She will be missed. Please know that God is there as a source of comfort and strength. He will hold on to you and help you get through this difficult time. Isa. 41:10.
January 29, 2021
You Have Shared Yourself With The World & Now May You Sleep In Peace!! Sending Prayers To Your Family & Close Friends... You All Have My Most Deepest & Sincere Condolences !!
Wilma Scott
Friend
January 29, 2021
It wasn't long ago,I was watching the Nanny and there she was,she played Maxwell Sheffield former Nanny and Ive always been a Fran Dresher Fan and Ive known,she was a great actress and starring in many Tv shows and Movies,she will be sorely missed by her Fans,Rest in Peace Cloris in Jesus hands.Amen.
Walter Gastiger
Acquaintance
January 29, 2021
Love to Her !!!
Christine Kitchenmaster
Friend
January 29, 2021
Thoughts & Prayers
January 29, 2021
So sad to see this talented woman go. She was very entertaining, so many memories. Cloris will be missed by many. My heart goes out to her family. Please look to God for comfort and this very sad time.
January 29, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Cloris Leachman will always be remembered in her movies and Mary Tyler Moore. She was a special actress.
Diana Patton
January 29, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Cloris Leachman was a special actress. I remember her in Touched By An Angel. And she was so good in High Anxiety and Young Frankenstein. She will always be remembered by her fans.
Diana Patton
January 29, 2021
Deepest sympathy
Scherley Gleaton
January 28, 2021
Condolences to the Leachman family for the loss of ur love one. I lost my dad recently I feel ur pain I will diffently keep u in my prayers . May God bless u. I was told by someone that they are in a better place with no more pain nor sickness. I always watch u on the facts of life tv show. RIP CLORIS LEACHMAN
Sharonon Maynard
Friend
January 28, 2021
One of my very favorites! She always made me laugh! She had a talent like no other. Rest In Peace you will be missed!
Terri Taylor
January 28, 2021
My best memory was her TV series, Phyllis. In the opening credits, a group of theatrical male voices sing Phyllis and how she charms crabs out of shells, etc. with the last line, It Sure Isn't You", but tonight I believe that line changed to We welcome you!" You were loved, appreciated and adored by all.
Suzie
January 28, 2021
She was a "real" woman who was like a breath of fresh air to watch!! She was such an inspiration with her laughter and positive spirit that shone through!! I loved watching her on The Mary Tyler Moore show, she was one of my favourite actresses because of all of the above!! A life well lived!!
Nancy Palecek
January 28, 2021
We are going to miss Cloris. We use to watch her on the Virginian, Mary Tyler Moore so many shows. She made people laugh. I know that Cloris is in heaven with our LORD. She was so kind and caring and loved everyone she met. RIP Cloris we will miss you.
Jim and Zezza
Friend
January 28, 2021
Much love to a wonderful actress. Funny, oh so funny, artistic, talented, what gifts you shared with so many.
Ianthiaq Darden
January 28, 2021
Thank you God for Cloris Leachman! Thank you family for sharing her with us! R.I.P. smart , beautiful, and funny lady.
Susan Martin
Acquaintance
January 28, 2021
I grew up watching her Phyllis on the Mary Tyler Moore Show. Cloris Leachman, as an actress, had a special ability to make whatever she was in so much more. Her acting was perfection. I enjoyed her in Spanglish. I only knew her as a fan, but I would've loved to have known her for real. May she rest in peace!
Terry Wingerter
January 28, 2021
Thank you for the laughs, the tears and the warmth you made us feel.
Will miss seeing your smile, but will always have you in our heart.
Michael Lessing
Acquaintance
January 28, 2021
Kent Sivadge
January 28, 2021
Carol Sivadge
January 28, 2021
Dear Adam & George,

I was so deeply saddened to read of your wonderful mother's passing.
My mother Lorraine was born just fifteen days before your mother,
on April 15th, 1926. I lost her twenty one years ago. The day of her death will always be the saddest day of my life. Our mothers love us unconditionally from the moment we are born, and that unconditional love is forever. Soon you will see subtle signs that you mother is still near, watching over you and protecting you, just as she did during her journey here on earth.
It was a lifetime ago that little Ariel and Denise lived next door to me on 4th Street in Santa Monica. It was so good to see you Adam at Paul & Brian's concert in San Diego.
Your mother will live on forever in the hearts of all of those whose lives she touched, and in her brilliant body of work. She brought so much joy to generations of her devoted fans, including me. She was a star here on earth, and now she is one of the brightest stars in the night sky. I will look for her each night, and remember her, when I look up to Heaven.
My thoughts and my prayers are with you both, and with Ariel and with all of your family at this very sad time.
May all of the remaining days of your lives be filled with peace, happiness, good health, and so many blessings from above.
Jeffrey Bonk Santa Monica, California
Friend
January 28, 2021
A great actress with personality spunk and a great
sense of humor. SHe was a a total delight!
Anne Spencer
Acquaintance
January 28, 2021
I remember as a little girl walking on Compo Beach with you and Patsey. Thanks for the stories you shared and the many laughs
Jennifer
Neighbor
January 28, 2021
So sorry to hear about Cloris' passing. She was such an entertainer and one of a kind. She was a help to us
several times. Condolences to George and to all the family. May she have all the maccaroni and cheeze she wants!
DANIEL KIDD
Acquaintance
January 28, 2021
Loved everything about this wonderfully exceptional actress. She was extremely talented always making me laugh and cry. For decades I watched this lovely lady on tv, she did it her way. Missing you already but remembering your talent forever....Much respect and Prayers to family and friends ❤
Valenda Newell
Acquaintance
January 28, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Kimtraila Williams
Friend
January 28, 2021
She was awesome in "Young Frankenstein ", I laughed out loud so many times. She was an outstanding actor who never took anything for granted. Just an amazing person and a joy to watch, she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. A sad day for the acting community.
Erin Peters
January 28, 2021
One of Hollywood's most talented actors, she was still working consistently in her eighties. She was a true role model despite being the most incredible actress. To her family, please accept my sincere condolences, I am so sorry for your loss
Marilee Banfield
January 28, 2021
My favorite actress of all time, I remembered watching her win the Oscar for "The Last Picture Show". She deserved to win eight Emmys, the most for a female actress. I send my sincere condolences to her family. Her legacy lives on.
Joyce Battaglini
January 28, 2021
May you have found the Lord and be at peace.
Charlene
Acquaintance
January 28, 2021
May you have found the Lord and be at peace.
Charlene
January 28, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
January 28, 2021
You were an amazing actress, you won an Oscar for "The Last Picture Show". I still can't believe you won a record eight Emmys, including one at the age of eighty. I loved watching you on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", you were an incredible comedienne. Hollywood lost one of its most decorated stars, you will be greatly missed.
Michelle Lewis
January 28, 2021
A great actress and she could make you laugh at a drop of a hat. My favorite actress on mary Tyler Moore as Phyllis may she Rest In Peace and prayers to her family
Susan Corrigan
January 28, 2021
I grew up watching you on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show". "Young Frankenstein" is my favorite comedy of all time. Thank you for the memories and for sharing a part of your life with us.
Sarah Williams
January 28, 2021
RIP,you are loved by so many....a fan of yours for years
cheryl simber
Friend
January 28, 2021
She was very talented woman AND OH so funny! Always entertaining!!!
Her many memories we will always appreciate......so thankful for her films and pictures. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends. Celebrate her life well, she deserves it...
Di & Von Brinkley
Friend
January 28, 2021
May God comfort and console you during this sad time. Please accept my sincere condolences, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a talented and gifted actress, I loved her in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show".
January 28, 2021
She inspired me to become an actress, I am acting in plays and musicals with a local acting group. I'll never forget her, I met her once and she was so down-to-earth and kind. I send my sincere condolences to her family, she will be greatly missed
January 28, 2021
You were always above and beyond. You brought to the world love, laughter and now tears. Thoughts of you will always be in my memories. Sincerely John
John Valerio
January 28, 2021
Heartfelt condolences to the family in the loss of Cloris. May the God of tender mercies and all comfort, comfort you during this time.
RH
January 28, 2021
With my sincere condolences to her family and friends. May you RIP. An awesome actress you were. ❤❤
Teresa Cole
Acquaintance
January 28, 2021
I am heartbroken. Cloris Leachman made us laugh until we cried...but now we're just crying, to lose such a comic genius. She will always live on as Frau Blucher and Nurse Diesel. Cloris was the gift, and she gave herself to us via her talent. She gave those characters life, and there will never EVER be another to equal her talent or her sweet heart. May she rest in peace, and we offer our condolences to her family and friends. We miss her already.
January 28, 2021
My condolences.
January 28, 2021
Our dear little Cloris is gone. She has entertained us all for decades. May the Almighty God comfort the Family with peace. May he give you the strength you need to cope during this difficult time. She will be missed but with the legacy she leaves behind we will always have laughter. Thank you for her long lived contribution to the entertainment industry.
BRY
January 28, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the family, friends, and many admirers of Cloris Leachman. She played many roles and is very memorable in the Mary Tyler Moore show. At this difficult time, may the God of tender mercies comfort and strengthen you to mourn your loss.
Mary S
Neighbor
January 28, 2021
Beautiful lady could play many different rolls !
Stephanie Sprigler
January 28, 2021
To the family and friends of this amazing actress, please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss, which in actuality is our loss as well.
D D
Neighbor
January 28, 2021
Sincere sympathies to the Leachman family, at this time of your tears, may you find comfort and strength from God to carry you all through this most difficult time of your loss.
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