Cloris Leachman played her first film role when she was seven. In it she showed real promise. Seventy-six years later she has, in multiple ways, fulfilled that promise. She has walked a road that only she could have laid out. In our two hundred year history Cloris Leachman is one of the few actresses that has created such a majestic diversity of roles in every entertainment medium.
Some remember Cloris most as the zany, self centered Phyllis on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, others for her hilarious Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein and her conically breasted Nurse Diesel in High Anxiety, others for her awesomely prejudiced grandmother in Malcolm In The Middle. And there are those who remember her gracious fluidity with Shakespeare's lines when she played opposite Katharine Hepburn on Broadway in As You Like It and her soaring success on Broadway as Nellie Forbush, the singing lead in South Pacific. Cloris' recent appearance on ABC TV's "Dancing With The Stars" was one of the highlights of the television season.
In contrast to these creations are Cloris' superb dramatic performances. She won her Oscar as Ruth Popper, the emotionally barren woman in The Last Picture Show. The Oscar sits regally on a shelf in Cloris' home alongside her nine Emmys, the most ever won by an actor.
In dining with presidents and prime ministers, senators and congressmen, in working with the great talents of the entertainment industry, Cloris has lived an exciting life. In giving birth to four boys and a girl, in losing one of her sons to drugs, in becoming first to grandmother and now a great grandmother, Cloris has known the exhilaration and tears of family life.
Cloris' one woman show draws from the magical moments in her professional and personal careers. The show is everything you'd expect from unique, multitalented Cloris - and more.