‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ star Cloris Leachman dies at 94

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By RADIO.COM

Cloris Leachman, who starred on the iconic ‘70s television series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," has died at the age of 94.

According to TMZ, Leachman died from natural causes on Tuesday at her home in Encinitas, California. Her daughter, Dinah, was at her side, Leachman's son told the outlet.

"It’s been my privilege to work with Cloris Leachman, one of the most fearless actresses of our time," the famed actress' longtime manager, Juliet Green, said in a statement. "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."

Leachman won two Emmys for playing Phyllis Lindstrom on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." In 1975, she starred in the titular role in the spin-off series, "Phyllis."

On the big screen, the Iowa native took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1971 film "The Last Picture Show."

Other film credits include "Young Frankenstein," "Butch Cassidy and the Sunshine Kid," "History of the World Part 1," "Spanglish" and "Scary Movie 4," among many others.

Throughout her career, Leachman received a total of 8 Emmy Awards and is tied with Julia Louis-Dreyfus for most wins by an actress. Most recently, she won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy for her work on "Macolm in the Middle."

Her long list of television credits include appearances on "Facts of Life," "Mad About You," "Two and a Half Men," "Raising Hope" and "American Gods."

In 2008, she also showed off her moves appearing as a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars" and became the oldest person to compete on the series.

Leachman is survived by four children and six grandchildren.

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