awards & nominations

Spanglish (2004)

Cloris Leachman as "Evelyn Wright"

Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno (Paz Vega) finds housekeeping work with Deborah (Téa Leoni) and John Clasky (Adam Sandler), a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can't handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina (Shelbie Bruce), Deborah decides they should move into the Clasky home. Cultures clash and tensions run high as Flor and the Claskys struggle to share space while raising their children on their own, and very different, terms.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970)

Cloris Leachman as "Phyllis Lindstrom"

Mary Richards is a thirty-something single woman who settles in Minneapolis after breaking up with a boyfriend. She lands a job as an associate producer of the evening news at WJM-TV, which happens to be the area's lowest-rated station. Her boss, Lou Grant, hates her spunk but often looks to her to solve newsroom (or even personal) problems. Mary's other coworkers include news writer Murray Slaughter, egomaniacal anchorman Ted Baxter and "Happy Homemaker" Sue Ann Nivens (Betty White). Mary's home is a modest studio apartment -- and her upstairs neighbor, Rhoda Morgenstern, quickly becomes a good friend. Later in the series, Mary moves to a plush high-rise apartment before leaving Minneapolis and WJM for good.

Emmy (Primetime) (1974)WonOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Young Frankenstein (1974)

Cloris Leachman as "Frau Blücher"

Respected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) learns that he has inherited his infamous grandfather's estate in Transylvania. Arriving at the castle, Dr. Frankenstein soon begins to recreate his grandfather's experiments with the help of servants Igor (Marty Feldman), Inga (Teri Garr) and the fearsome Frau Blücher (Cloris Leachman). After he creates his own monster (Peter Boyle), new complications ensue with the arrival of the doctor's fiancée, Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn).

Golden Globe (1974)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Charley and the Angel (1973)

Cloris Leachman as "Nettie Appleby"

A 1930s storekeeper (Fred MacMurray) neglects his wife (Cloris Leachman) and family until an angel (Harry Morgan) informs him his time is up.

Golden Globe (1973)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

The Last Picture Show (1971)

Cloris Leachman as "Ruth Popper"

High school seniors and best friends, Sonny (Timothy Bottoms) and Duane (Jeff Bridges), live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating local beauty, Jacy (Cybill Shepherd), while Sonny is having an affair with the coach's wife, Ruth (Cloris Leachman). As graduation nears, both boys contemplate their futures. While Duane eyes the army and Sonny takes over a local business, each boy struggles to figure out if he can escape this dead-end town and build a better life somewhere else.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1972)WonSupporting Actress
Academy Award (1971)WonActress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1971)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture