Stories

94-Year-Old Cloris Leachman Talks About Some Of Her Favorite Movie Roles

Cloris Leachman celebrates her 94th birthday today, April 30, 2020! In honor of her birthday, she has revealed some of her favorite movie roles over the years. Cloris has been featured in over 60 films during her long career.

In addition, she has received an Oscar, Emmy awards, and more. She also appeared in many television shows over the years. Let’s take a look at some of her favorite movies and why she loved the roles so much.

Cloris Leachman looks back on her favorite roles

Awards / Facebook

Cloris portrayed Agnes in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, a 1969 classic. She once revealed that it was her idea to sing “The Sweetest Little Fellow,” from the song “Mighty Like a Rose” by Paul Robeson. However, when she heard it she said “it sounded like a cat mewing” but it was never fixed due to timing.

RELATED: Olivia Newton-John Shares Throwback Photo Meeting The Queen In Honor Of Her 94th Birthday

Gene Wilder and Cloris Leachman / Facebook

Cloris also said she loved filming The Last Picture Show (1971) in a small town in Texas. She hung out a lot with co-star Ellen Burstyn and they loved to talk in the accent of the Texas town. Another ’70s film Cloris fondly remembers is Young Frankenstein. She said that Gene Wilder would laugh anytime she said anything! They had to film a lot of takes to get it right.

‘High Anxiety’ / 20th Century Studios

She also talked about the ’77 film High Anxiety. She talks of the mustache in the movie and said, “I had been made up and I was sitting in my trailer waiting to be called and just doing nothing so I had a little black pencil.”

One of the newer movies she loved filming was the 2015 movie This Is Happening. She said Sting’s daughter Mickey Sumner really made the film what it was. She loved the movie and working with Mickey.

Happy birthday, Cloris! To celebrate, why not watch one of her favorite movies?

Show comments
Share
Published by

Recent Posts

Michael J. Fox Tragically Links Parkinson’s Diagnosis To Partying In The ‘80s

Michael J. Fox has been living with Parkinson’s disease since he turned 30 in 1991.…

3 hours ago

Revolutionary Therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer Dies At 96

Dr. Ruth Westheimer died on July 12. She was 96 years old when she passed…

5 hours ago

Danica McKellar Reunites With Her ‘Wonder Years’ Castmates

Danica McKellar was delighted to see her co-stars again at the Fanboy Expo in Knoxville,…

6 hours ago

The Stars Of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210,’ ‘Charmed,’ And More Pay Tribute To Shannen Doherty

Television icon Shannen Doherty passed away on July 13 at the age of 53. Following…

6 hours ago

Ann-Margret Wants This Actress To Play Her In A Biopic

The possibility of a biopic about Ann-Margret keeps getting stronger as the Hollywood glamor queen…

9 hours ago

Hoda Kotb Gets Pleasantly Surprised By ‘TODAY’ With US Olympic Gymnastics Leotard

As the 2024 Paris Olympics is set to commence, Hoda Kotb, along with other TODAY…

10 hours ago