Oscar Winning Actress Cloris Leachman Dies at 95

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Cloris Leachman, an Oscar winning actress best known for her roles in the ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ show and ‘Young Frankenstein’ has now passed away at the age of 95.

She received an Oscar for ‘best supporting actress’ for her work in the 1971 film ‘The Last Picture Show.’

As The New York Post reports:

The famed actress — an Oscar winner and nine-time Emmy winner who could do it all — passed away at her home in Encinitas, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 27, Page Six has confirmed. She died of natural causes. TMZ first reported the news…

“It’s been my privilege to work with Cloris Leachman, one of the most fearless actresses of our time,” her longtime manager Juliet Green told Page Six 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.”

Green added, “She loved her children and her grandchildren ferociously. A lifelong vegetarian, she was a passionate advocate for animal rights. The family requests that any donations in her name be made to PETA or Last Chance for Animals.”

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