EXCLUSIVE-Cloris Leachman (born April 30, 1926) is an American actress of stage, film and television. She has won eight primetime Emmy AwardsÑmore than any other female performerÑand one Daytime Emmy Award. She won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the 1971 film The Last Picture Show. She is best known for playing the nosy neighbor Phyllis Lindstrom on the 1970s TV series The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and later on the spinoff series, Phyllis. She also appeared in three Mel Brooks films, including Young Frankenstein and filming now with Brad Pitt "Inglourous Basterds" by Director Quentin Tarentino.
Leachman was a contestant on Season 7 (2008) of Dancing With The Stars, paired with Corky Ballas. At the age of 82, she is the oldest contestant to dance on the series. She was voted off on October 28th. When asked who she thinks is the favorite to win this season, she replied, "Probably Brooke Burke, because she is always excellent."
Leachman was the grand marshal for the 2009 Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl Game, which took place Jan 1, 2009 in Pasadena, California. She presided over the 120th parade, the theme being "Hats Off to Entertainment," and the 95th Rose Bowl game.