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When Cloris Leachman appeared on Perry Mason, she was avoiding choosing a name for her baby girl

In 1966, Cloris Leachman was cast to appear in what many fans consider the darkest episode of Perry Mason to ever air. In "The Case of the Crafty Kidnapper," Perry Mason defends a man accused of murder, and in the midst of the case, a key witness' son gets kidnapped. The twists in this episode are not just unforeseeable, but shocking. Along with featuring one of the series' most eye-widening reveals, the episode also features Leachman showing up as the murder victim's wife, swearing revenge.
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Remembering Cloris Leachman and Her Astounding Work in 1970s

Cloris Leachman, who would have turned 95 on April 30, was already a seasoned performer before her impressive streak in film and television began in the early 1970s. In 1972, she pulled off a rare feat: She won the best supporting actress Oscar for Peter Bogdanovich’s “The Last Picture Show,” in a finely-drawn dramatic performance, and was nominated for an Emmy in comedy supporting actress for her role as the nutty Phyllis on CBS’ “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
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From the Historian: Actress Cloris Leachman, an ER connection

The recent death of Cloris Leachman (Jan. 27) called to mind the years when Broadway actors came to East Rochester to perform in summer theater. It all began in 1950 when the East Rochester Fire Department sponsored the Famous Actors Summer Playhouse, one of the earliest summer stock theaters in the state. Eight shows were presented in the high school auditorium on East Avenue.
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Cloris Leachman Died Due to a Stroke and COVID-19

The virus was a contributing factor in her death. Legendary actor Cloris Leachman died on January 27, 2021, at age 94. Now new details reveal that she had COVID-19—and that the infection was a contributing factor in her death. Leachman’s official cause of death was a cardiovascular accident (also called...
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Cloris Leachman died from a stroke, COVID-19 also a factor

Just weeks after Cloris Leachman passed away, her cause of death has been announced. The 94-year-old actress died from a stroke, her death certificate revealed, according to Entertainment Tonight. COVID-19 was also listed as a significant condition that contributed to her death but was not the underlying cause. A rep...
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Cloris Leachman died of natural causes, but COVID-19 was a complicating factor

Actress Cloris Leachman died from a stroke that was complicated by her battle with COVID-19, a spokesman for the San Diego medical examiner’s office confirmed Friday. While the manner of death was natural, precluding an investigation by the medical examiner, her cause of death was listed officially as a cerebrovascular accident. COVID-19 was listed as another significant condition, he said.