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Cloris Leachman and Son

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As an early Mother’s Day treat, Movie Addict Headquarters revisits Cloris Leachman and her son George Englund Jr. during this episode – and what a dynamic mother/son team they are! They talk about Cloris’s extraordinary showbiz career as well as her candid autobiography, titled simply “CLORIS,” which was published in 2009. Cloris boasts a wealth of acting experience to draw from -- and she relates many humorous incidents for listeners to enjoy, while George reveals what it’s like to be his mother’s manager.

Cloris has been wowing audiences for over half a century. She’s worked with such megastars as Paul Newman, Meryl Streep, Steve McQueen, Katharine Hepburn, Dianne Keaton and Sissy Spacek. Among her numerous memorable films are The Last Picture Show (which earned her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar), Young Frankenstein and High Anxiety. Her television career is equally remarkable -- even without considering her sensational appearance on Dancing with the Stars. She’s won nine Emmys for her brilliant work in such shows as Malcolm in the Middle, Mary Tyler Moore, Promised Land and A Brand New Life.