Academy and Emmy Award winning actress Cloris Leachman died, Jan. 27, at the age of 96. She died in her sleep at her home in Encinitas, California according to the Associated Press.
During her long career in Hollywood, she starred in such films as “The Last Picture Show,” “Young Frankenstein,” and “The Muppet Movie” and in such television shows as “Lassie,” “Phyllis” (a spin-off show from her role of the same name on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”), “The Facts of Life,” and most recently in “American Gods.”
A search of our archives turned up not professional appearance in Lackawanna County but a personal one. According to an Aug. 8, 1976 article that appeared in the Sunday Times, Leachman made actually pit stop at a service station in Fleetville on July 31, 1976. She was following along with her son’s cross country bicycle trip when her rental car broke down. While waiting for a replacement, she helped out at a neighboring grocery store.
Here is the article –
You Will Be Remembered.
Brian Fulton has been the librarian at The Times-Tribune for the past 14 years. On his blog, Historically Hip, he writes about the great concerts, plays/musicals and celebrity happenings that have taken place throughout NEPA. He is also the co-host of the local history podcast, Historically Hip. He competed and was crowned grand champion on an episode of NPR quiz show “Ask Me Another.” Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9140; or @TTPagesPast