Cloris Leachman/Phyllis Lindstrom
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As Mary and Rhoda's nosy landlady, Cloris Leachman bragged about her never seen husband, Lars, and her daughter, Beth, while paying backhanded compliments to single girl Mary. Leachman also starred in her own short-lived spinoff, "Phyllis."
An Oscar winner for 1971's "The Last Picture Show" and the star of several Mel Brooks' movies, Leachman went on to star in "The Facts of Life" and won two Emmys playing the grouchy grandmother in "Malcolm in the Middle." The 86-year-old actress has won a total of eight primetime Emmys, more than any other performer.