Leachman, now 80, may be best remembered as Phyllis Lindstrom, Mary's friend and landlord, on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" from 1970 to 1975, and on her character's own spin-off series. But her list of credits goes far beyond that.
Leachman came back to TV on the hit series "The Fact of Life" playing Mrs. Garrett's (Charlotte Rae) sister Beverly Ann, the new den mother to the prep school clan. She would appear frequently on TV, in show such as CBS' "Touched By An Angel" and "Two And A Half Men," and in the Lifetime miniseries "Beach Girls" in 2005.
Also in 2005, she played grandma Evelyn in the film "Spanglish" with Adam Sandler and earned a Screen Actors Guild nomination for her portrayal.
In July 2006 Leachman received an Emmy nomination for playing Pearl "Billie" Schwartz in the HBO movie "Mrs. Harris" starring Ben Kingsley as the famed Scarsdale Diet Doctor.
She received a Creative Arts Emmy award on Aug. 19, 2006, for her 2005 guest gig as grandma Ida on "Malcolm In the Middle." She now holds the title of most Primetime Emmy wins by an actress, with eight.