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Cloris on Comedy: An Evening with Cloris Leachman

Cloris Leachman honored with Lifetime
Achievement Award at festival kickoff

Academy Award-winner Cloris Leachman will appear in Sedona live, onstage to kick off the Sedona International Film Festival a night early on Friday, Feb. 17 at 6 pm at the Sedona Performing Arts Center.

In “Cloris on Comedy”, she will be discussing her seven-decade long career in film, television and comedy! The event will be moderated by her daughter Dinah Englund and will include an “Ask the Legend” audience Q&A with Cloris!

Cloris Leachman is a true American treasure, winning the Academy Award for her role in Peter Bogdanovich’s “The Last Picture Show”. She has also had a long association with Mel Brooks, creating iconic characters in “Young Frankenstein”, “High Anxiety”, and “History of the World Part 1”.

Beginning on live television broadcasts in the 1950s, Cloris has been a household name, winning a record total of nine Emmy Awards — more than any other performer in history. TV fans know her as Phyllis Lindstrom on the classic “Mary Tyler Moore Show” in addition to her own spin-off series. Recent television audiences have seen Cloris on “Malcolm in the Middle”, “Dancing With the Stars” and “Raising Hope”.

Cloris can currently be seen opposite Robert DeNiro in the new film “The Comedian” where her character is the subject of a memorable Friar’s Club Roast, again proving her comedy is timeless.

Cloris will be presented with the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring extraordinary career and work on film and in television.


Special Guests and Friends
Valerie Harper and Ed Asner
will join us to honor Cloris!


CLICK HERE to order tickets for "Cloris on Comedy" online.


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