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Cloris Leachman talks Phyllis Diller’s 'after-sex' room and wanting to see older actors in Hollywood

Cloris Leachman has won more Emmy Awards than any other actress. She nabbed an Oscar for her supporting role in “The Last Picture Show” – and is affectionately remembered as landlady Phyllis Lindstrom on “The Mary Tyler Moore” show. Now, she's getting laughs on FOX’s “Raising Hope.” But what did it take to be one of Hollywood’s original female funny ladies? The “Pioneers of Television Series” returns to PBS tonight, opening with the aptly titled episode “Funny Ladies,” which offers surprising new insights on Leachman’s breakthrough, and that of her cohorts including Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White and Marla Gibbs. “It never occurred to me that I was funny or that I could be funny,” Leachman told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “My little sister was the funny one.” But with the exception of her mother, who she called a “goddess,” Leachman actually never looked up to or admired any Hollywood actresses. Not even Phyllis Diller. “No, not even her. I thought she was fu...

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