America's Wacky Granny talks seriously with HitFix about her new show
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Cloris Leachman has an Oscar, a Golden Globe and nine Emmys, making her one of the most decorated actresses of her generation or any other generation.
Of course, all of that recognition aside, Leachman has become better known for her myriad eccentricities, which helped make the 84-year-old actress a fan favorite and a judges' nemesis during her run on "Dancing with the Stars."
Leachman only added to her reputation with a chair-swapping, reporter-baiting performance at this summer's Television Critics Association.
So when I had the chance to chat with Leachman about her role as yet another wacky granny on FOX's "Raising Hope," which premieres on Tuesday, I was determined to get a straight interview, no hijinks.
I think I mostly succeeded, though you can decide if the game was worth the candle.
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