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TV Diary quiz: Cloris Leachman

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017 12:01 am

Mel Brooks fans will be happy to know one of his popular films, "High Anxiety," will air at 8 p.m. today on Cinemax. This 1977 film is about a Harvard psychiatrist who takes over as director of the Psycho Neurotic Institute for the Very, Very Nervous after its last administrator dies under suspicious circumstances.

Cloris Leachman plays Nurse Diesel in this spoof of Alfred Hitchcock films. Here is a quiz about her career.

1. She played Ruth Martin on which popular 1950s TV series about a smart collie?

2. She played Rhoda Kirsh on which popular 1960s TV series about a medical intern's relationship with his surgeon mentor?

3. In which Peter Bogdanovich 1971 classic film did Leachman play Ruth Popper in a west Texas town that's dying?

4. She played the Woman in Red (Anna Sage) in which 1973 film about a famous gangster (played by Warren Oates)?

5. On how many TV series did Leachman play Phyllis Lindstrom? Can you name them?

6. She played Claire in which 1979 Walt Disney film about a group of church ladies trying to eradicate crime in their tiny burb?

7. She played Edna Garrett's sister on which popular TV series about girls attending a boarding school?

Answers: 1. "Lassie." 2. "Dr. Kildare." 3. "The Last Picture Show." 4. "Dillinger." 5. Three shows, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Rhoda" and "Phyllis." 6. "The North Avenue Irregulars." 7. "The Facts of Life."


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