- Cloris Leachman
Leachman at the June 2009 premiere for The Proposal
Born April 30, 1926
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.
Occupation Actress, comedienne Years active 1947–present Spouse George Englund
(m. 1953–79; 5 children)
Cloris Leachman (born April 30, 1926) is an American actress of stage, film and television. She has won eight Primetime Emmy Awards—more than any other performer—and one Daytime Emmy Award. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the 1971 film The Last Picture Show.
Leachman's longest running role was the nosy, self-centered and manipulative landlady Phyllis Lindstrom on the 1970s TV series Mary Tyler Moore, and later on the spinoff series, Phyllis. She also appeared in three Mel Brooks films, including Young Frankenstein.
She had a regular role on the last two seasons of The Facts of Life portraying the character Beverly Ann Stickle. In recent years, she had a recurring role as Lois' mother Ida Gorski on Malcolm in the Middle. She also starred in the roast of Bob Saget in 2008.
Leachman was the grand marshal for the 2009 New Year's Day Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, California. She presided over the 120th parade, the theme being "Hats Off to Entertainment", and the 95th Rose Bowl game.
Leachman was born in Des Moines, Iowa. She is the eldest of three daughters of Cloris (née Wallace) and Berkeley Claiborne "Buck" Leachman, who worked at the family-owned Leachman Lumber Company. Her sister, Claiborne Cary (1932–2010), was also an actress. Leachman's maternal grandmother was Bohemian.
Leachman majored in drama at Illinois State University and Northwestern University, where she was a member of Gamma Phi Beta and a classmate of future comic actor Paul Lynde. Leachman began appearing on television and in films shortly after competing in Miss America as Miss Chicago 1946. Before that she was very active at the Des Moines Playhouse, starring in many productions.
After winning a scholarship in the beauty pageant, Leachman studied acting in New York City at the Actors Studio with Elia Kazan. It was there that she met the first love of her life, Andrew Morgan. Leachman was a replacement for character Nellie Forbush during the original run of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific. A few years later, she appeared in the Broadway-bound production of William Inge's Come Back, Little Sheba, but left the show before it reached Broadway when Katharine Hepburn asked her to co-star in a production of William Shakespeare's As You Like It.
Leachman appeared in many live television broadcasts in the 1950s, including such programs as Suspense and Studio One. She was also one of the Raisonette Girls in the 1960s. She made her feature film debut as an extra in the 1947 film Carnegie Hall, but had her first real role in Robert Aldrich's film noir classic Kiss Me Deadly, released in 1955. Leachman was several months pregnant during the filming, and appears in one scene running down a darkened highway wearing only a trenchcoat. A year later she appeared opposite Paul Newman and Lee Marvin in The Rack (1956). She appeared with Newman again, in a brief role as a prostitute in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).
She continued to work mainly in television, with appearances in Rawhide and in The Twilight Zone episode It's a Good Life. During this period, Leachman notably appeared on the popular anthology Alfred Hitchcock Presents in an engaging episode entitled "Premonition" opposite John Forsythe. Later in the decade, Leachman appeared as Ruth Martin, Timmy's adoptive mom, in the last half of season four (1957) of Lassie. Jon Provost ("Timmy Martin") said, "Cloris did not feel particularly challenged by the role. Basically, when she realized that all she'd be doing was baking cookies, she wanted out." She was replaced by June Lockhart in 1958. In 1959, she appeared in an episode of One Step Beyond titled "The Dark Room", where she portrayed an American photographer living in Paris. In 1960 she played Marilyn Parker, the roommate of Janice Rule's character, Elena Nardos, in the Checkmate episode The Mask of Vengeance.
Recognition and acclaim
Leachman has won numerous awards during her lengthy career. She won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in The Last Picture Show (1971), based on the bestselling book by Larry McMurtry. She played the high school gym teacher's wife, with whom Timothy Bottoms' character has an affair. Director Peter Bogdanovich had predicted to Leachman during production that she would win an Academy Award for her performance. The part was originally offered to Ellen Burstyn, who wanted another role in the film.
Leachman has also won a record-setting eight primetime and one daytime Emmy Awards and been nominated more than 20 times for her work in television over the years, most notably as the character of neighbor/landlady/nosy friend Phyllis Lindstrom on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The character was a recurring character on the program for five years and was subsequently featured in a spinoff series, Phyllis (1975–1977), for which Leachman garnered a Golden Globe award. The series ran for two seasons. Its cancellation was partly due to the deaths of three regular or recurring cast members during its brief run: Barbara Colby, Judith Lowry and Burt Mustin.
In 1977, she guest starred on The Muppet Show, episode 2.24 (48th episode). In 1978, she won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre. In 1987 she hosted the VHS releases of Schoolhouse Rock. In 1986, Leachman returned to television, replacing Charlotte Rae's character Edna Garrett as the den mother on The Facts of Life. Leachman's role, as Edna's sister, Beverly Ann Stickle, could not save the long-running series, and it was canceled two years later.
She has voice-acted in numerous animated films, including My Little Pony: The Movie as the evil witch mother from the Volcano of Gloom, The Iron Giant, and most notably as the voice of the cantankerous sky pirate Dola in Hayao Miyazaki's 1986 feature Castle in the Sky. Dubbed by Disney in 1998, Leachman's performance in this film received nearly unanimous praise. Leachman played embittered, greedy, Slavic Canadian “Grandma Ida” on the Fox sitcom Malcolm in the Middle, for which she won two Emmy Awards, both for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (once in 2002, then again in 2006). She was nominated for playing that same character for six consecutive years.
Later television credits include the successful Lifetime Television miniseries Beach Girls with Rob Lowe and Julia Ormond. Leachman was nominated for a SAG Award for her role as the wine-soaked, former jazz singer and grandmother Evelyn in the Sony feature Spanglish opposite Adam Sandler and Tea Leoni. She had replaced an ailing Anne Bancroft in the role. The film reunited her with her The Mary Tyler Moore Show writer-producer-director James L. Brooks. That same year she appeared with Sandler again, in the remake of The Longest Yard. She also appeared in Kurt Russell comedy Sky High as the school nurse with X-ray vision. In 2005, she guest starred as Charlie Harper's neighbor Norma on Two and a Half Men.
In 2006, Leachman's performance alongside Sir Ben Kingsley and Annette Bening in the HBO special Mrs. Harris earned her an Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or TV movie as well as an SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries. On May 14, 2006, she was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from Drake University.
Mel Brooks films
Leachman has appeared in three Mel Brooks films. She played Frau Blücher in Young Frankenstein (1974), in which the mere mention of her character's name elicits the loud neighing of horses (an homage to a cinematic villain stereotype). She also appeared in High Anxiety (1977) as the demented villainess, psychiatric nurse Charlotte Diesel, and as Madame Defarge in the segment of History of the World: Part I (1981) which parodied Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities.
She auditioned for a chance to revive her role from Young Frankenstein in the 2007 Broadway production opposite Megan Mullally (replacing formerly cast Kristin Chenoweth) and Roger Bart. However, Andrea Martin was cast in the role. Mel Brooks was quoted as saying that Leachman, at 81, was too old for the role. "We don't want her to die on stage", he told columnist Army Archerd, at which Leachman took umbrage. However, due to Leachman's success on Dancing with the Stars, Brooks reportedly asked her to reprise her role as Frau Blücher in the Broadway production of Young Frankenstein after Beth Leavel, who had succeeded Martin. The Broadway production closed before this could be realized.
Dancing With the Stars
From 1953 to 1979, Leachman was married to Hollywood impresario George Englund. Leachman's former mother-in-law was character actress Mabel Albertson, best known for playing Samantha Stevens's bewildered mother-in-law on Bewitched. The marriage produced five children: Bryan (died 1986), Morgan, Adam, Dinah and George Englund, Jr. Some of them are in show business. Her son Morgan played Dylan on Guiding Light throughout the 1980s and early 1990s.
Leachman's son Bryan died from a drug overdose on February 25, 1986. Some reports state that it was an overdose of ulcer medication, while others, such as in the Lifetime Television program Intimate Portrait: Cloris Leachman (in which Leachman participated), state that it was from cocaine. In an interview by Cal Fussman in Esquire, Jan. 2009, Leachman stated, “I've been so relieved and so grateful to not have a god to believe in.” She called herself an agnostic in an interview with Grandparents magazine.
The Englunds were Bel Air neighbors of Judy Garland and Sid Luft, and of their children, Lorna and Joey Luft, during the early 1960s. Lorna Luft states in her memoir Me and My Shadows that Leachman was "the kind of mom I'd only seen on TV". Knowing of the turmoil at the Garland home but never mentioning it, Leachman prepared meals for Judy's children and made them feel welcome whenever they needed a place to stay.
Leachman was also a friend of Marlon Brando, whom she met while studying under Elia Kazan in the 1950s. She introduced him to her husband, who became close to Brando as well, directing him in The Ugly American and writing a memoir about their friendship called Marlon Brando: The Way It's Never Been Done Before (2005).
In a parody of the famous Demi Moore Vanity Fair magazine cover photo, Leachman posed "au naturel" on the cover of Alternative Medicine Digest (issue 15, 1997) body-painted with images of fruit. A vegetarian, Leachman also posed clad only in lettuce for a 2009 PETA advertisement.
Leachman's autobiography Cloris: My Autobiography was published in March 2009. She wrote the bestselling book with her former husband, George Englund.
Film Year Title Role Notes 1947 Carnegie Hall Dancing Nightclub Patron (uncredited) 1955 Kiss Me Deadly Christina Bailey 1956 The Rack Caroline 1962 The Chapman Report Miss Selby 1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Agnes 1970 WUSA Philomene The People Next Door Tina Hoffman Lovers and Other Strangers Bernice Henderson 1971 The Steagle Rita Weiss The Last Picture Show Ruth Popper Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
1972 Charley and the Angel Nettie Appleby Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Dillinger Anna Sage Happy Mother's Day, Love George Ronda 1974 Daisy Miller Mrs. Ezra Miller Young Frankenstein Frau Blücher Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy 1975 Crazy Mama Melba 1977 The Mouse and His Child Euterpe (voice) High Anxiety Nurse Diesel 1979 The North Avenue Irregulars The Muppet Movie Lord's Secretary Scavenger Hunt' Mildred Carruthers 1980 Herbie Goes Bananas Aunt Louise Foolin' Around Samantha 1981 Yesterday Mrs.Kramer Nominated - Genie Award for Best Performance by a Foreign Actress History of the World, Part I Madame Defarge 1986 My Little Pony: The Movie Hydia (voice) Castle in the Sky Dola (voice in 2003 English-dubbed version) 1987 Hansel and Gretel Griselda Walk Like a Man Margaret Shand 1988 Going to the Chapel Mrs. Haldane 1989 Prancer Mrs. McFarland 1990 Texasville Ruth Popper 1991 Love Hurts Ruth Weaver The Giant of Thunder Mountain Narrator/The Elder Amy Picture This: The Times of Peter Bogdanovich in Archer City, Texas (documentary) 1993 Double, Double, Toil and Trouble Aunt Agatha/Aunt Sofia TV Movie My Boyfriend's Back Maggie The Zombie Expert The Beverly Hillbillies Granny Mrs. Doubtfire Cleo 1994 A Troll in Central Park Gnorga (voice) 1995 Nobody's Girls: Five Women of the West (documentary) Now and Then Grandma Albertson 1996 Beavis and Butt-head Do America Old Woman on Plane and Bus (voice) 1997 Never Too Late Olive 1999 Gen¹³ (1999) Helga (voice) (unreleased) The Iron Giant Mrs. Tensedge (voice) Music of the Heart Assunta Guaspari 2000 Hanging Up Pat Mozell 2001 The Amati Girls Dolly Amati 2002 Manna from Heaven Helen 2003 Alex & Emma Grandmother Bad Santa Grandma (uncredited) 2004 Spanglish Evelyn Wright Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
2005 Buzz (documentary) The Longest Yard Lynette Sky High Nurse Spex The Californians Eileen Boatwright 2006 Scary Movie 4 Mrs. Norris Beerfest Great Gam Gam 2007 Lake Placid 2 Sadie Bickerman (TV movie) Love Takes Wing Hattie Clarence (TV movie) 2008 The Women Maggie 2009 American Cowslip Sandy Ponyo Noriko (voice) Inglourious Basterds (scenes cut) New York, I Love You Mitzie (segment "Joshua Marston") 2010 Expecting Mary Annie You Again Helen (uncredited) 2011 The Fields 2011 Lemonade Mouth Mrs. Anne Bomley DVD Adventures in Time 1 2 & 3 Donny
- My Strange Uncle (1981)
- Hold It Please (1949) (canceled after 3 episodes)
- Charlie Wild, Private Detective (1950 – 1952)
- Bob and Ray (regular in 1952)
- Gunsmoke "Legal Revenge" (1956)
- Lassie (cast member from 1957 – 1958)
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes:"Premonition", "Don't Interrupt"
- Johnny Staccato as Jessica Winthrop in "Solomon" (1960)
- The Man in the Moon (1960)
- Twilight Zone 1 episode: "It's a Good Life" (1961)
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"Man In The Middle" (1962)
- The Virginian (1967 & 1969)
- The Road West (1967)
- Adam-12 (1968) (series episode 2)
- Silent Night, Lonely Night (1969)
- The Mary Tyler Moore Show (cast member from 1970 – 1975)
- Suddenly Single (1971)
- Haunts of the Very Rich (1972)
- Of Thee I Sing (1972)
Raising Hope (2009-present)
- A Brand New Life (1973)
- Crime Club (1973) (unsold pilot)
- Dying Room Only (1973)
- The Migrants (1974)
- Hitchhike! (1974)
- Pete 'n' Tillie (1974) (unsold pilot)
- Thursday's Game (1974)
- Ernie, Madge and Artie (1974) (unsold pilot)
- Death Sentence (1974)
- Rhoda (1974)
- Someone I Touched (1975)
- Ladies of the Corridor (1975)
- A Girl Named Sooner (1975)
- Phyllis (1975 – 1977)
- Death Scream (1975)
- Wonder Woman (1975) (1 episode, pilot episode)
- The Love Boat (1976) (pilot for series)
- It Happened One Christmas (1977)
- Long Journey Back (1978)
- Backstairs at the White House (1979) (miniseries)
- Willa (1979)
- Mrs. R's Daughter (1979)
- S.O.S. Titanic (1979) (Made-for-TV Movie)
- The Oldest Living Graduate (1980)
- The Acorn People (1981)
- Advice to the Lovelorn (1981)
- Miss All-American Beauty (1982)
- Dixie: Changing Habits (1983)
- The Woman Who Willed a Miracle (Emmy Award) (1983)
- The Demon Murder Case (1983)
- Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter (1984)
- Breakfast with Les and Bess (1985)
- Deadly Intentions (1985)
- Blind Alleys (1985)
- The Little Troll Prince (1985) (voice)
- Shadow Play (1986)
- The Facts of Life (cast member from 1986 – 1988)
- The Facts of Life Down Under (1987)
- ABC Grammar Rock (1987)
- The Nutt House (1989) (canceled after 11 episodes)
- Fine Things (1990)
- In Broad Daylight (1991)
- Walter & Emily (1991 – 1992)
- A Little Piece of Heaven (1991)
- Spies (1992)
- Fade to Black (1993)
- Without a Kiss Goodbye (1993)
- Miracle Child (1993)
- The Simpsons (1993) (voice)
- Double, Double, Toil and Trouble (1993)
- The Nanny (1994)
- Between Love and Honor (1995)
- Annabelle's Wish (1997) (voice)
- Thanks (1999 – 2000)
- Malcolm in the Middle (recurring cast member from 2001 – 2006 as Grandma Ida)
- The Ellen Show (2001 – 2002)
- Cubix (2001) as Mrs. Ramsey
- The Twilight Zone (2002 TV series), "It's Still a Good Life" (2003)
- Crazy Love (2003) (unsold pilot)
- Family Guy (2005) (voice)
- Mrs. Harris (2005)
- Two and a Half Men (2005)
- The Great Malones (2006) (unsold pilot)
- Lake Placid 2 (2007)
- Roast of Bob Saget (2008 in television)
- Dancing with the Stars (celebrity contestant in 2008) 17 episodes
- Love Takes Wing (2009)
- The Office (Post-Super Bowl XLIII "Stress Relief" 2009)
- Phineas and Ferb (2009)
- "Hawthorne" (2009)
- Chelsea Lately (2010) (Round Table Guest)
- Raising Hope (2010-) (currently on air)
- RuPaul's Drag Race (2010) (Special Guest Judge along with Debbie Reynolds)
- Sundown Beach (September 7–11, 1948) (Broadway)
- South Pacific (April 7, 1949 – January 16, 1954) (Month-long replacement for Martha Wright) (Broadway)
- Come Back, Little Sheba (February 15 – July 29, 1950) (Pre-Broadway tryout; left cast to star in As You Like It)
- As You Like It (January 26 – June 3, 1950) (Broadway)
- A Story for a Sunday Evening (November 17–25, 1950) (Broadway; Won Theatre World Award)
- Lo and Behold! (December 12, 1951 – January 12, 1952) (Broadway)
- Dear Barbarians (February 21–24, 1952) (Broadway)
- Sunday Breakfast (May 28 – June 8, 1952) (Broadway)
- The Crucible (January 22 – July 11, 1953) (replacement for Madeleine Sherwood) (Broadway)
- King of Hearts (April 1 – November 27, 1954 (Broadway)
- A Touch of the Poet (October 2, 1958 – June 13, 1959) (replacement for Kim Stanley) (Broadway)
- Masquerade (March 16, 1959) (Broadway)
- A Fatal Weakness (1985) (Monaco)
- Grandma Moses: An American Primitive (1989–1990) (one woman show; national tour)
- Show Boat (1994) (national tour)
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Dancing with the Stars (U.S. season 7) Awards for Cloris Leachman Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (1961–1980)
Rita Moreno (1961) · Patty Duke (1962) · Margaret Rutherford (1963) · Lila Kedrova (1964) · Shelley Winters (1965) · Sandy Dennis (1966) · Estelle Parsons (1967) · Ruth Gordon (1968) · Goldie Hawn (1969) · Helen Hayes (1970) · Cloris Leachman (1971) · Eileen Heckart (1972) · Tatum O'Neal (1973) · Ingrid Bergman (1974) · Lee Grant (1975) · Beatrice Straight (1976) · Vanessa Redgrave (1977) · Maggie Smith (1978) · Meryl Streep (1979) · Mary Steenburgen (1980)
Complete list · (1936–1940) · (1941–1960) · (1961–1980) · (1981–2000) · (2001–2020) BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (1968–1984)
Billie Whitelaw (1968) · Celia Johnson (1969) · Susannah York (1970) · Margaret Leighton (1971) · Cloris Leachman (1972) · Valentina Cortese (1973) · Ingrid Bergman (1974) · Diane Ladd (1975) · Jodie Foster (1976) · Jenny Agutter (1977) · Geraldine Page (1978) · Rachel Roberts (1979) · Rohini Hattangadi / Maureen Stapleton (1982) · Jamie Lee Curtis (1983) · Liz Smith (1984)
Complete list · (1968–1984) · (1985–2009) · (2010–2034) Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy (1969–1989)
Carol Burnett/Julie Sommars (1969) · Mary Tyler Moore (1970) · Carol Burnett (1971) · Jean Stapleton (1972) · Cher/Jean Stapleton (1973) · Valerie Harper (1974) · Cloris Leachman (1975) · Carol Burnett (1976) · Carol Burnett (1977) · Linda Lavin (1978) · Linda Lavin (1979) · Katherine Helmond (1980) · Eileen Brennan (1981) · Debbie Allen (1982) · Joanna Cassidy (1983) · Shelley Long (1984) · Estelle Getty/Cybill Shepherd (1985) · Cybill Shepherd (1986) · Tracey Ullman (1987) · Candice Bergen (1988) · Jamie Lee Curtis (1989)
Complete List · (1969–1989) · (1990–2009) · (2010–2029) Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program (1976–2000)
Harvey Korman / Brenda Vaccaro (1974) · Jack Albertson / Cloris Leachman (1975) · Chevy Chase / Vicki Lawrence (1976) · Tim Conway / Rita Moreno (1977) · Tim Conway / Gilda Radner (1978) · Cloris Leachman (1984) · George Hearn (1985) · Whitney Houston (1986) · Robin Williams (1987) · Robin Williams (1988) · Linda Ronstadt (1989) · Tracey Ullman (1990) · Billy Crystal (1991) · Billy Crystal (1992) · Dana Carvey (1993) · Tracey Ullman (1994) · Barbra Streisand (1995) · Tony Bennett (1996) · Bette Midler (1997) · Billy Crystal (1998) · John Leguizamo (1999) · Eddie Izzard (2000)
Complete List · (1976–2000) · (2001–2025) Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series (1975–2000) Complete List · (1975–2000) · (2001–2025) Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress - Comedy Series (2001–2025) Complete List · (1975–2000) · (2001–2025) Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress - Drama Series (1974–2000)
Zohra Lampert (1974) · Fionnula Flanagan (1976) · Beulah Bondi (1977) · Rita Moreno (1978) · Alfre Woodard (1987) · Shirley Knight (1988) · Kay Lenz (1989) · Viveca Lindfors (1990) · Peggy McCay (1991) · Elaine Stritch (1993) · Faye Dunaway (1994) · Shirley Knight (1995) · Amanda Plummer (1996) · Dianne Wiest (1997) · Cloris Leachman (1998) · Debra Monk (1999) · Beah Richards (2000)
Complete List · (1974–2000) · (2001–2025) Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie (1952–1975)
Judith Anderson (1954) · Mary Martin (1955) · Claire Trevor (1956) · Polly Bergen (1957) · Julie Harris (1959) · Ingrid Bergman (1960) · Judith Anderson (1961) · Julie Harris (1962) · Kim Stanley (1963) · Shelley Winters (1964) · Lynn Fontanne (1965) · Simone Signoret (1966) · Geraldine Page (1967) · Maureen Stapleton (1968) · Geraldine Page (1969) · Patty Duke (1970) · Lee Grant (1971) · Glenda Jackson (1972) · Cloris Leachman (1973) · Susan Hampshire / Cicely Tyson / Mildred Natwick (1974) · Katharine Hepburn / Jessica Walter (1975)
Complete List · (1952–1975) · (1976–2000) · (2001–2025) Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Comedy Series (1953–1975)
Vivian Vance (1953) · Audrey Meadows (1954) · Nanette Fabray (1955) · Pat Carroll (1956) · Ann B. Davis (1957) · Ann B. Davis (1959) · Alice Pearce (1966) · Frances Bavier (1967) · Marion Lorne (1968) · Karen Valentine (1970) · Valerie Harper (1971) · Sally Struthers/Valerie Harper (tie) (1972) · Valerie Harper (1973) · Cloris Leachman (1974) · Betty White (1975)
Complete List · (1953–1975) · (1976–2000) · (2001–2025)
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