Sunday, September 27

Legends that played Evil Grandmas

Those who watched "That 70's Show," "Brothers & Sisters" or "Gilmore Girls" remember the evil mean grandmas. Well the grandma is played by the same woman! Yes, Eric Forman's grandmother Bernice Forman, Lorelai's grandmother Lorelai 'Trix' Gilmore, family member Marilyn, and Ida Holden were played by Marion Ross. Bernice was mean to Eric's mom Kitty, Trix was mean to Lorelai's mother, and Ida Holden is mean to pretty much everybody---and there is a character in "Brothers & Sisters" named Kitty too!

Marion Ross was the sweet mother arion Cunningham on "Happy Days," she has been on many many shows. She will be 81 in October! Marion Ross seems to be the go-to old mean lady.

Cloris Leachman played the evil grandmother Ida on "Malcolm in the Middle." She has played other mean old ladies lately but not really recurring roles (like for example, she played Mr. Shefield's old nanny in one episode of "The Nanny"). She is 83.

Cloris Leachman is best known as Phyllis of "The Mary Tyler Show" and "Phyllis." She has won eight Primetime Emmy Awards—more than any other female performer—and one Daytime Emmy Award. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the 1971 film The Last Picture Show.