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Pop Life: A Tribute to Cloris Leachman

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Media historian Bob Thompson says of the late Cloris Leachman’s role as Phyllis on the Mary Tyler Moore show, “She was the best 3rd banana in all of American comedy.”  Bob joins host Joe Lee on the latest episode of Pop Life to pay tribute to one of America’s favorite comedic actors. 

Cloris Leach, whose career spanned more than 70 years, passed away on January 27, 2021.  The two also discuss how Warner Media, through streaming service HBO Max, plans to disrupt the traditional movie theater industry.

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