Archive Page - 08/16/13 40 years, 2,169 covers and 54,876 stories from PEOPLE magazine's history for you to enjoy
- From Gwen Stefani to Jon Hamm: Our Favorite Moments from the People Magazine Awards
- Read the Cover Story: Family and Friends Remember Robin Williams
- Watch Maroon 5, 5SOS Pharrell & Gwen Stefani Perform at the PEOPLE Magazine Awards
- Kate Upton Tells Boyfriend 'You're Welcome' for Her Sexiness
- PEOPLE Magazine Awards: Watch Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina's Hot Moment! (VIDEO)
On Newsstands Now
- Matthew McConaughey: In His Own Words
- Jessa Duggar's Wedding Album
- Brittany Maynard's Final Days
Pick up your copy on newsstands
Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine
People Top 5
LAST UPDATE: Friday December 19, 2014 08:10AM EST
PEOPLE Top 5 are the most-viewed stories on the site over the past three days, updated every 60 minutes
- November 10, 2008
- Vol. 70
- No. 19
One Oscar, Nine Emmys and a Terrific Tango Are Just a Few of Her Many Achievements
The 82-year-old TV veteran is enjoying every minute of her eyebrow-raising stint on Dancing with the Stars, where she is the oldest competitor. "It's so wonderful. I'm going to be so sorry when it ends," Leachman says.
2 SHE'S A GREAT-GRANDMA
Married to Hollywood exec George Englund from 1953 to 1979, Leachman has five kids, six grandkids and one great-grandchild. Though son Bryan died from an overdose in 1986—"I think about him every day," she says—her family remains rock solid. "Each person couldn't be more wonderful," says Leachman, here in 1999 with daughter Dinah (far left), son Morgan, and grandchildren Skye (back) and Jackson (far right).
3 SHE WAS A BEAUTY QUEEN
The Iowa native was crowned Miss Chicago in 1946 (left), which lead her to compete in the Miss America pageant later that year. She didn't win, but she certainly got plenty of exposure. "It was really fun," she says of the Miss America pageant. "You had to get yourself together—do your own makeup, your own hair and what you were going to wear. My mother was with me the whole time. My father came the last two days [of the competition]." Fame soon followed. "He gave me $60 to go to New York. I got a job the first day I arrived."
4 SHE'S A (HOT) OSCAR WINNER
Leachman took top honors for her supporting role in 1971's The Last Picture Show, which she calls "one of the best pictures ever made." Three years later she graced one of the first PEOPLE covers, where she was called both "red-hot" and a "practicing looney."
5 SHE IS A TV ICON
Leachman—with Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper in 1971—has won nine Emmy awards, more than any other actor. Best known as nosy Phyllis Lindstrom on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, she bonded with the star. "[Mary] is a great supporter and a good friend."
6 SHE'S A COMEDY MUSE
Funnyman Mel Brooks relied on Leachman's comedic skills in three of his films, including 1974's Young Frankenstein with (from left) Marty Feldman, Gene Wilder and Teri Garr.
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
The most buzzed about stars this minute!