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Sacred Heart Press Release


Cloris Leachman, Award-Winning Actress, to Speak at Best Western Plus in Bethlehem


May 14, 2012

Abby Barlok

Publications Specialist




ALLENTOWN, PA – Cloris Leachman, Award-Winning Actress, will speak at the Best Western Plus Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center in Bethlehem on May 16, 2012 at 10:45 a.m.  Leachman will be speaking as part of the Celebrity Luncheon Series that benefits pediatric services provided by Sacred Heart Hospital’s Visiting Nurses and Hospice Program.    

Who: Cloris Leachman, Award-Winning Actress

What: Cloris will be a guest speaker as part of Sacred Heart Hospital’s Celebrity Luncheons Series

Where: Best Western Plus Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center, Bethlehem, PA

When: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

           10:30 a.m.: Doors open

           10:45 a.m.: Presentation begins

           12:00 p.m.: Lunch

            1:00 p.m.: Speaker addresses questions from audience

Why: The Celebrity Luncheons series provides financial support for pediatric services of Sacred Heart Visiting Nurses and Hospice by providing four Celebrity Luncheons a year.  Such speakers include writers, actors, filmmakers, correspondents, etc. 

About Cloris Leachman

Cloris Leachman is an Emmy and Oscar-winning actress best known for her roles as the self-involved neighbor, Phyllis, on the Mary Tyler Moore Show, and as Frau Blucher in Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein. She was recently paired with professional dancer Corky Ballas, as a contestant on season seven of Dancing With the Stars.  Her list of awards is record-setting, with eight Primetime Emmy Awards-more than any other female performer-and one Daytime Emmy Award; she has been nominated more than 20 times.  She also won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the 1971 film, The Last Picture Show. 

She worked in television on shows, such as The Twilight Zone, Rawhide, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Lassie.  Some of her more recent work includes the role of Grandma Ida on Malcolm in the Middle, and the grandmother, Evelyn, in the feature film, Spanglish. 

In April 2009, Cloris: My Autobiography was released reaching bestseller lists around the country.  Currently, Cloris is playing the role of 'Maw Maw' on the television show, Raising Hope. 


About Sacred Heart Hospital

Sacred Heart Hospital is a 233-bed Catholic medical center located in central Allentown, Pa. Founded in 1912, Sacred Heart Hospital offers a wide range of advanced medical services ranging from acute rehabilitation to bariatric services to adult psychiatric services. A network of physician practices throughout Lehigh and Northampton Counties provide complete primary and pediatric medical care to the region’s residents. Sacred Heart Hospital is nationally recognized in case management, as a Center of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery, and its Transitional Care Facility was granted a Five-Star rating by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Sacred Heart Hospital earned Primary Stroke Center certification from The Joint Commission as well as the Silver Performance Achievement Award from the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Stroke program. Additional information is available at www.shh.org.

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