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Cloris Leachman’s Salad Days

Written by PETA | March 31, 2009

Today, amid a flurry of tourists and cameras, PETA unveiled our new “Let Vegetarianism Grow on You” ad in Times Square. In the ad, the always witty Cloris Leachman wears a dress of red cabbage and leaf lettuce. The release follows last week’s publication of the results of the biggest medical study ever to conclude that avoiding meat gives people a better chance of living longer. Who better to illustrate the point than Cloris, a vibrant 82-year-old vegetarian?


As if her performance on Dancing With the Stars wasn’t proof enough that vegetarians age gracefully
Cloris Leachman


For those of you who were unable to make the trip to the unveiling, no worries. We’ve got exclusive photos of the event as well as video of Cloris for ya.


Cloris Leachman unveils new vegetarian ad
Cloris Leachman unveils new vegetarian ad
Cloris Leachman unveils new vegetarian ad


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Thanks Cloris—you’re now in our Lettuce Ladies Hall of Fame!

Written by Shawna Flavell

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  • Joan Burt says:

    Hey did you know going vege helps reduce global warming too! Cattle produce masses of methane which is a worse culprit in causing global warming than carbon dioxide. Thanks Cloris for being such a remarkable example to us all.

  • Elaine says:

    Cloris Leachman is FANTASTIC! What a wonderful woman great personality. If you haven’t watched her on DANCING WITH THE STARS try and check out some of the episodes. As far as PETA goes I love their message “Fur is Dead” but I don’t like it when they cross over the line and throw paint on people’s coats etc. Anyhow GO CLORIS!!

  • Maria says:

    Yes!!! Go Cloris!

  • alyx says:

    cloris rocks! i have so much respect for her.

  • Carolyn says:

    You will lead empower many many others to make the switch… for animals for health and for our planet. I’m a vegetarian now for 22 years and so happy to be! Thanks Cloris!!

  • Iris says:

    Cloris looks great. I would never have guessed that she was 82 years old! I’m 23 I’ve been a vegetarian for 12 years and for the past two years I’ve been abstaining from dairy too and I am so happy to learn that good people use their publicity to help animals. Cloris looks great because she doesn’t eat meat I guess. Author Charles Patterson ‘Eternal Treblinka’ is also in his 70s I think and he looks much much younger not a wrinkle on his face because he doesn’t eat meat or dairy. But anyway keep it up Cloris and thank you for helping animals. I hope to look as good as you when I’m 82.

  • Sandra says:

    Cloris Leachman is beautiful inside and out. Intelligence charm wit and a light that shines from inside. God bless Cloris!!!

  • JM says:

    You look fabulous! What a gorgeous gown. Thanks for spreading the word on vegetarianism so gracefully.

  • John Carmody says:

    Its great to see more mature woman now reaching out to another audience to promote vegetarianism well done as alwaya PETA from your friends at Animal Rights Action Network ARAN in Ireland.

  • Karen says:

    Bless you Cloris! Love you!!!

  • Philipp says:

    Beautiful Lady.

  • Wanda says:

    I think it’s great stars like Cloris are letting people know how good they feel when they don’t eat meat. I’m now meat free for 16 mos. and what a difference it makes. GO PETA!

  • Martha Diaz says:

    I too was a vegetairian for 41 years then 2 years ago went all the way to vegan. It was the best thing I ever did!! When will you make the ‘plunge?’

  • Laura says:

    Cloris is amazing!! Love her! LOVE the dress and her in it!!

  • Charlotte says:

    You totally rocked that dress Cloris! You are beautiful!

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    Ms. Leachman looks better now than when she played Phyllis Mary Tyler Moore’s neighbor in the 1970’s!!

  • animalfriend says:

    Ahhhhhh…this is just sublime! thank you Cloris and Peta!

  • Phyllis says:

    That is a GORGEOUS gown!

  • Canaduck says:

    Hey cool! Cloris Leachman is so funny.