Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore

 

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Mary Tyler Moore (December 29, 1936 – January 25, 2017) was an American actress, known for her roles in the television sitcoms The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977), in which she starred as Mary Richards, a single woman working as a local news producer in Minneapolis, and The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966), in which she played Laura Petrie, a former dancer turned Westchester homemaker, wife and mother.[1][2][3][4] Her film work includes 1967's Thoroughly Modern Millie and 1980's Ordinary People, in which she played a role that was very different from the television characters she had portrayed, and for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.[5][6][7]

Due to her roles on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show, in which her characters often broke from stereotypical images of women and pushed gender norms, Moore became a cultural icon and served as an inspiration for many younger actresses, professional women, and feminists.[8][9][10] She was later active in charity work and various political causes, particularly the issues of animal rights, vegetarianism[11] and diabetes. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes early in the run of The Mary Tyler Moore Show.[12] She also suffered from alcoholism, which she wrote about in her first of two memoirs. In May 2011, Moore underwent elective brain surgery to remove a benign meningioma.[13] She died from cardiopulmonary arrest due to pneumonia at the age of 80 on January 25, 2017.[14]

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The Mary Tyler Moore Show
 
The Mary Tyler Moore Show, originally known simply by the name of the show's star, Mary Tyler Moore, is an American sitcom created by James L.
Ordinary People
 
Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor Robert Redford.
Thoroughly Modern Millie
 
Thoroughly Modern Millie is a 1967 American musical-romantic comedy film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Julie Andrews.
Change of Habit
 
Change of Habit is a 1969 American musical drama film directed by William A.

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Carrie Fisher, Mary Tyler Moore, and Adam West are honored during Emmys In Memoriam... but Dick Gregory and Charlie Murphy are forgotten
  –  September 18, 2017
Carrie Fisher, Mary Tyler Moore, Jerry Lewis and other stars that died this past ... Al Jarreau - who was nominated for an Emmy in 1985 for outstanding music and lyrics for Moonlighting - did not appear on the list. And comedians Dick Gregory and Charlie ...
Emmys 2017: In Memoriam to honor Mary Tyler Moore, Jerry Lewis, Don Rickles and at least 50 more TV legends
  –  September 1, 2017
Beloved television legends Mary Tyler Moore, Carrie Fisher, Florence Henderson, Martin Landau, Jerry Lewis, Agnes Nixon, Bill Paxton, Debbie Reynolds, Don Rickles, Grant Tinker, and Adam West will certainly be just a few people honored with music from ...
Carrie Fisher, Mary Tyler Moore, and Adam West are honored during Emmys In Memoriam... but Dick Gregory and Charlie Murphy are forgotten
  –  September 18, 2017
Carrie Fisher, Mary Tyler Moore, Jerry Lewis and other stars that died this past ... Charlie Murphy were notably missing as many fans noted on social media. Rapper and actor Common tweeted a picture of the two actors with a caption that read: 'I'll never ...
Emmys 2017: In Memoriam to honor Mary Tyler Moore, Jerry Lewis, Don Rickles and at least 50 more TV legends
  –  September 1, 2017
Beloved television legends Mary Tyler Moore, Carrie Fisher, Florence Henderson ... Landau won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in the film “Ed Wood” (1994) and received two other Oscar nominations for “Tucker: The Man and His Dream ...

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