Mary Tyler Moore

Actress + Television Producer
Born Dec 29, 1936

Mary Tyler Moore is an American actress, primarily known for her roles in television sitcoms. Moore is best known for The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–77), in which she starred as Mary Richards, a 30-something single woman who worked as a local news producer in Minneapolis, and for her earlier role as Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–66).… Read More

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1936 Birth Born on December 29, 1936.


1955 18 Years Old In 1955, at age 18, Moore married Richard Carleton Meeker, whom she described as "the boy next door", and within six weeks she was pregnant with her only child, Richard, Jr. (born July 3, 1956).


1960 23 Years Old …  In 1960, she guest-starred in two episodes, "The O'Mara Ladies" and "All The O'Mara Horses", of the William Bendix-Doug McClure NBC western series, Overland Trail. … Read More
In 1961, Moore appeared in several big parts in movies and on television, including Bourbon Street Beat, 77 Sunset Strip, Surfside Six, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Steve Canyon, Hawaiian Eye, Thriller and Lock-Up.
1962 25 Years Old Moore married Grant Tinker, a CBS executive (later chairman of NBC), in 1962, and in 1970 they formed the television production company MTM Enterprises, which created and produced the company's first television series, The Mary Tyler Moore Show.


1970 33 Years Old In 1970, after having appeared earlier in a pivotal one-hour musical special called "Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman", Moore and husband Grant Tinker successfully pitched a sitcom centered on Moore to CBS. … Read More


1978 41 Years Old 1 More Event
During season six of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, she made a musical/variety special for CBS, titled Mary's Incredible Dream, which featured Ben Vereen. In 1978, Moore made a second CBS special, How to Survive the 70's and Maybe Even Bump Into Happiness. … Read More
1979 42 Years Old In March, 1979, the network brought Moore back in a new, retooled show, The Mary Tyler Moore Hour which was described as a "sitvar" (part situation comedy/part variety series) with Moore portraying a TV star putting on a variety show. … Read More
Moore appeared in several Broadway plays. She starred in Whose Life Is It Anyway with James Naughton, which opened on Broadway at the Royale Theatre on February 24, 1980, and ran for 96 performances, and in Sweet Sue, which opened at the Music Box Theatre on January 8, 1987, later transferred to the Royale Theatre, and ran for 164 performances. … Read More
1981 44 Years Old Moore and Tinker divorced in 1981.
1983 46 Years Old Moore married Dr. Robert Levine on November 23, 1983, at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. … Read More
1984 47 Years Old In addition, as a producer she received nominations for Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards for MTM's productions of Noises Off in 1984 and Benefactors in 1986, and won a Tony Award for Best Reproduction of a Play or Musical in 1985 for Joe Egg.
1986 49 Years Old In 1986, she was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.


1987 50 Years Old Then, in 1987, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy from the American Comedy Awards.


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2013 76 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In the fall of 2013, Moore reprised her role on Hot in Cleveland in a season four episode which not only reunited Moore and White, but former MTM cast members Cloris Leachman, Valerie Harper and Georgia Engel as well. … Read More
2014 77 Years Old In 2014 friends reported that she has heart and kidney problems and is nearly blind.
2015 78 Years Old In October 2015, Moore's former co-star Dick Van Dyke said on an episode of Larry King Now that Moore was in poor health and unable to communicate. … Read More
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