Mary Tyler Moore

American actress, television producer Mary Tyler Moore

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).
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Mary Tyler Moore, Tom Petty, Bill Paxton and so many more: The people we lost in 2017
CNN - about 2 months
A look back at notable people who have died in 2017.
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Deaths in 2017: Among the Luminaries, Fighters With a Cause
NYTimes - about 2 months
Remembering Mary Tyler Moore, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lewis, Sam Shepard and many more, but also a remarkable roster of champions who pressed for change.
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How Mary Tyler Moore's Career-Woman Role Inspired A Generation
NPR - about 2 months
Mary Tyler Moore is one of the notable people who died this year. She's known for her ground breaking role as career woman Mary Richards on her '70s TV sitcom, but she also chipped away at how women were seen on TV when she played a housewife on The Dick Van Dyke Show years earlier.
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Bernadette Peters says Mary Tyler Moore let her have her wedding at her house
ABC News - 2 months
"She actually gave me my wedding at her house,” Peters said.
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Spectrum Workers’ Strike Approaches 5-Month Mark
NYTimes - 6 months
More than 1,700 employees in New York and New Jersey stopped work in the spring when the company, which offers cable, internet and phone services, proposed eliminating workers’ pension plan.
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GOP Lawmaker Asks NASA If There Was A Long-Lost 'Civilization' On Mars
The Huffington Post - 7 months
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Readers write: Examining populism, family entertainment, lack of trust
Yahoo News - 11 months
Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test? Regarding the Jan. 26 article “Mary Tyler Moore expanded America’s view of what a woman can be” ( Mary Tyler Moore was not only a TV trailblazer who embodied the modern woman, but her show’s genre provided entertainment well suited for family viewing.
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How The Realism Of 'This Is Us' Became The Escapism From Our Surreal New World
Huffington Post - 12 months
When I first heard about “This Is Us,” I had my cynical doubts. There was something in the promos about shared birthdays and soul connections and the meaning of everything sappy and Mandy Moore. Oh yeah, and it was a drama on NBC so, please, mother of Mary Tyler Moore, give me a break. Network shows were over so long ago. Besides, I was gearing up for “Homeland” and my new fave, “The Man in the High Castle.” Fast-forward to February when I’ve binged everything from “Good Girls Revolt” to “Goliath” to “How to Get Away With Murder”—technically a network show but they only do half the normal amount of episodes and get away with murderous non-censorship. I needed something new to watch and decided I’d give the first episode a try. I fell in love with the Pearson clan by the time the closing credits hit and leaped through the episodes as fast as the show leaps through decades. The characters struggle through issues all of us are familiar with to some extent: obesity, alcoholism and...
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Mary Tyler Moore, star of 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show,' dies at 80
ABC News - about 1 year
The actress was also famous for her role in "The Dick Van Dyke Show."
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Friday Talking Points -- Media Missing A Big Point On Trump's Muslim Ban
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Before we launch in to this week's screed, we're going to shamelessly begin with a plug. Yesterday, we published a first-person account of what it was like to protest during Donald Trump's Inauguration weekend. There are some excellent photos of the demonstrations and an inspiring narrative by University of Maryland student Teresa Johnson. We urge everyone to check it out! Moving right along, we're going to ignore (for a moment) all the shiny distractions that have vomited forth from the White House this week, and instead attempt to draw attention to an aspect of Donald Trump's Muslim ban that few in the media seem to be noticing. [We should add an editorial aside here: Yes, our editorial policy from now on will be to use Donald Trump's own language in the term "Muslim ban." Sean Spicer can insist until he's blue in the face that it's not a Muslim ban, but Trump promised to ban Muslims on the campaign trail, so who are we to argue with the term? Also, to do so would be to s...
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Isaac Mizrahi at the Café Carlyle: A Gift That Keeps on Giving
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Calling his Cafe Carlyle show, "Does This Song Make Me Look Fat?" Isaac Mizrahi signals surreal leaps of fancy from music, to looks, to insecurities. Who could ask for more from an evening? Multitalented, the fashion designer/ entertainer croons cabaret standards backed by a great band, his act sprinkled with self-mocking quips recalling Joan Rivers at her most cheeky! Really, what's not to love? For "C'est Si Bon," en francais of course, he pays tribute to Eartha Kitt, recounting that she would say, "I love a horny young hornplayer." Cue Benny Benack III, the youngest member of his band at 26, who solos on his trumpet, manipulating mutes for that wa wa sound. He can play! And Mizrahi feigns competitive chagrin, pouting and pacing in patent leather shoes showing just a bit of diamond ankle bracelet. The man, best known for fashion and costume design, as evidenced by the spectacular career exhibition at the Jewish Museum last year, knows how to accessorize. But more: This Broo...
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All The Single Ladies -- Women Who Downplay Their Successes And Why It's A Huge Mistake
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Last week, Mary Tyler Moore passed away at the age of 80. Moore made history in 1970 when she portrayed, for the first time in television history, a single professional working woman. In doing so, Moore immediately became the epitome of a modern-day feminist and brilliantly maintained that moniker for nearly 50 years. Today, it's almost impossible to imagine television without strong single professional women (where would we be without Olivia Pope and Carrie Mathison?!) and recall that there was a time when women were portrayed only as homemakers. It deserves a place in the "used to be's" list -- there used to be no cable television, no cell phones, no internet and no strong female characters on TV! Who can imagine?! Unlike advances in technology and the proliferation of sassy single professional women on television, real-life single professional women haven't quite made the leaps and bounds of forward progress. Moments after learning that Moore passed away, I was checking ...
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Wisconsin artist who cast Mary Tyler Moore sculpture dies
Yahoo News - about 1 year
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gwendolyn Gillen, a Wisconsin artist whose bronze sculpture of Mary Tyler Moore tossing her hat became a downtown Minneapolis landmark, has died. She was 76.
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Remembering Mary Tyler Moore: Not Only 'Brilliantly Funny,' but Vulnerable - Variety
Google News - about 1 year
Variety Remembering Mary Tyler Moore: Not Only 'Brilliantly Funny,' but Vulnerable Variety About halfway through the seven-season run of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” a week came when Moore had to spend a few days in the hospital for a minor procedure. This story first appeared in the January 31, 2017 issue of Variety. Subscribe today. Mary Tyler Moore Called 911 Over Domestic Disputes With Husband — Shocking ReportHollywood Life Mary Tyler Moore's death a reminder of the toll of diabetesThe Conversation US Mary Tyler Moore's most lasting legacyNew York Daily News Sacramento Bee -Parade -Yahoo News -Jackson Hole News&Guide all 33 news articles »
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The Joy Of Mary Tyler Moore And 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
“The Mary Tyler Moore Show” is my all-time favorite television show. It is only four months younger than I am, so I was around for every episode when they first aired. I’m sure I was watching from one of my parent’s laps many a Saturday night, but my memories of watching episodes “first run” are likely limited to the sixth and seventh seasons... and particularly the very last episode. When I was that young and the show would end, I was always confused as to why my favorite characters had to go away for another week. Part of me actually didn’t like when I’d see Mary and her “date” (actually her real life husband at the time, Grant Tinker) walking in the Minneapolis dusk during the end credits and the MTM cat would “meow,” because I knew it meant no sight of Mary, Rhoda, Lou, Ted, Murray, Sue Ann, Georgette or Phyllis for another week. I liked Bob Newhart and loved Carol Burnett, but week after week, it was Mary I looked forward to the most on Saturday nights. I was onl...
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PHOTOS: John Hurt, Mary Tyler Moore and Other Notable People Lost Already in 2017
ABC News - about 1 year
Slideshow of celebrities and trailblazers who left their mark on society and died in 2017.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mary Tyler Moore
  • 2015
    Age 78
    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.
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  • 2014
    Age 77
    In 2014 friends reported that she has heart and kidney problems and is nearly blind.
  • 2013
    Age 76
    In an interview for the 2013 PBS series Pioneers of Television, Moore says that she was "recruited" to join the feminist movement of the 1970s by Gloria Steinem but did not agree with Steinem's views.
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    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.
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  • 2012
    Age 75
    In New York City in 2012, Moore and Bernadette Peters were honored by the Ride of Fame and a double decker bus was dedicated to them.
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  • 2011
    Age 74
    Moore was awarded the 2011 Screen Actors Guild's lifetime achievement award.
  • 2002
    Age 65
    On May 8, 2002, Moore was present as the cable TV network TV Land and the City of Minneapolis dedicated a statue in downtown Minneapolis of the television character she made famous on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
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  • 1987
    Age 50
    Then, in 1987, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy from the American Comedy Awards.
  • 1986
    Age 49
    In 1986, she was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame.
  • 1984
    Age 47
    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.
  • 1983
    Age 46
    Moore married Dr. Robert Levine on November 23, 1983, at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.
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  • 1981
    Age 44
    Moore and Tinker divorced in 1981.
  • 1980
    Age 43
    On Broadway, Moore received a special Tony Award for her performance in Whose Life Is It Anyway? in 1980, and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award as well.
    In 1980, Moore was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the drama film Ordinary People, but lost to Sissy Spacek for her role in Coal Miner's Daughter.
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    During the 1960s and 1970s, Moore had a reputation as a liberal or moderate liberal and endorsed President Jimmy Carter for re-election in a 1980 campaign television ad.
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    On October 14, 1980, at the age of 24, Moore’s son Richard died of an accidental gunshot to the head while handling a sawed off shotgun.
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    She received her only nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 1980 coming-of-age drama Ordinary People, in which she portrayed a grieving mother unable to cope with the drowning death of one of her sons and unable to cope with the other son for his attempted suicide Other feature film credits include Six Weeks (1992), Just Between Friends (1986) and Flirting with Disaster (1996).
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    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.
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  • 1979
    Age 42
    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.
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  • 1978
    Age 41
    In the 1978–79 season, Moore attempted to try the musical-variety genre by starring in two unsuccessful CBS variety series in a row: Mary, which featured David Letterman, Michael Keaton, Swoosie Kurtz and Dick Shawn in the supporting cast.
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    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.
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  • 1970
    Age 33
    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.
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  • 1962
    Age 25
    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.
  • 1961
    Age 24
    Meeker and Moore divorced in 1961.
    Moore made her film debut in 1961's X-15.
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    In 1961, Carl Reiner cast Moore in The Dick Van Dyke Show, an acclaimed weekly series based on Reiner's own life and career as a writer for Sid Caesar's television variety show, telling the cast from the outset that it would run no more than five years.
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    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.
  • 1960
    Age 23
    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.
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  • 1955
    Age 18
    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).
  • 1936
    Born on December 29, 1936.
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