Mary Tyler Moore

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Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore rework.jpg
Moore at Broadway Barks, 2011
Born 29 December 1936(1936-12-29)
Brooklyn, New York Ceety, U.S.
Died 25 Januar 2017(2017-01-25) (aged 80)
Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
Cause o daith
Cardiopulmonary arrest due tae pneumonia
Eddication Immaculate Heart Heich School
Thrift Actress
Years active 1957–2013
Hauf-marrae(s)
  • Dick Meeker (m. 1955–1961)
  • Grant Tinker (m. 1962–1981)
  • Robert Levine (m. 1983; her daith 2017)
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Mary Tyler Moore (December 29, 1936 – Januar 25, 2017) wis an American actress, kent for her roles in the televeesion sitcoms The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977), in which she starned as Mary Richards, a single woman wirkin as a local news producer in Minneapolis, an The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966), in which she played Laura Petrie, an umwhile dancer turned Westchester hamemaker, wife an mither.[1][2][3][4] Her film wirk includes 1967's Thoroughly Modern Millie an 1980's Ordinary People, in which she played a role that wis very different frae the televeesion chairacters she haed portrayed, an for which she wis nominatit for an Academy Awaird for Best Actress.[5][6][7]

Due tae her roles on baith The Mary Tyler Moore Show an The Dick Van Dyke Show, in which her chairacters iften broke frae stereotypical eemages o weemen an pushed gender norms, Moore acame a cultural icon an served as an inspiration for mony younger actresses, professional weemen, an feminists.[8][9][10] She wis later active in charity wirk an various poleetical causes, pairteecularly the issues o ainimal richts an diabetes. She wis diagnosed wi teep 1 diabetes early in the run o The Mary Tyler Moore Show.[11] She an aa suffered frae alcoholism, which she wrote aboot in her first o twa memoirs. In Mey 2011, Moore unnerwent elective harn surgery tae remuive a benign meningioma.[12] She died frae cardiopulmonary reest due tae pneumonia at the age o 80 on Januar 25, 2017.[13]

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  1. Kohen, Yael. We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy New York: Macmillan, 2012. p. xix. ISBN 9780374287238.
  2. Carrigan, Henry C., Jr. "Mary Tyler Moore (1936– )" in Sickels, Robert C. (ed.) 100 Entertainers Who Changed America: An Encyclopedia of Pop Culture Luminaries: An Encyclopedia of Pop Culture Luminaries ABC-CLIO, 2013. p. 409. ISBN 9781598848311
  3. Chan, Amanda, "What's a meningioma? The science of Mary Tyler Moore's brain tumor" NBCNews.com (May 12, 2011)
  4. Li, David K. "Page Six: Mary Tyler Moore is nearly blind" New York Post (May 22, 2014)
  5. "But Seriously: 18 Comedians Who Went Dramatic for Oscar". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 20, 2015. 
  6. McGee, Scott. "Ordinary People". Turner Classic Movies, Inc. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 
  7. Darrach, Brad; MacKay, Kathy; Wilhelm, Maria; and Reilly, Sue. "Life Spirals Out Of Control For A Regular Family" People (December 15, 1980)
  8. Teeman, Tim (January 25, 2017). "How Mary Tyler Moore Changed America With Feminism, TV, and Comedy". 
  9. Reese, Hope. "The Real Feminist Impact of 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' Was Behind the Scenes". 
  10. Patterson, John (January 25, 2017). "Mary Tyler Moore: a true cultural icon who changed the face of television" – via The Guardian. 
  11. "Mary Tyler Moore tells how she took control of diabetes". USA Today. March 25, 2009. 
  12. "Mary Tyler Moore 'recovering nicely' from surgery". Associated Press. Retrieved May 14, 2011. [deid airtin]
  13. "Mary Tyler Moore, Who Incarnated the Modern Woman on TV, Dies at 80". The New York Times. Retrieved January 25, 2017.