Mary Tyler Moore

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Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore

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Mary Tyler Moore

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: December 29, 1936
Date of Passing: January 25, 2017
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Obituary: New York Times

Mary Tyler Moore was one of the most beloved and acclaimed actresses in television history. Best known for her roles in the iconic comedy series The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, she won seven Emmy Awards over the course of her career.

Mary Tyler Moore was one of the most beloved and acclaimed actresses in television history. Best known for her roles in the iconic comedy series The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, she won seven Emmy Awards over the course of her career.

On The Dick Van Dyke Show, which aired from 1961 to 1966, she played Laura Petrie, wife of TV writer Rob Petrie, played by Van Dyke. The Mary Tyler Moore Show, regarded by many as as one of the best television comedies of all time, aired from 1970 to 1977. Moore starred as Mary Richards, a Minneapolis news producer, in a cast that also included Edward Asner, Valerie Harper, Ted Knight, Gavin MacLeod, Betty White and Cloris Leachman. The program was noteworthy at the time for centering on a single, independent career woman.

Moore went on to star in two short-lived variety series, Mary and The Mary Tyler Moore Hour, as well as the scripted comedies Mary and Annie McGuire.

In addition, she made guest appearances in numerous series, and had roles in such telefilms as Finnegan Begin Again, Heartsounds and Stolen Babies, and the miniseries Lincoln.

She also appeared in many features films, including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Don’t Stand There, What’s So Bad About Feeling Good?, Change of Habit, Just Between Friends, Flirting with Disaster and Ordinary People, in which, playing against type as an emotionally remote mother devastated by the death of her son, she won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar.

Mary Tyler Moore was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1986.

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Awards & Nominations

15 Nominations | 7 Emmys | 1 Honor
Hall of Fame - 1986
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  • Mary Tyler Moore, as Honoree
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Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore
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Ed Asner, Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Ted Knight
Mary Tyler Moore and Grant Tinker
Mary Tyler Moore and Jack Klugman with their Emmys in 1973.
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Bust of Mary Tyler Moore in the Hall of Fame Garden. Sculpture by Steve Varner.

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Busts of honorees Carl Reiner, Walt Disney, and Mary Tyler Moore in the Hall of Fame Garden at the Television Academy, North Hollywood, California.

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Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore with their Emmys at the 16th Emmy Awards.

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Bust of honoree Mary Tyler Moore in the Television Academy's Hall of Fame Garden, North Hollywood, California. Sculptor: Steve Varner

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Ed Asner, Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Ted Knight
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Ed Asner, Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, and Ted Knight at the 28th Emmy Awards. They all received Emmys at that event.

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Mary Tyler Moore and Grant Tinker at the Television Academy Hall of Fame induction ceremony, 1997

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Mary Tyler Moore and Jack Klugman with their Emmys in 1973.
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