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'Mary Tyler Moore' shocker

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Mary Tyler Moore wore a brunette wig for the first season of her classic 1970s television sitcom. "In those days Mary wanted to distance herself from what she had done before," says Herbie J Pilato, founder of the Classic Television Preservation Society. "She wanted to leave'The Dick Van Dyke Show' behind her." Moore had spent five seasons as homemaker Laura Petrie before "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" debuted in 1970. Her self-titled sitcom about a newly single woman who moves to Minneapolis and lands a job as a TV news producer ran for seven seasons on CBS. It featured a now iconic cast: Ed Asner (newsroom boss Lou Grant), Gavin MacLeod (writer Murray Slaughter), Ted Knight (anchorman Ted Baxter), Valerie Harper (neighbor and best friend, Rhoda Morgenstern), Cloris Leachman (landlady Phyllis Lindstrom) and Betty White ("Happy Homemaker" Sue Ann Nivens).

Who Was Mary Tyler Moore Married To? Complete List Of Late Actress' Husbands

International Business Times

Famed actress Mary Tyler Moore died Wednesday at 80. The Emmy-award-winning star appeared in the beloved television show "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" in the 1970s. Although the cause of death was not immediately clear, Moore had battled diabetes and was a noted advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, according to ABC News. "Today beloved icon Mary Tyler Moore passed away at the age of 80 and in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine," her representative Mara Buxbaum announced Monday in a written statement. Though Moore rocked Hollywood with her portrayal as a single, career-focused woman in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," she was surrounded by admirers throughout her life.

What Happened To Mary Tyler Moore? She's Hospitalized, Health Is In 'Grave Condition'

International Business Times

Mary Tyler Moore died Wednesday at the age of 80 years old, according to her longtime representative Mara Buxbaum. Actress Mary Tyler Moore is in "grave condition," TMZ wrote in an exclusive report Wednesday. The star's family rushed to the hospital to say goodbye to the 80-year-old. Moore was "critical" and "suffering from a number of health problems," the publication added. While Moore's current state was "grim," her specific ailment was unknown.

She Was A Woman Ahead Of Her Time: Mary Tyler Moore 1936-2017

Forbes - Tech

Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. The author is a Forbes contributor. The opinions expressed are those of the writer. Iconic actress and producer Mary Tyler Moore has died of pneumonia at age 80. Beloved for groundbreaking roles on the Dick Van Dyke Show and her own Mary Tyler Moore Show, as well as acting against type in Ordinary People makes her one of the most beloved actors of the 20th century. See more cartoons: 'To Me, She Is Royalty': Carrie Fisher 1956 - 2016

Mary Tyler Moore laid to rest in Connecticut

U.S. News

Mary Tyler Moore is pictured on screen during an In Memoriam tribute at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles.