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Everything I Learned from Mary Tyler Moore

The New Yorker

I first caught a peek of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" in 1994, twenty-four years after it first aired and seventeen since it was cancelled. Nick at Nite, that mainstay of nineteen-nineties family-friendly throwback programming, was re-introducing the youth to Mary Tyler Moore through a week-long "Marython." My parents, sick of policing me as I watched snippets of "90210" riddled with casual sex and hints of violence, decided that any show produced during their youth was a safe bet and left me alone to sink into Mary Richards's life in Minneapolis. My father would occasionally stroll by the TV: "God, I had such a crush on her on'Dick Van Dyke.' " On "The Dick Van Dyke Show," Tyler Moore had played Laura Petrie, a comely and bemused housewife who had left her career as a dancer behind for suburban life. She was witty yet tolerant, solid but accommodating.


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.


Asner reacts to Moore's death

FOX News

Hollywood entertainers reacted to sitcom sweetheart Mary Tyler Moore's death. Moore, who gained fame playing winsome television producer Mary Richards on the popular 1970s television series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and broke new ground as an independent career-woman in a leading role, died on Wednesday. Know that I love you and believe in your strength. Thank you #MTM for always being brave and helping to pave the way!! #MaryTylerMoore #RIP


Onscreen and onstage, Mary Tyler Moore was more than Mary Richards or Laura Petrie

Los Angeles Times

The news of the death of beloved actress Mary Tyler Moore sparked her fans and the entertainment industry to look back on her distinguished and career, which spanned both TV and film. She first made an unforgettable impression as Laura Petrie, the supportive wife of Rob Petrie, the comedy writer played by Dick Van Dyke in "The Dick Van Dyke Show," which premiered in 1961 and ran for five seasons. But it was her portrayal of Mary Richards, the single career woman at the center of the iconic workplace comedy "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" that put a defining stamp on TV comedy in the 1970s. The series was so adored and Moore played Richards with such precise comedic flair and charisma that she and her character almost seemed inseparable, an element that may have affected her subsequent follow-up CBS vehicles, the short-lived variety show "Mary" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Hour," an awkward hybrid of variety show and sitcom. Following those shows, she departed her genial TV comedy roots with 1980's "Ordinary People."