Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore Brief Biography

Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore (December 29, 1936 - January 25, 2017) was an American actress, known for her roles in the television sitcoms The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977), in which she starred as Mary Richards, a thirty-something single woman who worked as a local news producer in Minneapolis; and The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966), in which she played Laura Petrie, a former dancer turned Westchester homemaker, wife and mother. Her notable film work includes 1967's Thoroughly Modern Millie and 1980's Ordinary People, in which she played a role that was very different from the television characters she had portrayed, and for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

Moore was active in charity work and various political causes, particularly the issues of animal rights and diabetes mellitus type 1. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes early in the run of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She also suffered from alcoholism, which she wrote about in her first of two memoirs. In May 2011, Moore underwent elective brain surgery to remove a benign meningioma. She died from cardiopulmonary arrest because of pneumonia at the age of 80 on January 25, 2017.

Mary Tyler Moore News

• The Almanac for Friday, Dec. 29, the 363rd day of 2017
• Celebrity deaths: Who we lost in 2017 -- including Tom Petty, Troy Gentry, Chris Cornell, Mary Tyler Moore, Gregg Allman, David Cassidy, Bill Paxton, Roger Moore, and Erin Moran
• Robin Roberts to host celebrity 'In Memoriam' special for ABC
• Mary Tyler Moore mourned by SAG-AFTRA, CBS, Sundance TV plan tributes

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