80 (passed away Jan. 25th, 2017)
Dec. 29th, 1936
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Mary Tyler Moore's Main TV Roles
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Mary Tyler Moore was an American actress, known for her roles in the television sitcoms The Mary Tyler Moore Show, in which she starred as Mary Richards, a thirtyish single woman who worked as a local news producer in Minneapolis, and The Dick Van Dyke Show, 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.
- In an interview, she stated that her famous "Oh, Rob!" as "Laura Petrie" on _"The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961)_ (qv) was based on the acting style of 'Nanette Fabray' (qv). On _"Mary Tyler Moore" (1970)_ (qv), 'Nanette Fabray' (qv) played her mother.
- Strong animal rights activist.
- Though Moore would become inseparable from 'Edward Asner' (qv)'s character Lou Grant on the TV sitcom _"Mary Tyler Moore" (1970)_ (qv), both actors first co-starred in 'Elvis Presley' (qv)'s final feature _Change of Habit (1969)_ (qv).
- Her sister, Elizabeth, died in 1978 at age 21. Her death was ruled a suicide by drug overdose.
- Is, to the day, 2 years older than 'Jon Voight' (qv).
- Kent cigarettes was one of the sponsors of _"The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961)_ (qv) and would regularly hand out free cartons of Kents to the cast and crew. During an interview with 'David Letterman' (qv), Mary confessed that she didn't like Kents, so she'd always take her share of the cartons and trade them in at the local store for her preferred brand.
- MTM's mascot is a cute orange-striped kitten named Mimsie.