80 (passed away Jan. 25th, 2017)
Dec. 29th, 1936
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Mary Tyler Moore's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2013 - Inequality for All
2009 - Against the Current
2002 - Cheats
1996 - Flirting with Disaster
1981 - Ordinary People
1969 - Change of Habit
1967 - Thoroughly Modern Millie
1961 - X-15
Guest TV Roles
Christine St. George
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.
- Ex-stepmother of 'John Tinker' (qv) and 'Mark Tinker' (qv).
- She won Tony Awards in 1980 and in 1985. She won in 1980 after taking over the lead in the play "Whose Life Is It Anyway?". She was so good that she was given a special Tony because she was not eligible for a traditional nomination due to being a replacement performer. She won in 1985 when her company, MTM, backed the revival of the play "Joe Egg".
- Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (insulin dependent) at age 33.
- 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).
- Met her husband, 'Dr. Robert Levine' (qv), when she took her mother to the hospital and he was the doctor.
- Walked out of the 'Neil Simon (I)' (qv) play "Rose's Dilemma" in December, 2003, citing problems with the playwright. Reportedly he sent her an insulting note prior to an appearance regarding her failure to memorize lines. The problem was that he had kept rewriting her lines and expected her to learn them on the spot. She was replaced by actress 'Patricia Hodges (I)' (qv), but the play closed two months later to poor reviews.
- 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.
- Best remembered by the public for her starring role as "Laura Petrie" on _"The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961)_ (qv) and for starring in _"Mary Tyler Moore" (1970)_ (qv).