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.
- (1984) Entered 'Betty Ford' (qv) clinic for "Social Drinking Habit".
- Close friend of 'Bernadette Peters' (qv).
- Celebrity sponsor of the Great American Meatout, March 20, 2001.
- Met her husband, 'Dr. Robert Levine' (qv), when she took her mother to the hospital and he was the doctor.
- The kitten that was the mascot for Mary's company, MTM Enterprises, would meow at the end of all MTM shows. In addition, it would even "wear costumes" reflecting the theme of the MTM show: At the end of each _"St. Elsewhere" (1982)_ (qv) episode, the kitty is seen wearing a surgical mask and it had a policeman's hat tilted on its head at the end of _"Hill Street Blues" (1981)_ (qv) and a detective's hat and pipe at the end of _"Remington Steele" (1982)_ (qv).
- Is, to the day, 2 years older than 'Jon Voight' (qv).
- Was paired with 'Richard Chamberlain (I)' (qv) in 1967 for "Holly Golightly," a musical adaptation of 'Truman Capote' (qv)'s earlier novel (and film), _Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)_ (qv). When it became obvious during pre-Broadway tryouts that no amount of play-doctoring was going to save a potentially disasterous show, producer 'David Merrick (I)' (qv) announced that he was closing the show one week prior to it's scheduled Broadway opening, as he put it, "out of consideration for the audience."