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.
- Her sister, Elizabeth, died in 1978 at age 21. Her death was ruled a suicide by drug overdose.
- 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.
- First TV appearance was in 1955 as "Happy Hotpoint" the Hotpoint Appliance elf, in commercials aired during the _"The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" (1952)_ (qv) TV show.
- (1984) Entered 'Betty Ford' (qv) clinic for "Social Drinking Habit".
- Bronze statue capturing her character Mary's signature hat-toss went on display May 8, 2002 at the Minneapolis intersection where the scene for _"Mary Tyler Moore" (1970)_ (qv) was originally filmed. On hand for the ceremony, Moore tossed her tam, but this time, into an appreciative downtown crowd.
- Founded MTM Enterprises in 1969 with ex-husband 'Grant Tinker' (qv). Sold the company in 1990.
- Met her husband, 'Dr. Robert Levine' (qv), when she took her mother to the hospital and he was the doctor.
- Told 'David Letterman' (qv) that her (and others') nickname for 'Dick Van Dyke' (qv) when they did the _"The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961)_ (qv) together was Penis Von Lesbian, a play on his real name.