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.
- Appeared in the Broadway play "Sweet Sue" in 1988 with 'Lynn Redgrave' (qv) and a fully nude 'Barry Tubb' (qv).
- Measurements: 36-28-36 (in "Happy Hotpoint" ads as a young starlet), 36-24-36 (on _"The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961)_ (qv)), 36C/D-25-36 (after 1990 implants - removed in 1991) (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
- Is, to the day, 2 years older than 'Jon Voight' (qv).
- Was a heavy smoker during the time _"The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961)_ (qv) was in production. Has since quit. She was trying to quit smoking during filming directed by 'Carl Reiner' (qv) when she discovered that she was going to be off-screen for the majority of the episode.
- 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.
- 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.
- Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1992.
- Mary Tyler Moore portrayed the first Sam, who was in charge of the answering service on CBS Television's _"Richard Diamond, Private Detective" (1957)_ (qv). Only her voice and her legs were known to the viewer.