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.
- 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)
- 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.
- 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.
- Broke a bone in her wrist while filming _Mary and Rhoda (2000) (TV)_ (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.
- Was named as "Queen of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1996
- 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).