Mary Tyler Moore dies aged 80

Sep 7, 2006
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S Emmy award-winning actress Mary Tyler Moore has died aged 80, her publicist says.

She was best known for her television roles in the 1960s sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show and the eponymous The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s.

She was also nominated for a best actress Oscar in 1980 for the film Ordinary People.

Mara Buxbaum said in a statement she died in the company of friends and her husband, Dr S. Robert Levine.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Moore moved to Los Angeles when she was eight years old and started her career in show business as a dancer aged 17.

Her first appearance was in a Hotpoint advert in the 1950s, dressed as an elf.

But her parts grew in size during that decade, before she landed the role of wife Laura Petrie in The Dick Van Dyke Show in 1961.

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mkr

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I watched both those shows when I was little. She was funny. RIP Mary.
 

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When I came home for summer breaks from college I remember MTM being on nick at night and I use to watch it and think about how ground breaking the show must have been when it was first on and how it was still making an impact on me as I was transitioning into an independent woman :heart:
May she rest in peace.