33 Facts About Mary Tyler Moore

1. Mary Tyler Moore won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in 1973, 1974 and 1976 for the show, which aired its final episode in 1977.

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2. Mary Tyler Moore found work as chorus dancer in television variety shows, and in 1959 landed a role in the TV drama Richard Diamond, Private Detective, playing Sam, a glamorous secretary whose face was never shown, but was represented by her shapely legs.

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3. Mary Tyler Moore told the National Ledger that he was a gun collector and while he was cleaning one of them, it fired.

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4. Mary Tyler Moore gave birth to Meeker when she was 18-years old.

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5. Mary Tyler Moore was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1986.

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6. Mary Tyler Moore was born on December 29, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York.

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7. Mary Tyler Moore died at the age of 80 on January 25, 2017, as reported by the Associated Press.

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8. Mary Tyler Moore tried again in 1979 with The Mary Tyler Moore Hour, which only lasted 11 episodes.

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9. On May 8, 2002, Mary Tyler Moore was present when cable network TV Land and the City of Minneapolis dedicated a statue in downtown Minneapolis of the television character she made famous on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

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10. Mary Tyler Moore's endorsed President Jimmy Carter for re-election in a 1980 campaign television ad.

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11. Mary Tyler Moore's was a co-founder of Broadway Barks, an annual animal adopt-a-thon held in New York City.

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12. Mary Tyler Moore's helped raise awareness about factory farming methods and promoted more compassionate treatment of farm animals.

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13. Mary Tyler Moore's was interred in Oak Lawn Cemetery, in Fairfield, Connecticut, during a private ceremony.

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14. Mary Tyler Moore died at the age of 80 on January 25, 2017, at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut, from cardiopulmonary arrest complicated by pneumonia after having been placed on a respirator the previous week.

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15. Mary Tyler Moore married Grant Tinker, a CBS executive, in 1962, and in 1970 they formed the television production company MTM Enterprises, which created and produced the company's first television series, The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

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16. Mary Tyler Moore appeared in previews of the Neil Simon play Rose's Dilemma at the off-Broadway Manhattan Theatre Club in December 2003 but quit the production after receiving a critical letter from Simon instructing her to "learn your lines or get out of my play".

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17. Mary Tyler Moore's was the star of a new musical version of Breakfast at Tiffany's in December 1966, but the show, titled Holly Golightly, was a flop that closed in previews before opening on Broadway.

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18. In 2006, Mary Tyler Moore guest-starred as Christine St George, a high-strung host of a fictional TV show, on three episodes of Fox sitcom That '70s Show.

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19. Mary Tyler Moore's starred in the short-lived Annie McGuire in 1988.

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20. Mary Tyler Moore remembered Moore as "the girl with three names" whom he had turned down earlier.

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21. Mary Tyler Moore's guest-starred in Bachelor Father in the episode titled "Bentley and the Big Board".

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22. Mary Tyler Moore modeled anonymously on the covers of a number of record albums and auditioned for the role of the older daughter of Danny Thomas for his long-running TV show, but was turned down.

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23. Mary Tyler Moore's was raised Catholic, and attended St Rose of Lima Parochial School in Brooklyn until the third grade.

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24. Mary Tyler Moore's died from cardiopulmonary arrest due to pneumonia at the age of 80 on January 25, 2017.

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25. Mary Tyler Moore was awarded the 2011 Screen Actors Guild's lifetime achievement award.

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26. In February 1981, Mary Tyler Moore was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the drama film Ordinary People but lost to Sissy Spacek for her role in Coal Miner's Daughter.

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27. Mary Tyler Moore appeared as herself in 1996 on an episode of the Ellen DeGeneres sitcom Ellen.

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28. Mary Tyler Moore was a recovered alcoholic, and had been diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 1969, after having a miscarriage.

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29. Mary Tyler Moore had been using an earpiece on stage to feed her lines to the repeatedly rewritten play.

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30. Mary Tyler Moore made a guest appearance on the season two premiere of Hot in Cleveland, which starred her former co-star Betty White.

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31. In the mid-1990s, Mary Tyler Moore had a cameo and a guest-starring role as herself on two episodes of Ellen.

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32. Mary Tyler Moore decided at age 17 that she wanted to be a dancer.

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33. Mary Tyler Moore was the oldest of three children.

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