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Mary Tyler Moore
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Moore at Broadway Barks, 2011
Born (1936-12-29)December 29, 1936
Died January 25, 2017(2017-01-25) (aged 80)
Cause of death Cardiopulmonary arrest caused by diabetic-related pneumonia
Years active 1957-2015
Known for Acting roles:
Beth Jarrett in Ordinary People
Laura Petrie in The Dick Van Dyke Show, "Rob Petrie USMC"
Mary Richards in The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Spouse(s) Robert Levine (1983-2017; her deaths)
Grant Tinker (1962-1981)
Dick Meeker (1955-1961)
Children Richard Meeker Jr. (deceased)
Awards Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress - Miniseries or a Movie
1993 Stolen Babies
eight other Emmy Awards
Tony Awards: Special Award
1980 Whose Life is it Anyway?

Mary Tyler Moore (December 29, 1936 – January 25, 2017) was an Academy Award-nominated American actress, activist and philanthropist.

She is famous for The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977), where she played the role of Mary Richards, a single woman who worked as a news producer at WJM-TV in Minneapolis, and for her role as Laura Petrie, wife of television comedy writer Rob Petrie (played by Dick Van Dyke) on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966).

Health and death

Moore was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes when she was 33. In 2011, she had brain surgery to remove a brain tumor. In 2014 friends reported that she had heart and kidney problems and was nearly blind. In October 2015, Moore's former co-star Dick Van Dyke said on an episode of Larry King Now that Moore was in poor health and unable to communicate.

In January 2017, she was hospitalized from a diabetic-related condition. Her condition worsened and was placed on a respirator the previous week. She died on January 25, 2017 in Greenwich, Connecticut from cardiopulmonary arrest caused by diabetic-related pneumonia, aged 80.

TV work

  • Richard Diamond, Private Detective (cast member in 1959)
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966)
  • Run a Crooked Mile (1969)
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977)
  • Mary (1978) (cancelled after three episodes)
  • First, You Cry (1978)
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Hour (1979) (canceled after three months)
  • Heartsounds (1984)
  • Finnegan Begin Again (1985)
  • Mary (1985-1986)
  • Lincoln (1988)
  • Annie McGuire (1988) (canceled after two months)
  • The Last Best Year (1990)
  • Thanksgiving Day (TV series) (1990)
  • Stolen Babies (1993)
  • New York News (1995) (canceled after two months)
  • Stolen Memories: Secrets from the Rose Garden (1996)
  • Payback (1997)
  • Good as Gold (2000)
  • Mary and Rhoda (2000) (also executive producer)
  • Like Mother, Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Gimes (2001) (also executive producer)
  • Miss Lettie and Me (2002)
  • The Gin Game (2003)
  • Blessings (TV movie) (2003)
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited (2004)
  • That 70's Show (2006)


  • X-15 (1961)
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
  • What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)
  • Don't Just Stand There! (1968)
  • Run a Crooked Mile (1969) (TV)
  • Change of Habit (1969)
  • Ordinary People (1980)
  • Six Weeks (1982)
  • Just Between Friends (1986)
  • Flirting with Disaster (1996)
  • The Blue Arrow (1996) (voice)
  • Keys to Tulsa (1997)
  • Reno Finds Her Mom (1998) (documentary)
  • Labor Pains (2000)
  • Cheats (2002)
  • Against The Current (2009)

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