Mary Tyler Moore

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Mary Tyler Moore
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Moore at Broadway Barks, 2011
Born (1936-12-29)December 29, 1936
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died January 25, 2017(2017-01-25) (aged 80)
Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
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).

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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.[1] 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.[2]

In January 2017, she was hospitalized from a diabetic-related condition. Her condition worsened and was placed on a respirator the previous week.[3] She died on January 25, 2017 in Greenwich, Connecticut from cardiopulmonary arrest caused by diabetic-related pneumonia, aged 80.[4]

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