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
DiedJanuary 25, 2017(2017-01-25) (aged 80)
Cause of deathCardiopulmonary arrest caused by diabetic-related pneumonia
Years active1957-2015
Known forActing 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)
ChildrenRichard Meeker Jr. (deceased)
AwardsEmmy 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[change | change source]

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]

TV work[change | change source]

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References[change | change source]

  1. McDonald, Soraya Nadia (May 22, 2014). "Mary Tyler Moore's friends say diabetes has rendered her nearly blind". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
  2. "Dick Van Dyke Opens Up About Mary Tyler Moore's Health". October 2015.
  3. "Mary Tyler Moore in Grave Condition". TMZ.
  4. Wiseman, Lauren (January 25, 2017). "Mary Tyler Moore, TV and movie star, dies at 80". The Washington Post. Washington, D.C.: Nash Holdings LLC. Retrieved January 25, 2017.

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