On Wednesday, the Associated Press confirmed that Mary Tyler Moore has died at age 80. Moore, a prominent television actress, had been on a respirator for more than a week, according to TMZ. Sources told the outlet that family members visited the hospital to say goodbye.
Mary starred in The Dick Van Dyke Show and had a long run with The Mary Tyler Moore Show. In the latter, she starred as Mary Richards, a single woman in her 30s who worked as a local Minneapolis news producer. Watch the intro and theme song of The Mary Tyler Moore Show above.
On The Dick Van Dyke Show, Moore played Laura Petrie, a Westchester wife and former dancer. In 1980, Moore was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for her role in the film, Ordinary People.
Below, watch the closing credits for The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Moore’s film debut came in X-15 at the age of 25. She appeared in a series of movies in the 1960s, including Thoroughly Modern Millie with Julie Andrews, What’s So Bad About Feeling Good? with George Peppard, and Don’t Just Stand There! with Robert Wagner. Moore’s notable television roles include Like Mother, Like Son, Run a Crooked Mile, Heartsounds, The Gin Game (based on the Broadway play; reuniting her with Dick Van Dyke), Mary and Rhoda and Finnegan Begin Again. She earned an Emmy for in 1993 for her work in Stolen Babies.
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