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Mary Tyler Moore dead at 80

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Mary Tyler Moore dead at 80
    Published January 25, 2017
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    Sitcom sweetheart Mary Tyler Moore, who gained fame playing winsome television producer Mary Richards on the popular 1970s television series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and broke new ground as an independent career-woman in a leading role, died today at the age of 80.

    Although her name was most frequently associated with US television sitcoms, Moore also acted in theater and films, winning a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for her role as an icy mother in 1980's "Ordinary People."

    Off camera, she was known as a longtime animal rights champion and a spokesperson for diabetes issues after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, a life-threatening illness, when she was 33.

    In 2011, Moore underwent four hours of surgery to remove a meningioma, or benign tumor of the lining tissue of the brain.

    Following that, there were reports her health had been deteriorating due to ongoing problems with diabetes, that she had lost weight and had become frail with severe mobility problems, but in 2011 and 2013 she returned to TV to appear twice on TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland.”

    In her two most famous television roles – as Mary Richards and as Dick Van Dyke's wife, Laura Petrie, in "The Dick Van Dyke Show" – Moore always appeared smiling, optimistic and perky.

    But in real life, she battled a series of personal challenges in addition to her diabetes: an alcoholic mother, two divorces, the death of her son and her own bout with alcoholism.

    Mary Tyler Moore dead at 80
  2. Fuzzywuzzy

    Fuzzywuzzy MassCops Member

    RIP Mary. I tugged off a few back in the day with you on a black and white TV. e9a778751078619b2f506dddaa3c3e7d.jpg
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  3. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    She was adorable, classy, funny as hell, talented beyond belief and a real fantasy for many a young man. RIP Miss Moore, you're a true treasure.
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