Breaking News!!: Connecticut: Beloved television icon Mary Tyler Moore has died.
Beloved television icon Mary Tyler Moore has died on Wednesday, Jaunary 25th, 2017 at a hospital in Connecticut.
No confirmed name of hospital in Connecticut the beloved television icon died at has been released to the news media.
According to longtime representative Mara Buxbaum, “Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine. A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile.”
Mary Tyler Moore had long suffered from diabetes and underwent brain surgery in 2011.
Mary Tyler Moore was born on Tuesday, December 29th, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York City.
Mary Tyler Moore became known for 2 beloved characters that spurned the traditional view of a women’s roles in the home or the workforce, inspiring a generation along the way.
Mary Tyler Moore’s first big career break came when she portrayed Laura Petrie, a mother who refused to play second fiddle to her husband, on the Dick van Dyke Show in 1961.
Later, because of her growing popularity, Mary Tyler Moore got her own eponymous show in 1970 in which she played the role of Mary Richards, a tough single woman working her way through a Minneapolis TV station.
In its 7 years on CBS, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” won 29 Emmys.
Mary Tyler Moore starred in well over 10 films and wrote 2 memoirs.
Mary Tyler Moore has long been active in the area of animal rights and is the international chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Mary Tyler Moore married 3 times, including to television executive Grant Tinker in 1962.
Mary Tyler Moore only son, Richard, from her first marriage to Richard Meeker, died from an accidental gunshot in 1980.
Mary Tyler Moore was 80 years old and many of her fans are deeply sad at the loss of a beloved television icon.
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