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Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore
At the Emmy Awards in August 1988
Personal information
Birth dateDecember 29, 1936(age 79)
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1958 present
Spouse-Dick Meeker-1955-1961
-Grant Tinker-1962-1981
-Robert Levine-1983--

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Mary Tyler Moore (born December 29, 1936) is an American actress, primarily known for her roles in television sitcoms. Moore is best known for The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970 77), in which she starred as Mary Richards, a 30-something single woman who worked as a local news producer in Minneapolis, and for her earlier role as Laura Petrie (Dick Van Dyke's wife) on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961 66). She also appeared in a number of films, most notably 1980's Ordinary People, in which she played a role that was the polar opposite of the television characters she had portrayed, and for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Moore has also been active in charity work and various political causes, particularly around the issues of Animal rights and Diabetes mellitus type 1. Mary Tyler Moore has had health problems with diabetes, starting in the late 1960s and alcoholism, which was treated in the 1980s. In May 2011, Moore underwent elective brain surgery to remove a benign meningioma.


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