Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Mary Tyler Moore
Very sad news today...
Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80.
Moore, who was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1936 and grew up in Los Angeles, rose to international fame starring on the 1960s sitcom “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” She later starred on the beloved 1970s sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” which is one of the first shows to feature a never-married, working woman as its central character. Moore played single, 30-year-old TV news producer Mary Richards.
After the show, Moore continued her acting career and earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her portrayal of a mother grieving the loss of her son in 1980’s “Ordinary People.”
I loved her on The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, but she really hooked me when she played the distant mother in Ordinary People, one of my all-time favorite films.
She had an amazing career and will certainly be missed.