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Encyclopedia > Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore at the 45th Emmy Awards Governor's Ball, September 19, 1993.
Born December 29, 1936 (1936-12-29) (age 70)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s) Robert Levine (1983-present)
Grant Tinker (1962-1981)
Richard Meeker (1955-1961)

Mary Tyler Moore (born December 29, 1936) is an Academy Award-nominated and seven-time Emmy Award winning American actress and comedian, primarily known for her roles in sitcoms and television. What is popularly called the Tony Award® but is formally the Antoinette Perry Award is an annual American award celebrating achievements in theater, including musical theater. ... The play Whose Life Is It Anyway by Brian Clark (playwright) was written as a television play in 1972. ... Mary Tyler Moore is an American television sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that aired on CBS from September 19, 1970 to March 19, 1977. ... is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... An Emmy Award. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ...


The brunette-headed Moore is arguably best known for The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977), in which she starred as Mary Richards, a 30-something single woman who worked as a news producer at WJM-TV in Minneapolis, and for her early role as Laura Petrie, wife of television comedy writer Rob Petrie (played by Dick Van Dyke) on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966). Moore played leading roles in two of the most fondly remembered classic comedy series, making a tremendous impact on television over two decades. Mary Tyler Moore is an American television sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that aired on CBS from September 19, 1970 to March 19, 1977. ... Played by Mary Tyler Moore, Mary Richards was the main character in the long-running television sitcom, Mary Tyler Moore. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ... Richard Wayne Dick Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an Emmy-Award winning American actor of film, stage, and screen, comedian and dancer. ... The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television situation comedy which initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to June 1, 1966, created by Carl Reiner and starring Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore. ...


She has also appeared in various films over the years. Her best-remembered performance came in 1980s Ordinary People, which garnered her an Oscar nomination for a role that was the polar opposite of the characters viewers had become accustomed to seeing her portray on television. She has also been active in charity work and various political causes, particularly diabetes and animal rights. This article is about the film. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... This article is about the disease that features high blood sugar. ... Animal liberation redirects here. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

The eldest of three siblings, Moore was born in 1936 in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York to George Tyler Moore and Marjorie Hackett. She moved to California when she was eight years old. She attended Saint Rose of Lima Roman Catholic school in Brooklyn; St. Ambrose School Los Angeles on Fairfax; and the exclusive Immaculate Heart High School on Los Feliz Boulevard in Hollywood, California conducted by the cutting-edge nuns of the California Institute of the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of Mary of the Blessed Virgin Mary (now known as the Immaculate Heart Community). Flatbush is a neighborhood of the Borough of Brooklyn, a part of New York City. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Saint Rose of Lima, (20 April 1586 - 30 August 1617), the first Catholic saint of The Americas, was born in Lima, Peru. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... Immaculate Heart High School is a private, all-girl, independent, Catholic, college preparatory school located in the Los Feliz community, in Los Angeles, California. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue...


Career

Television

At the age of 17, Moore started with a role as "Happy Hotpoint" on television commercials broadcast during Ozzie and Harriet. During these commercials she would dance around on the Hotpoint (a General Electric subsidiary) appliances. (Her time as "Happy Hotpoint" ended when her pregnancy, with her only child Richard, became too obvious for her to hide any longer, according to Moore in her autobiography.) The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The Nelson family The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, an American radio and television series, was once the longest-running, live-action situation comedy on American television, having aired on ABC from 1952 to 1966 after a ten-year run on radio. ... Hotpoint is a major brand of electric appliances or white goods today owned by Indesit and General Electric. ... “GE” redirects here. ...


She later appeared in several bit parts in movies and on TV shows, including Bourbon Street Beat, 77 Sunset Strip, Surfside Six, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Steve Canyon, Hawaiian Eye and Lock Up in 1961 where a woman named Laura helped save her from prison. Moore anonymously modelled on the covers of a number of record albums and auditioned for the role of the older daughter of Danny Thomas for his long-running hit TV show, but was turned down. Much later, Thomas explained that "no daughter of mine could have that [little] nose." Moore's first regular television role was as a telephone receptionist on the show Richard Diamond, Private Detective; in that series, only her legs were shown and voice heard. (She was canned from the show when she asked for a raise. She was replaced with another actress, also only visible by her legs [also from Moore's autobiography].) Bourbon Street Beat was a private detective series which ran on the American Broadcasting Company from 1959 through 1960. ... 1959 Soundtrack - (L to R): Roger Smith, Kookie Byrnes, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. ... Surfside 6 was a television series (1960-1962) about a Miami Beach detective agency set on a houseboat, featuring Van Williams as Kenny Madison (a character recycled from Bourbon Street Beat, a similar series that had appeared the the same time slot the season before), Lee Patterson as Dave Thorne... Steve Canyon was a long-running American adventure comic strip by writer-artist Milton Caniff, published from January 13, 1947, after Caniff had retired from a popular previous strip Terry and the Pirates, through June 4, 1988, shortly after Caniffs death. ... Hawaiian Eye was an American television series that ran from October 1959 to September 1963 on the American Broadcasting Company television network. ... Lock-Up is a DC Comics villain and an enemy of Batman. ... Danny Thomas (January 6, 1914 - February 6, 1991) was an American nightclub comedian and television and film actor of Lebanese Maronite Catholic descent. ... Virginia Gregg and Dick Powell during a rehearsal for Richard Diamond, Private Detective. ... In common usage, a human leg is the lower limb of the body, extending from the hip to the ankle, and including the thigh, the knee, and the cnemis. ...

In 1961, Carl Reiner cast her in The Dick Van Dyke Show, an acclaimed weekly series based on Reiner's own life and career as a writer for Sid Caesar's television variety show, telling the cast from the outset that it would run no more than five years. The show was produced by Danny Thomas's company, and Thomas himself recommended her. He remembered Mary as "the girl with three names" whom he had turned down earlier. Moore's energetic comedic performances as Van Dyke's character's wife, begun at age 24 (hence she was 11 years Van Dyke's junior), made both the actress and her signature tight capri pants extremely popular, and she became nationally famous. When she won an Emmy award for her portrayal of Laura Petrie, she said, through her tears, quite incorrectly, "I know this will never happen again!" Image File history File links Dick_van_dyke_show_3. ... Image File history File links Dick_van_dyke_show_3. ... Richard Wayne Dick Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an Emmy-Award winning American actor of film, stage, and screen, comedian and dancer. ... The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television situation comedy which initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to June 1, 1966, created by Carl Reiner and starring Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Carl Reiner (born March 20, 1922) is an American actor, film director, producer, writer and comedian. ... The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television situation comedy which initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to June 1, 1966, created by Carl Reiner and starring Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore. ... Sid Caesar (born September 8, 1922) is an Emmy-winning American comic actor and writer, best known as the leading man on the 1950s television series Your Show of Shows, and to younger generations as Coach Calhoun in Grease and Grease 2. ... An Emmy Award. ...


In 1970, after having appeared earlier in a pivotal one-hour musical special called "Dick Van Dyke and the Other Woman," Moore was cast in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, a half-hour newsroom sitcom featuring Ed Asner as her gruff boss Lou Grant, a character that would later be spun off into an hour-long dramatic series. The premise of the single working woman's life, alternating during the program between work and home, became a television staple that would often be used in the future. After six years of high ratings in the top 20, the show slipped to number #39 during its seventh season. Producers argued for its cancellation due to its falling ratings, afraid that the show's legacy might be damaged if it were renewed for another season. This was to the surprise of the entire cast including Mary Tyler Moore herself when they were all told they would soon be filming their final episode. After the announcement, the series finished strongly and the final show was by far the most watched show during the week it aired. The series had become a touchpoint of the Women's Movement because it was one of the first to show, in a serious way, an independent working woman. Mary Tyler Moore is an American television sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that aired on CBS from September 19, 1970 to March 19, 1977. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Edward Asner (born November 15, 1929) is an American actor known for his Emmy-winning role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and later continued in a spinoff series, Lou Grant. ... Lou Grant is a fictional character played by Ed Asner in two shows on CBS. The first was Mary Tyler Moore in which the character was the producer of the fictional WJM-TV news. ... Suffrage parade in New York City on May 6, 1912 The Feminist movement (also known as the Womens Movement and Womens Liberation) campaigns on issues such as reproductive rights, domestic violence, maternity leave, equal pay, sexual harassment, discrimination and sexual violence. ...


After a brief respite, Moore threw herself into a completely different genre. She attempted two failed variety series in a row: Mary, which featured David Letterman and Michael Keaton in the supporting cast and lasted three episodes, and The Mary Tyler Moore Hour, which was canceled within three months. About this time, she also made a one-off musical/variety special for CBS, titled "Mary's Incredible Dream", which featured John Ritter, among others. It did poorly in the ratings and, according to Moore, was never repeated and will likely never see the light of day again because of legal problems surrounding the show. For the 1985 sitcom, see Mary (TV series) Mary was a variety-type program briefly broadcast by CBS as part of its 1978-79 fall lineup. ... David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947, in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.) is an award-winning American comedian, late night talk show host, television producer, philanthropist, and IRL IndyCar Series car owner. ... Michael John Douglas (Better known by the stage name Michael Keaton) (born September 9, 1951) is an American actor, perhaps best known for his early comedic roles in films such as Night Shift, and Beetlejuice, and for his portrayal of Batman in the two Tim Burton directed films in the... The Mary Tyler Moore Hour was a television series broadcast by CBS in the spring of 1979. ... This article is about the American actor. ...


In the 1985–86 season, she returned to CBS in "Mary", which suffered from poor reviews, sagging ratings, and internal strife within the production crew. According to Moore, she asked CBS to pull the show, as she was unhappy with the direction of the program and the producers.


She also starred in the unsuccessful "dramedy", "Annie McGuire", in 1988.


In 2004, Moore reunited with her Dick Van Dyke Show castmates for a reunion "episode" called The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited. In August 2005, Moore guest-starred as Christine St. George, a high-strung host of a fictional TV show on three episodes of Fox sitcom That '70s Show. Moore's scenes were shot on the same soundstage where The Mary Tyler Moore Show was filmed in the 1970s. Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dick Van Dyke Show was an American television situation comedy which aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to September 7, 1966. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the animal. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... That 70s Show is an American television sitcom that centers on the lives of a group of teenagers living in Point Place, Wisconsin, a fictional suburb of either Kenosha or Green Bay[1] from May 17, 1976 to December 31, 1979. ... A sound stage is a hangar-like structure, building or room, that is soundproof for the production of theatrical motion pictures and television, usually inside a movie studio. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ...


Theatre

Moore appeared in several Broadway plays. She appeared in Whose Life Is It Anyway, which opened on Broadway at the Royale Theatre on Feb. 24, 1980 and ran for 96 performances; and Sweet Sue which opened at the Music Box Theatre (transferred to the Royale Theatre) on Jan. 8, 1988 and ran for 164 performances. She was the star of a new musical version of Breakfast at Tiffany's in December 1966, but the show, titled "Holly," was a notorious flop that closed out-of-town before reaching Broadway. An urban legend has it that when Mary, as Holly, announced that she miscarried her baby, the audience applauded. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... The Royale Theatre is located on 45th Street in Manhattans Theatre District. ... Sweet Sue is a play by A. R. Gurney. ... Music Box Theatre, showing Deuce, May 2007 Music Box Theatre (entrance) Music Box Theatre (interior view) The Music Box Theater is a legitimate Broadway theatre located at 239 West 45th Street in midtown-Manhattan. ... For other uses of Breakfast at Tiffanys, see Breakfast at Tiffanys (disambiguation). ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... An urban legend or urban myth is similar to a modern folklore consisting of stories often thought to be factual by those circulating them. ...


She appeared in previews of the Neil Simon play Rose's Dilemma at the Manhattan Theatre Club in December 2003 but was fired before the show opened. Neil Simon (1966) Neil Simon (born Marvin Neil Simon July 4, 1927 in The Bronx, New York City), is a Jewish American playwright and screenwriter. ... The Manhattan Theatre Club is a theatrical company which produces new plays and musicals at the Biltmore Theatre and the New York City Center. ...


During the 1980s Moore and her production company produced five plays: Noises Off, The Octette Bridge Club, Joe Egg, Benefactors, and Safe Sex. Noises Off is a 1982 British play by Michael Frayn. ... The Octette Bridge Club is a musical by P.J. (Philip James) Barry. ... Benefactors is a 1984 play by Michael Frayn. ... Safe sex (also called safer sex or protected sex) is a set of practices that are designed to reduce the risk of infection during sexual intercourse to avoid developing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). ...


Movies

Moore made her film debut in 1961's X-15. She subsequently appeared in a string of 1960s films, including 1967's Thoroughly Modern Millie with Julie Andrews, and 1968's What's So Bad About Feeling Good and Don't Just Stand There!. In 1969 she starred opposite Elvis Presley in Change of Habit. Moore's future television castmate Ed Asner also appeared in the film. Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... X-15 is a 1961 movie that tells a fictionalized account of the X-15 research rocket plane, the men who flew it women who loved them. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the 1967 film. ... Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (born Julia Elizabeth Wells[1] on 1 October 1935[2]) is an award-winning English actress, singer, author and cultural icon. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... “Elvis” redirects here. ... Change of Habit was a 1969 theatrical film starring Elvis Presley and Mary Tyler Moore. ... Edward Asner (born November 15, 1929) is an American actor known for his Emmy-winning role as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and later continued in a spinoff series, Lou Grant. ...


Moore was nominated for the Best Actress for 1980's Ordinary People. Moore's subsequent feature film credits include Six Weeks, Just Between Friends, Flirting with Disaster, Labor Pains, Cheats, and more. Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance while working within the film industry. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the film. ... Flirting with Disaster is a 1996 American comedy film written and directed by David O. Russell about a young fathers search for his biological parents. ...


Moore has appeared in a number of telefilms since the 1960s, such as Like Mother, Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes, Mary's Incredible Dream, Run a Crooked Mile, Heartsounds, The Gin Game, Mary and Rhoda, Lincoln (as Mary Todd Lincoln), Finnegan Begin Again, The Best Year, Miss Lettie and Me, Stolen Babies, and Payback. Heartsounds is a autobiographical book written by Martha Weinman Lear (former staff writer and editor for The New York Times Magazine) and first published in 1980 by Simon and Schuster. ... Mary and Rhoda is a 2000 made-for-television movie written by Katie Ford and directed by Barnet Kellman. ... Mary Ann Todd Lincoln (December 13, 1818 – July 16, 1882) was the First Lady of the United States when her husband, Abraham Lincoln, served as the sixteenth President, from 1861 until 1865. ...


Personal life

In 1955, aged 18, she married Richard Meeker, whom she described as "the boy next door", and was pregnant with her only son Richie (which, coincidentally, was also the name of her TV son on The Dick Van Dyke Show) within six weeks. Meeker and Moore divorced in 1961. Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... The Dick Van Dyke Show is an American television situation comedy which initially aired on CBS from October 3, 1961 to June 1, 1966, created by Carl Reiner and starring Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Moore married Grant Tinker in 1962, and in 1970 they formed the television production company MTM Enterprises, which created and produced the company's first television series, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. MTM Enterprises would later produce popular American sitcoms and drama television series such as Rhoda and Phyllis (both spin-offs from The Mary Tyler Moore Show), The Bob Newhart Show, WKRP in Cincinnati, and Hill Street Blues. Moore and Tinker divorced in 1981, and she married Dr. Robert Levine in 1983. Grant Tinker (born January 11, 1925) is the former chairman and CEO of NBC from 1981 to 1986, co-founder of MTM Enterprises, and television producer. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1990s MTM logo. ... Mary Tyler Moore is an American television sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that aired on CBS from September 19, 1970 to March 19, 1977. ... Rhoda is an American situation comedy and a television spin-off of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. ... Phyllis was a sitcom which aired on CBS from 1975 to 1977. ... Mary Tyler Moore is an American television sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that aired on CBS from September 19, 1970 to March 19, 1977. ... The Bob Newhart Show is the name of two different television series. ... WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982) is an American situation comedy (sit-com) that featured the misadventures of the staff of a struggling radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Hill Street Blues was a serial police drama that was first aired on NBC in 1981 and ran for 146 episodes on primetime into 1987. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1980, Richard Meeker, Mary's only child, accidentally shot and killed himself when the hair trigger on his gun went off – that model gun was eventually removed from the market for that reason. International headlines announced that Meeker killed himself when playing a game of Russian Roulette in front of two female friends, but authorities ruled his death an accident. A few years earlier, Moore's sister committed suicide. Her last remaining sibling, a brother, died of cancer (Moore said that she had helped him attempt to end his life with an overdose of painkillers, but his 6' 8" body resisted the overdose and he died at a later time), and her mother, who also suffered from alcoholism, has also died, leaving only her father, George Moore, who lives in California. Russian roulette is a lethal form of gambling in which participants place a single round in a chamber of a revolver and, spinning the cylinder such that the location of the round is unknown, take turns putting the weapon to their temples (heads) and pulling the trigger until the weapon... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Moore has admitted having a drinking problem from the time she starred in The Dick Van Dyke Show until after marrying Levine. Her alcoholism peaked in the 1980s, and Moore entered the Betty Ford Clinic for treatment in 1984. She has been sober since. Her onetime co-star, Dick Van Dyke, also battled alcoholism for many years. Until 2005, Moore and her husband maintained an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in a building where great controversy was sparked when the red-tailed hawk nest built by Pale Male was removed in December 2004, an action to which she objected. The Betty Ford Center was co-founded by former United States First Lady Betty Ford and her friend, Ambassador Leonard Firestone, in 1982. ... This article is about the year. ... Richard Wayne Dick Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an Emmy-Award winning American actor of film, stage, and screen, comedian and dancer. ... The Upper East Side at Sunset The Upper East Side is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, USA, between Central Park and the East River. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ... Binomial name (Gmelin, 1788) The Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) is a medium-sized bird of prey, one of three species colloquially known in the United States as the chickenhawk. ... Pale Male is a male Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) who is watched by New York City birders and who has attracted widespread notice in the press. ...


She also overcame a years-long addiction to smoking, due in part not only because of her health but because her husband, Robert Levine, had also quit.


Charity work

Mary Tyler Moore presents the JDRF's Hero's Award to U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, for his role in securing federal funding for type 1 diabetes research, 2003
Mary Tyler Moore presents the JDRF's Hero's Award to U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, for his role in securing federal funding for type 1 diabetes research, 2003

In addition to her acting work, Moore is the International Chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. In this role, she has used her fame to help raise funds and raise awareness of diabetes mellitus type 1, which she has, almost losing her vision and at least one limb to the disease. Image File history File links Moore_Hastert. ... Image File history File links Moore_Hastert. ... The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is a not-for-profit organization that raises money for research in hopes of finding a cure for diabetes. ... The term Speaker is usually the title given to the presiding officer of a countrys lower house of parliament or congress (ie: the House of Commons or House of Representatives). ... John Dennis Denny Hastert (born January 2, 1942) is an American politician. ... This article is about the disease that features high blood sugar. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... For the disease characterized by excretion of large amounts of very dilute urine, see diabetes insipidus. ...


Mary also adopted a Golden Retriever puppy from Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue in Hudson, Massachusetts.


Moore is a pesco-vegetarian (pescetarian) [1] and has worked for animal rights for many years. On the subject of fur, she has said, "Behind every beautiful fur, there is a story. It is a bloody, barbaric story." A Pesco-vegetarian is a vegetarian who consumes dairy products, eggs, and fish, but does not consume any other animal flesh. ... Pescetarianism is a dietary choice, in which a person — known as a pescetarian — will not eat the flesh of any animals other than fish or other types of seafood. ...


She is also a co-founder of Broadway Barks, an annual animal adopt-a-thon held in New York City. Moore and friend Bernadette Peters work tirelessly to make New York City a no-kill city and to promote adopting animals from shelters. Bernadette Peters (born February 28, 1948) is an American actress and singer. ...


Moore is a supporter of embryonic stem cell research and said of President George W. Bush's announcement to veto the Senate's bill supporting the research, "This is an intelligent human being with a heart, and I don't see how much longer he can deny those aspects of himself" (see [2]). Mouse embryonic stem cells. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...

Honors

Statue of Mary Tyler Moore in downtown Minneapolis
MTM statue and IDS Tower

In early May 2002, Moore was present as cable TV network TV Land dedicated a statue in downtown Minneapolis to the television character she made famous on Mary Tyler Moore. The statue is in front of the Dayton's (now Macy's) department store, near the corner of 7th Street and Nicollet Mall. It depicts the well-known moment in the show's opening credits where Mary joyfully throws her tam o'shanter cap in the air, in a freeze-frame at the end of the montage. Mary Tyler Moore sculpture. ... Mary Tyler Moore sculpture. ... Image File history File links MTM_and_IDS.jpg Summary I took this photo in July of 2002. ... Image File history File links MTM_and_IDS.jpg Summary I took this photo in July of 2002. ... Lower structures Opened in 1974, the IDS Center (or IDS Tower; in its first years its name was officially spelled IDS Centre; at the time the europeanism was supposed to reflect the towers role in catapulting Minneapolis into its present status as a world-class city) is the tallest... Also see: 2002 (number). ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... The Mary Tyler Moore Show was an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from September 19, 1970 to March 19, 1977. ... The famous Minneapolis department store known as Daytons was among the leaders in shopping and fashion in the United States for nearly a century. ... This article is about the R. H. Macy & Co. ... View of Nicollet Mall from the skyway Nicollet Mall is a portion of Nicollet Avenue in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Along with Hennepin Avenue, it forms the cultural and commercial heart of the city. ... A tam oshanter is a Scottish bonnet worn by men which was named after the character Tam o Shanter in the poem of that name by Robert Burns. ...


Fans have noted that the statue takes liberties with that opening scene, for both practical and artistic reasons. One is that where Mary actually tossed the cap was in the crosswalk in the middle of the street-- clearly not the best location for a statue. The other is that the actual release point of the cap was around her waist, whereas the statue has her hand high overhead, barely touching the cap, as if she were catching it instead of tossing it.


Mary Tyler Moore is referenced in the hit song "Buddy Holly" by Weezer on their self-titled debut album. Her name pops up in the chorus in the lines, “I look just like Buddy Holly/And you're Mary Tyler Moore." Buddy Holly is a popular single by Weezer, written by Rivers Cuomo. ... For the albums, see Weezer (1994 album) and Weezer (2001 album). ... Weezer (1994), commonly referred to as The Blue Album, is the debut album by the band Weezer, released May 10, 1994. ...


The table where she dined during the opening credits at the Basil's Restaurant, located in the Marquette Hotel, looks out over the IDS center crystal court, and has a plaque designating it as "the Mary Tyler Moore Table."


TV work

The cast of Mary Tyler Moore
Moore with her Ordinary People co-stars

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References

After All, Moore, Mary Tyler, October 1, 1996 (reprint), ISBN-10: 0440223032, Dell

Awards
Preceded by
Amanda Plummer
Miss Rose White
Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress - Miniseries or a Movie
1993
Stolen Babies
Succeeded by
Cicely Tyson
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
Preceded by
Sally Field
for Norma Rae
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama
1981
for Ordinary People
Succeeded by
Meryl Streep
for The French Lieutenant's Woman

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Mary Tyler Moore (583 words)
Mary Tyler Moore is an actress and dancer best known for her roles in two classic sitcoms, as the mildly neurotic wife on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-66) and as the single working woman on her own Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-77).
As originally conceived, Moore would have played a divorced woman -- the first divorced lead on TV -- but CBS executives worried that viewers would think she had divorced Van Dyke, and thus be unable to warm to her character.
Her father is the namesake of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War, at West Virginia's Shepherd University.
Mary Tyler Moore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1495 words)
The eldest of three siblings, Moore was born in 1937 in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York to George Tyler Moore and Marjorie Hackett.
Moore maintains an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in a building where great controversy was sparked when the red-tailed hawk nest built by Pale Male was removed in December 2004, an action to which she objected.
Mary Tyler Moore is referenced in the hit song "Buddy Holly" by Weezer on their self-titled debut album.
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