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Old 01-25-2017, 03:51 PM   #1
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Unhappy Mary Tyler Moore Has Died!

Just breaking over the wires now:

***Iconic television actress Mary Tyler Moore, known for her seminal role as an independent career woman in her eponymous sitcom, has died at the age of 80.

Moore, whose performances in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show made her an icon of U.S. television, passed away on Wednesday, according to a spokesperson.***


http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment...oore-1.3951904


Man - that was unexpected...
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Old 01-25-2017, 04:12 PM   #2
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Another icon from my childhood. Mary Richards, Laura Petrie, Thoroughly Modern Millie... the funny, fumbling, adorable girl next door.



I am surprised she lived so long. She struggled with a serious form of diabetes her whole life.
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Unhappy Mary Tyler Moore RIP

Mary Tyler Moore has passed away




Mary Tyler Moore Dead at 80


the television icon who charmed America with comedic brilliance and charisma on her hugely successful '70s show -- died in a Connecticut hospital ... TMZ has learned.

MTM's longtime rep, Mara Buxbaum, issued a statement to TMZ saying, "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."

We're told Mary had been on a respirator for more than a week. She was taken off life support Tuesday night.

Mary -- who battled diabetes and underwent brain surgery in 2011 -- became famous after starring on the "The Dick Van Dyke Show" from 1961 to 1966. She dazzled her way to 7 successful seasons on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" from 1970 to 1977, decimating skeptics who viewed her show as destined to fail.

She earned an Oscar nomination for best actress after crushing it in the 1980 flick "Ordinary People."

The 7 time Emmy winner began her career modeling in a commercial for "Happy Hotpoint" as a tiny elf that danced on appliances.

Mary, who in 1986 was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame, starred in well over 10 films and wrote 2 memoirs. She married 3 times ... forming power couple status when she married TV exec Grant Tinker in 1962.

Her only son, Richard, from her first marriage to Richard Meeker, died from an accidental gunshot in 1980.

Mary was 80.


http://www.tmz.com/2017/01/25/mary-tyler-moore-dead/
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As FB said, given her illness, it's a blessing that she lived as long as she did.

She was a great actresses and the Mary Tyler Moore show helped to open more TV roles for women. She also helped create the Bob Newhart Show, Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere, and WKRP.

That's quite a legacy.

Thanks for the laughter Mary.
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I was pretty young when she was popular. I had a crush on her though. RIP
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She broke so many molds very successfully & so long ago, I have to think hard to remember all the 'daring new things' her show was about. An attractive, single young female working & living alone - imagine that! It simply wasn't seen on TV before Mary.

And as phenomenal an actress as she was, the new talent she introduced through her show also seemed to shine - without taking away from her luster - beautiful ensemble acting that gave us many new stars.

I'd forgotten her company did Hill Street Blues - something that gritty was far removed from her initial hits. And St. Elsewhere - loved that show. And what was there not to laugh at with WKRP?

As much as I love to snarl at CNN's coverage of many things - they paid her the best tribute possible - several times they have, without any voiceover, played the intro to her show. And that intro, music & visuals was a perfect little capsule into Mary's world.
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One of her first times on the little screen .... As a Hotpoint Pixie


In the film 'That Thing That You Do' .... There's a brief clip of the commerical on one of the TV's in the appliance shop.

The girl next door is a vamp


And as Laura Petrie on the Dick Van Dyke SHow



Loved the opening scene for her show

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The really-pretty-cool story of the MTM Show theme song:

http://performingsongwriter.com/mary...-sonny-curtis/
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Her show was always on when I was a kid.
She had something so fresh about her, wonderful.

Her only son committed suicide at age 24. It is the most horrible thing that can happen to anyone.
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