MARY TYLER MOORE Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Mary Tyler Moore                                                             
Born: 29 December 1936 Brooklyn, New York                                           
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.                                               
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.                                                                       
She has also appeared in various films over the years. Her best-remembered         
performance came in 1980's 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