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Mary Tyler Moore Overview:

Actress, Mary Tyler Moore, was born on Dec 29, 1936 in Brooklyn, NY. Tyler Moore died at the age of 80 on Jan 25, 2017 in Greenwich, CT .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Tyler Moore was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1980Best ActressOrdinary People (1980)Beth JarrettNominated
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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television. In addition, Tyler Moore was inducted into the TV Hall of Fame .

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Remembering : ORDINARY PEOPLE (1980)

By Lara on Jan 28, 2017 From Backlots

’s death on Wednesday?was a huge loss for the entertainment industry. It is hard to overstate the importance of ’s influence in shaping how women are portrayed onscreen, and in paving the way for more nuanced female characters. Onscreen, Moore took the sta... Read full article


The Show

By Irish Jayhawk on Jul 15, 2013 From Outspoken and Freckled

The Show was a landmark TV show that ran for seven seasons, from 1970-1977. It was a ground-breaking show named after it's central character's (Mary Richard) real name of the well-known TV actress . As arguably the first (and many may say the best) true ensemble cast... Read full article


The Show

By Irish Jayhawk on Jul 15, 2013 From Outspoken and Freckled

The Show was a landmark TV show that ran for seven seasons, from 1970-1977. It was a ground-breaking show named after it's central character's (Mary Richard) real name of the well-known TV actress . As arguably the first (and many may say the best) true ensemble cast... Read full article


: A tribute (for the Funny Lady Blogathon)

By Lindsey on Jun 29, 2013 From The Motion Pictures

covers TV Guide. (Image: movieandsports.com) TMP is largely a mid-20th century film blog, but as you may have noticed I also like to talk about classic television from time to time. One of my favorite classic television series is The Dick Van Dyke Show, which I’ve been re-watc... Read full article


Classic TV Actress of the Month: (Part 3)

By monty on Jun 14, 2013 From All Good Things

Continuing with my spotlight on this month's classic TV actress, . Here are some personal quotes by Mary over the years. Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers. There is a dark side. I tend not to be as optimistic as Mary Richar... Read full article


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Mary Tyler Moore Quotes:

Amigo: [speech balloon] Oh Boy! Grapes.
Pete: What the hell is that?
Liz: Get a load o' that beak!
Pete: Come on, you. Hey! Hey! Those are *my* grapes.
Liz: Oh, let 'im eat 'em. He's probably hungry.
Pete: Oh sure. Make a pet out of him, get emotionally involved. That what you want?
Liz: I don't care if you have him for breakfast.


Miss Dorothy Brown: Operator, you have obviously never been in a Chinese opium den!


Taxi driver: That'll be 35 cents please.
Miss Dorothy Brown: A pen, please.
Taxi driver: A pen? What for?
Miss Dorothy Brown: To write a check.
Taxi driver: A check? 35 cents I said, not 35 dollars. Who writes a check for 35 cents?
Miss Dorothy Brown: Oh, I do.


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Mary Tyler Moore Facts
Was a heavy smoker during the time "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961) was in production. Has since quit. She was trying to quit smoking during filming directed by Carl Reiner when she discovered that she was going to be off-screen for the majority of the episode.

Her brother, John, died on December 26, 1991, in Los Angeles at age 47.

Founded MTM Enterprises in 1969 with ex-husband Grant Tinker. Sold the company in 1990.

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