R.I.P Mary Tyler Moore

Television legend Mary Tyler Moore died Jan. 25 at the age of 80 after suffering cardiopulmonary arrest brought on by pneumonia, hypoxia, and diabetes. Her representative told The Hollywood Reporter that she passed away “in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine.”

A groundbreaking actress, she played a stay-at-home mom on The Dick Van Dyke Show, then became a feminist icon when she branched out on her own with The Mary Tyler Moore Show, playing Mary Richards, an independent single woman who becomes a broadcaster.

Moore won six Emmy Awards and was nominated for an Oscar in 1980 for playing the estranged mother of Timothy Hutton’s character in 1980’s Ordinary People. She was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1986.

 

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