DonLever Posted January 26, 2017 Share Posted January 26, 2017 First celebrity death of 2017. Mary Tyler Moore, iconic TV actress from the 1960's, 1970's, dead at age 80. https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/television/2017/01/25/mary-tyler-moore-dead-at-age-80-publicist-says.html from AP: NEW YORK—Mary Tyler Moore, the star of TV’s beloved The Mary Tyler Moore Show whose comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen, died Wednesday, said her publicist, Mara Buxbaum. She was 80. In a career that began as Happy Hotpoint, the dancing and singing three-inch pixie in Hotpoint appliance commercials on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet in 1955 when she was 18, Moore went on to star in television and films and on Broadway. Moore gained fame in the 1960s as the frazzled wife Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show. In the 1970s, she created one of TV’s first career-woman sitcom heroines in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Her death, at Greenwich Hospital, was confirmed by the family. The cause was pneumonia. A family member said she had been removed from a respirator on Tuesday night. Moore had Type 1 diabetes since her early 30s. “She was an impressive person and a talented person and a beautiful person. A force of nature,” said producer, creator and director Carl Reiner, who created the The Dick Van Dyke Show, told The Associated Press. “She’ll last forever, as long as there’s television. Year after year, we’ll see her face in front of us.” Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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