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Remembering Mary Tyler Moore

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Surrounded by friends, family, and her husband of 33 years, beloved American actress Mary Tyler Moore passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the age of 80. Although born in Brooklyn, New York in 1936, her family relocated to Los Angeles when she was seven years old. After early success dancing in commercials and smaller acting opportunities, she landed the starring role in the Dick Van Dyke Show, which had an established 5-year run. She later went on to star in her own show for 7 years from 1970-77. The Mary Tyler Moore Show was the first TV show to portray a single, professional woman who worked in an office. Moore was nominated for an Oscar for best actress in 1980 for the film Ordinary People. Moore continued to act in film and television as recently as 2013 in the series Hot in Cleveland alongside fellow beloved actress Betty White.

Mary Tyler Moore

In addition to being a seasoned actress, Mary Tyler Moore was a well-known activist for Juvenile diabetes research and an avid animal rights activist. She will also be remembered as an advocate for the animals great and small. She worked closely with Farm Sanctuary to raise awareness about factory farming conditions and co-founded Broadway Barks, an annual adopt-a-thon to promote and find forever homes for sheltered animals in New York City. We’ll miss you and your spunk! Visit our catalog for a selection of titles featuring Mary Tyler Moore.