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Mary Tyler Moore was a popular American actress famous for her roles in TV sitcoms

InformationDetail
BirthdayDecember 29, 1936
Died onJanuary 25, 2017
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actresses, ESFJ
City/StateNew Yorkers
SpousesRobert Levine (m. 1983), Grant Tinker (m. 1962–1981), Richard Carleton Meeker (m. 1955–1961)
SiblingsElizabeth Moore, John Moore
Childrens Richie Meeker
Founder / Co-Founder
  • MTM Enterprises
Birth PlaceBrooklyn Heights, New York City, New York, United States
ReligionRoman Catholic
Height170cm
GenderFemale
FatherGeorge Tyler Moore
MotherMarjorie
Net Worth$60 Million as of Jan 25,2017
Sun SignCapricorn
Born inBrooklyn Heights, New York City, New York, United States
Famous asActress
Died at Age80

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Who is Mary Tyler Moore?

Mary Tyler Moore was one of the most popular actresses in the history of television. She started out in commercials, and made her film debut in X-15. She became popular with her role in ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ in 1961. As Laura Petrie, she demonstrated her talent for domestic comedy, and won Emmys for her work on the series. She made a few movies, including ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ and ‘Change of Habit’ and then returned to television work in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Audiences identified with her portrayal of Mary Richards, a single 30-something woman in the working world. The comedy show followed Mary's personal and professional life as she worked at a television news department. Moore and her second husband Grant Tinker created and produced the series through their company MTM Enterprises. She made several attempts to regain her popularity, but none of her new shows caught on with television audiences. She did, however, continue to have success in other acting endeavors and won a Tony Award for her performance of ‘Whose Life Is It Anyway?’ on Broadway. She also received an Academy Award nomination for ‘Ordinary People’ that same year. In addition to her acting, she also devoted much of her time to the American Diabetes Association.

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Childhood & Early Life

Mary Tyler Moore was born on December 29, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, to George Tyler Moore, a clerk, and Marjorie. She was the eldest of three siblings and their home was in Flushing, Queens.

She attended Saint Rose of Lima, a Catholic school in Brooklyn. When she was eight, her family moved to Los Angeles where she attended St. Ambrose School and the Immaculate Heart High School.

Career

At seventeen, Moore wanted to be a dancer. She starred as Happy Hotpoint, a tiny elf dancing on Hotpoint appliances in TV commercials during the 1950s series Ozzie and Harriet, her first job.

In her first regular television role, she played a mysterious and glamorous telephone receptionist in the detective drama, ‘Richard Diamond, Private Detective’ that aired from 1957 to 1960.

In 1960, she guest-starred in two episodes of the William Bendix-Doug McClure NBC western series, ‘Overland Trail’ and also appeared in the first episode of NBC's sitcom, ‘The Tab Hunter Show’.

The year 1961 was a fruitful one for her as she got big parts in movies and television, including ‘Bourbon Street Beat’, ‘77 Sunset Strip’, ‘Surfside Six’, ‘Wanted: Dead or Alive’, ‘Steve Canyon’, ‘Hawaiian Eye’, ‘Thriller’ and ‘Lock-Up’.

She made her movie debut in the dramatic aviation film ‘X-15’, a fictionalized account of the X-15 research rocket plane program which also starred David McLean and Charles Bronson.

She played Miss Dorothy Brown in ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’, a 1967 musical film starring Julie Andrews about a naive young woman’s adventures when she sets her sights on marrying her wealthy boss.

Moore and her husband Grant Tinker founded MTM Enterprises, Inc. in 1969 which produced ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ and other television shows and films. The company included a record label, MTM Records.

In 1969, she starred opposite Elvis Presley in ‘Change of Habit’, a 1969 musical drama film about three Catholic nuns, and a doctor who falls in love with one of the nuns.

Two unsuccessful series followed- Mary, in 1978, featured David Letterman, Michael Keaton, Swoosie Kurtz and Dick Shawn and a one-off musical/variety special titled, Mary's Incredible Dream, which featured John Ritter.

In the second half of the 1980s, she performed in a series titled, ‘Mary’, which suffered from poor reviews and internal strife within the production crew and another called ‘Annie McGuire’, which was short-lived.

Between 2001 and 2005, she guest starred on ‘The Ellen Show’, ‘That 70s Show’ and ‘Hot in Cleveland’ and in between reunited with cast mates for ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited’.

She has appeared in a number of television movies, including, ‘Like Mother, Like Son’, ‘Run a Crooked Mile’, ‘Heart Sounds’, ‘The Gin Game Mary’ and ‘Rhoda’, ‘Finnegan Begin Again’ and ‘Stolen Babies’.

Major Works

Between 1961 and 1966, in The Dick Van Dyke Show, Moore’s energetic comic performances as Van Dyke's character's wife, made her signature tight Capri pants and herself internationally famous.

‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’, which aired from 1970 to 1977, is "one of the most acclaimed television programs ever produced." Moore presented a character different from other single TV women of the time.

In Robert Redford’s 1980 directorial debut ‘Ordinary People’, a critical and commercial successful film, she starred with Donald Sutherland, about a family’s disintegration, following the death of a son in a boating accident

Awards & Achievements

In 1981, she was nominated for the Academy Awards in the Best Actress in a Leading Role for the film Ordinary People. She won the Golden Globe Best Motion Picture Actress-Drama for the same.

She won Golden Globe Best TV Star- Female Award in 1965 for her role in The Dick Van Dyke Show and six years later won the award for Mary Tyler Moore.

She won a Primetime Emmy Award for her supporting role in the miniseries - Stolen Babies. She won two Emmies each as leading Actress in The Dick Van Dyke Show and Mary Tyler Moore.

Personal Life & Legacy

Mary Tyler Moore married thrice. Her first marriage was to Richard Carleton Meeker, at the age of 18, in 1955. She gave birth to a son, named Richard Jr. in 1956. Mary and Richard Carleton divorced in 1961.

She had to endure the tragedy of the death of her son, Richard who died at the age of 24, when accidentally shot himself while handling a sawed-off shotgun.

Her second marriage was to Grant Tinker, then a CBS executive, in 1962. The marriage lasted for 19 years and the divorced in 1981.

Her third marriage was to Robert Levine on November 23, 1983 and the marriage lasted till her death.

She died of cardiopulmonary arrest on January 25, 2017, at the age of 80.

She was the International Chairman of JDRF, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and used her profile to help raise funds and raise awareness of diabetes mellitus type 1, which she had.

In 2007, JDRF created the Forever Moore, a research initiative to support JDRF's Academic Research and Development by translating basic research advances into new treatments and technologies for those living with type 1 Diabetes.

Trivia

In one of her earliest appearances in TV, she portrayed a receptionist in charge of answering service. Only her voice and her legs were known to the viewer.

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Mary Tyler Moore awards

YearNameAward

Golden Globe Awards

1981Best Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaOrdinary People (1980)
1971Best TV Actress - Comedy or MusicalMary Tyler Moore (1970)
1965Best TV Star - FemaleThe Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)

Primetime Emmy Awards

1993Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a SpecialStolen Babies (1993)
1976Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesMary Tyler Moore (1970)
1974Best Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesMary Tyler Moore (1970)
1974Actress of the Year - SeriesMary Tyler Moore (1970)
1973Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy SeriesMary Tyler Moore (1970)
1966Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy SeriesThe Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)
1964Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Series (Lead)The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961)

People's Choice Awards

1979Favorite Female TV PerformerWinner
1978Favorite Female TV PerformerWinner
1976Favorite All-Around Female EntertainerWinner
1975Favorite Female TV PerformerWinner

Mary Tyler Moore biography timelines

  • // 29th Dec 1936
    Mary Tyler Moore was born on December 29, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, to George Tyler Moore, a clerk, and Marjorie. She was the eldest of three siblings and their home was in Flushing, Queens.
  • // 1957 To 1960
    In her first regular television role, she played a mysterious and glamorous telephone receptionist in the detective drama, ‘Richard Diamond, Private Detective’ that aired from 1957 to 1960.
  • // 1960
    In 1960, she guest-starred in two episodes of the William Bendix-Doug McClure NBC western series, ‘Overland Trail’ and also appeared in the first episode of NBC's sitcom, ‘The Tab Hunter Show’.
  • // 1961
    The year 1961 was a fruitful one for her as she got big parts in movies and television, including ‘Bourbon Street Beat’, ‘77 Sunset Strip’, ‘Surfside Six’, ‘Wanted: Dead or Alive’, ‘Steve Canyon’, ‘Hawaiian Eye’, ‘Thriller’ and ‘Lock-Up’.
  • // 1961 To 1966
    Between 1961 and 1966, in The Dick Van Dyke Show, Moore’s energetic comic performances as Van Dyke's character's wife, made her signature tight Capri pants and herself internationally famous.
  • // 1962 To 1981
    Her second marriage was to Grant Tinker, then a CBS executive, in 1962. The marriage lasted for 19 years and the divorced in 1981.
  • // 1965
    She won Golden Globe Best TV Star- Female Award in 1965 for her role in The Dick Van Dyke Show and six years later won the award for Mary Tyler Moore.
  • // 1967
    She played Miss Dorothy Brown in ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’, a 1967 musical film starring Julie Andrews about a naive young woman’s adventures when she sets her sights on marrying her wealthy boss.
  • // 1969
    Moore and her husband Grant Tinker founded MTM Enterprises, Inc. in 1969 which produced ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ and other television shows and films. The company included a record label, MTM Records.
  • // 1969
    In 1969, she starred opposite Elvis Presley in ‘Change of Habit’, a 1969 musical drama film about three Catholic nuns, and a doctor who falls in love with one of the nuns.
  • // 1970 To 1977
    ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’, which aired from 1970 to 1977, is "one of the most acclaimed television programs ever produced." Moore presented a character different from other single TV women of the time.
  • // 1978
    Two unsuccessful series followed- Mary, in 1978, featured David Letterman, Michael Keaton, Swoosie Kurtz and Dick Shawn and a one-off musical/variety special titled, Mary's Incredible Dream, which featured John Ritter.
  • // 1980
    In Robert Redford’s 1980 directorial debut ‘Ordinary People’, a critical and commercial successful film, she starred with Donald Sutherland, about a family’s disintegration, following the death of a son in a boating accident
  • // 1981
    In 1981, she was nominated for the Academy Awards in the Best Actress in a Leading Role for the film Ordinary People. She won the Golden Globe Best Motion Picture Actress-Drama for the same.
  • // 23rd Nov 1983
    Her third marriage was to Robert Levine on November 23, 1983 and the marriage lasted till her death.
  • // 2001 To 2005
    Between 2001 and 2005, she guest starred on ‘The Ellen Show’, ‘That 70s Show’ and ‘Hot in Cleveland’ and in between reunited with cast mates for ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited’.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, JDRF created the Forever Moore, a research initiative to support JDRF's Academic Research and Development by translating basic research advances into new treatments and technologies for those living with type 1 Diabetes.
  • // 25th Jan 2017
    She died of cardiopulmonary arrest on January 25, 2017, at the age of 80.

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Mary Tyler Moore's FAQ

  • What is Mary Tyler Moore birthday?

    Mary Tyler Moore was born at 1936-12-29

  • When was Mary Tyler Moore died?

    Mary Tyler Moore was died at 2017-01-25

  • Where was Mary Tyler Moore died?

    Mary Tyler Moore was died in Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Connecticut, United States

  • Which age was Mary Tyler Moore died?

    Mary Tyler Moore was died at age 80

  • Where is Mary Tyler Moore's birth place?

    Mary Tyler Moore was born in Brooklyn Heights, New York City, New York, United States

  • What is Mary Tyler Moore nationalities?

    Mary Tyler Moore's nationalities is American

  • Who is Mary Tyler Moore spouses?

    Mary Tyler Moore's spouses is Robert Levine (m. 1983), Grant Tinker (m. 1962–1981), Richard Carleton Meeker (m. 1955–1961)

  • Who is Mary Tyler Moore siblings?

    Mary Tyler Moore's siblings is Elizabeth Moore, John Moore

  • Who is Mary Tyler Moore childrens?

    Mary Tyler Moore's childrens is Richie Meeker

  • Which company or organization was founded by Mary Tyler Moore?

    Mary Tyler Moore was the founder/co-founder of MTM Enterprises

  • What is Mary Tyler Moore's religion?

    Mary Tyler Moore's religion is Roman Catholic

  • How tall is Mary Tyler Moore?

    Mary Tyler Moore's height is 170

  • Who is Mary Tyler Moore's father?

    Mary Tyler Moore's father is George Tyler Moore

  • Who is Mary Tyler Moore's mother?

    Mary Tyler Moore's mother is Marjorie

  • What is Mary Tyler Moore's sun sign?

    Mary Tyler Moore is Capricorn

  • How famous is Mary Tyler Moore?

    Mary Tyler Moore is famouse as Actress