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TV Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dead At 80 | The Huffington Post
RIP Mary Tyler Moore.
Emerging from the shadow of Dick Van Dyke on his eponymous TV show, where she played his TV wife Laura Petrie, Moore thoroughly learned the business during those years and went on to not only launch the wildly successful 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show', but also her own production company, MTM Enterprises, becoming in the process, the most powerful woman in US television.
So popular was her show and populated as it was with first rate, richly drawn characters, that it spawned three spin-off shows in 'Rhoda', 'Phyllis' and 'Lou Grant', the latter being the first instance of a drama series being spun off from a sit-com.
The MTM brand soon became synonymous with quality TV drama and comedy with shows such as 'Hill Street Blues', Newhart', 'WKRP In Cincinnati' and 'St Elsewhere' among many others, while Moore went on to earn a Best Actress Oscar nomination for 'Ordinary People' in a role far removed from her TV persona.
Spookily enough, two nights ago I lifted Season 4 of 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' off the shelf for a few late night sessions on the bedroom TV. Looks like I'll be watching a few tonight. Polyester pants-suit heaven.
Farewell lovely lady.
Sad news indeed. I really enjoyed The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant.
I loved the spin-off series Rhoda. I thought it turned out to be an even better show than The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Tonight I'm going to watch the episode Rhoda's Wedding, where MTM and the rest of the cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show turn up in New York for Rhoda's nuptials. A classic episode.
One doesn't think of these people getting old(er) as one effectively grew up with them via the various TV series, you remember them as they were. She was a very pretty lady as well as a very astute one. RIP MTM.
Like Mr Lime I followed her career from her appearance as Dick Van Dyke wife in the series of The Dick Van Dyke and all the spin offs and still love to see repeats of Lou Grant. And remeber talking at work the following day about what had gone on in Hill Street Blues.
Spooky for me as well as Brian posted a picture today and I looked up her name and Googled her name to check on something and her name was Mary Moore (not Tyler).
R.I.P. Mary and thanks for the on screen and behind the scenes of your entertainment.
Indeed I think many of us remember them as they were. As you say she was very attactive. I think she was quite an early crush for me. The thought of her being 80 is inconceivable.
RIP Mary and thanks for Hill.St Blues and St.Elsewhere two of my favourite and most original and ground-breaking shows of the Seventies.
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