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Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore, an Academy Award nominee for Ordinary People and seven-time Emmy Award winner, holds a special place in people's hearts as a symbol of female independence and strength, both in her work and personal life. Her first taste of stardom came when she was cast as Happy Hotpoint, the elfin logo for Hotpoint appliances on The Ozzie and Harriet Show in the 1950s. Moore later portrayed Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show from 1961-66, a role which earned her two Emmy Awards. During the 1970s, she starred in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which won numerous Emmy Awards including four for its star. In 1988, she played Mary Todd Lincoln in the NBC miniseries Gore Vidal's Lincoln, again earning critical praise and another Emmy nomination. She executive-produced the highly-rated ABC movie Mary and Rhoda. More recently, she played the murderous Sante Kimes in Like Mother, Like Son and re-teamed with Dick Van Dyke in the PBS production of The Gin Game, to air spring 2003. Moore's other television credits include the telefilms First You Cry, the story of a woman battling breast cancer; Stolen Memories: Secrets From the Rose Garden; and Stolen Babies, garnering her an unprecedented seventh Emmy Award. In addition to Ordinary People, her talents can also be seen in numerous feature films, including Six Weeks, with Dudley Moore and Flirting With Disaster.

Moore made her dramatic debut on Broadway in Whose Life Is It Anyway?, a role which earned her a Tony Award. She is the International Chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, is active in numerous non-profit health and animal protection organizations and funds scholarship programs in the arts and academics.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Mary Tyler Moore Facts

BirthdayDecember 29, 1936 (86)
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Mary Tyler Moore compared to you?
Awards1981 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (for Ordinary People)
1971 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy (for The Mary Tyler Moore Show)

Selected Filmography

Ordinary People
Six Weeks
The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Season 5
Thoroughly Modern Millie
The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Season 6
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show: The Complete Seventh Season
After the Thin Man
The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Series
Mary Tyler Moore Seasons 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1-7 Complete Series
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