R.I.P. Mary Tyler Moore (1936-2017)

R.I.P. Mary Tyler Moore (1936-2017)

Mary Tyler Moore got her big break as a star on the classic sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and her colleagues recalled their time with the legendary actress on the day of her death.

Mary Tyler Moore, the beloved actress who starred in a number of hit TV shows and movies died Wednesday at age 80.

Before she turned the world on with her smile, Mary Tyler Moore graced NY with her presence.

Moore was hailed as a role model by Oprah Winfrey and Andrea Mitchell. Her breakout role of Laura Petrie, wife to #DickVanDyke's Rob Petrie, on The Dick Van Dyke Show, defied the conventions of the demure, '50s-era housewife. She says the 1970's series was groundbreaking for its time.

Television is paying tribute to Mary Tyler Moore, one of its adored leading ladies.

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Women have had a long and hard history when it comes to their relationship with trousers, which is why Mary Tyler Moore's capri trousers may have been the most important costume on TV. Mary Richards was a single woman who climbed the ranks at the Minneapolis television station where she worked; She took birth control pills and unabashedly requested pay equal to that of her male colleagues. Even in the face of health difficulties, Moore continued to act through the next several decades.

Moore lived with juvenile diabetes for roughly 40 years and Bulifant recalled worrying about her intake of Coca-Cola and cookies on the set of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show".

It was the first show she produced out of MTM Enterprises that she and her second husband Grant Tinker formed.

"She was a legend and an incredible actress", fan Kelly Wecksell said. She was a seven time Emmy victor and also earned an Oscar nominee for Ordinary People. She was truly an icon who will be missed. In her 1995 memoir After All, she admitted to being an alcoholic.

By all accounts, the star's beauty went beyond her wardrobe. The legend of television had long battled diabetes and in 2011, she underwent brain surgery.

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