The star of T-V’s beloved ”The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” has died.
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Mary Tyler Moore was 80.
Her family says she died of cardiopulmonary arrest after contracting pneumonia.
She battled diabetes for years and in 2011 underwent surgery to remove a benign tumour on the lining of her brain.
Moore gained fame in the 1960s ”The Dick Van Dyke Show,” where she played wife Laura Petrie.
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In the 1970s, she starred in ”The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
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It was as Mary Richards, the Minneapolis T-V news producer, that Moore really made her mark.
The series won 29 Emmys, a record that stood for a quarter century, until ”Frasier” broke it in 2002.
Moore won 7 Emmys, was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in the 1980 film ”Ordinary People”, received the Screen Actors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
There’s also a life-size bronze statue in Minneapolis, depicting her tossing her trademark tam into the air as she did in the opening credits of ”The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”