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Mary Tyler Moore

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States
Death: January 25, 2017 (80)
Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States (pneumonia-induced cardiopulmonary arrest)
Place of Burial: Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Tyler Moore and Marjorie Tyler Moore
Wife of S. Robert Levine
Ex-wife of <private> Meeker and Grant Tinker
Mother of Richie Meeker
Sister of John Moore and Elizabeth Moore

Occupation: Actor, producer, dancer
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About Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore was an American actor, producer, and dancer. She was best known for her roles in the television sitcoms The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977), in which she starred as Mary Richards, a thirty-something single woman who worked as a local news producer in Minneapolis; and The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966), in which she played Laura Petrie, a former dancer turned Westchester homemaker, wife and mother. Her notable film work includes 1967's Thoroughly Modern Millie and 1980's Ordinary People, the latter in which she played a role that was very different from the television characters she had portrayed, and for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

Moore was active in charity work and various political causes, particularly the issues of animal rights and diabetes mellitus type 1. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes early in the run of The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She also experienced alcoholism, which she wrote about in her first of two memoirs. In May 2011, Moore underwent elective brain surgery to remove a benign meningioma. She died from cardiopulmonary arrest because of pneumonia at the age of 80 on January 25, 2017.


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Mary Tyler Moore's Timeline

December 29, 1936
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States
July 3, 1956
Age 19
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
January 25, 2017
Age 80
Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
January 29, 2017
Age 80
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States