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Actress Mary Tyler Moore is dead at age 80, publicist says

Associated Press logo Associated Press 1/25/2017 By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer
FILE - This June 24, 2009 file photo shows actress Mary Tyler Moore before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Type 1 Diabetes Research on Capitol Hill in Washington. Moore died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at age 80. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) © The Associated Press FILE - This June 24, 2009 file photo shows actress Mary Tyler Moore before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Type 1 Diabetes Research on Capitol Hill in Washington. Moore died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at age 80. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Tyler Moore, the star of two of TV's best-loved sitcoms, has died.

FILE - This March 31, 1981 file photo shows Mary Tyler Moore at the 53rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Moore, nominated for Best Actress for her film "Ordinary People," lost out to Sissy Spacek for "Coal Miner's Daughter." Moore died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at age 80. (AP Photo/Randy Rasmussen, File) © The Associated Press FILE - This March 31, 1981 file photo shows Mary Tyler Moore at the 53rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Moore, nominated for Best Actress for her film "Ordinary People," lost out to Sissy Spacek for "Coal Miner's Daughter." Moore died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at age 80. (AP Photo/Randy Rasmussen, File)

Her publicist, Mara Buxbaum, says Moore died with her husband and friends nearby. She was 80.

Moore gained fame in the 1960s as the frazzled wife Laura Petrie on "The Dick Van Dyke Show." In the 1970s, she created one of TV's first career-woman sitcom heroines in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."

She won seven Emmy awards over the years. She also was nominated for an Oscar for her 1980 portrayal of an affluent mother whose son is accidentally killed in "Ordinary People."

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