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Mary Tyler Moore: Hollywood Mourns TV Icon Who Turned The World On With Her Smile

Deadline logo Deadline 1/25/2017 Erik Pedersen
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Refresh for latest…The TV world lost one of its greatest icons today. Mary Tyler Moore, the six-time Emmy winner and 15-time nominees who lit up the small screen with her two legendary series — The Dick Van Dyke Show in the 1960s and The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the ’70s — died at 80. Back in 2012, the WGA released its list of 101 Best Written TV Series, and it ranked Mary Tyler Moore at No. 6 and Dick Van Dyke at 14. She also scored an Oscar nom for her lead role in 1980’s Ordinary People. Hollywood figures and others expressed their sadness and grief social media immediately after the news of her passing broke; here is a sampling:

Leslie Mooves, Chairman and CEO of CBS Corp.

“Mary Tyler Moore was a once-in-a-generation talent.   She will be long remembered as a gifted actress, television pioneer and a role model to so many. CBS has lost one of the very best to ever grace our airwaves and our industry has lost a true legend and friend.”

Norman Lear, legendary TV series creator:

“Mary Tyler Moore was a glorious actress and great comedienne. She will be missed.”

Gabrielle Carteris, president of SAG-AFTRA:

“Mary was a television legend, but more than that, in her most iconic role she was both an agent of change as well as a reflection of our changing society. At a time when independence for women was not the social norm, both the fictional Mary and the real-life Mary set an example, showing that women could take control of their lives and their careers. She will be dearly missed.”


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