• PTC Mourns Passing of Mary Tyler Moore

    by  • January 26, 2017 • Family Friendly • 2 Comments

    The beloved actress Mary Tyler Moore passed away this week.

    After starring as housewife Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show from 1961 to 1966, she went on to even greater success from 1970 to 1977 in her own series The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Ms. Moore and Mr. Van Dyke were the perfect example of a Kennedy-era young, progressive couple in her first program, while on Mary Tyler Moore, she defined the ideal of the intelligent, single career woman at the beginning of the feminist movement.

    Audiences responded to Ms. Moore in both roles, and so did the entertainment industry. Ms. Moore received a total of six Emmy Awards: one for The Dick Van Dyke Show, four as the star of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and the last for the 1993 made-for-TV movie Stolen Babies. She was also nominated for an Oscar for her role in the 1980 film Ordinary People.

    “Mary Tyler Moore was an attractive, intelligent, and charming actress who always brought class to any production with which she was associated. Her roles as Laura Petrie and Mary Richards were iconic, in two of the finest programs ever to air on television. And notably, both series were family-friendly – proving that television doesn’t need graphic and gratuitous content to be funny, intelligent, or successful,” said PTC President Tim Winter.

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    2 Responses to PTC Mourns Passing of Mary Tyler Moore

    1. moax429
      January 26, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      *Even worse* than when I first heard of Lucille Ball’s passing in 1989. It’s *still* hard to fathom the fact Mary Tyler Moore is no longer with us.

      In our family, Saturday nights weren’t the same without watching Ms. Moore’s show. And I also enjoyed her performance in “Ordinary People” (I was living in the Chicago suburb of Glenwood, Illinois in the fall of 1979 when the Chicago Tribune ran articles about when the film began production, and Ms. Moore was seen by one of the Tribune’s columnists).

      Another great talent has left us. Ms. Moore, rest in peace. Condolences to her husband, Robert Levine, as well as the rest of her immediate family.

    2. Bobby
      January 28, 2017 at 12:37 am

      Rest in peace to a true icon

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