Mary Tyler Moore | 1936-2017
Comfortably single and unafraid to stand up to her gruff newsroom boss, Mary Richards splashed onto television screens at a time when feminism was still putting down roots in America, a woman who charged through the working day with equal parts humor and raw independence.
The news of the death of beloved actress Mary Tyler Moore sparked her fans and the entertainment industry to look back on her distinguished and career, which spanned both TV and film.
The death of Mary Tyler Moore at age 80 set off an outpouring of condolences and memories on social media, with celebrities from across the board posting thoughts on a woman they remembered as a one-of-a-kind trailblazer and inspiration who could “turn the world on with her smile.”
Mary Tyler Moore, who died Wednesday at age 80, was the second great woman of television.
Actress Mary Tyler Moore died Jan. 25, 2017. She was 80.
As the actress receives a Life Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild, her groundbreaking work on her 1970s sitcom is being compared to new female-centered comedies.
Editor’s Note: Actress Mary Tyler Moore died Jan. 25, 2017. She was 80.