Actress Mary Tyler Moore dead at age 80

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Actress Mary Tyler Moore dead at age 80

On Wednesday, the day Mary Tyler Moore died at 80, we wrote how she introduced fully developed Jewish characters into the American popular imagination. Elizabeth Vargas spoke with Midday about the star and her death.

Mary Tyler Moore accepts her Lifetime Achievement Screen Actors Guild award during the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards show in 2012.

Television icon Mary Tyler Moore died aged 80. "I hate spunk." - but it was the vulnerable kind more than the brassy kind.

When the speaker can no longer ignore her, he invites her to stand and laugh out loud because Chuckles loved laughter and, the man says, abhorred tears.

When Marlo Thomas leaves us all, don't expect a tenth as many obituary tributes for her show "That Girl", even though her portrayal of a single woman on her own preceded Moore's by four years.

"'The Mary Tyler Moore Show', which was set in a television newsroom, did much to introduce Americans - and particularly young Americans - to the world of TV News".

In the post, White made a statement that was short but sweet, memorializing Moore during her TV heyday. Just to watch her grow was such a thrill for me. She was America's sweetheart.

"Outside of her family, I don't think there was anyone more proud of her than I was", he said.

Image via Smithsonian National Zoo
Image via Smithsonian National Zoo

"Last week, to prepare me, I was kindly warned by Mary Tyler Moore's dear husband, Dr. Robert Lveine, that she was in the very last stages of life". She was the flawless actor to work with, the performance she gave was ideal, painfully flawless, and the friendship she offered was ideal. I've discovered that my initial reaction is, in fact, a common one. There was a lilting poetry to her expressions of exasperation, a performative melancholy to her solo moments that is familiar to any woman who has ever lived alone, and a strident glory when she finally stood up for herself.

"So devastated to hear about Mary Tyler Moore".

She was also one of our first adolescent crushes.

"There's a shot in the open where she's washing her auto in a football shirt".

She was first diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1966 at the age of 33, which is the same year of the last season she played Laura Petrie on "The Dick Van Dyke Show".

"Mary Tyler Moore changed the world for all women".

"We never let each other forget our differences, fistfights being a regular part of our activities".

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