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Mary Tyler Moore Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Mary Tyler Moore, Emmy and Tony award-winning actress.

Personal:
Birth date: December 29, 1936

Death date: January 25, 2017

Birth place: Brooklyn, New York

Birth name: Mary Tyler Moore

Father: George Moore, a utilities company clerk

Mother: Marjorie (Hackett) Moore

Marriages: S. Robert Levine (1983-January 25, 2017, her death); Grant Tinker (1962-1981, divorced); Richard Meeker (1955-1961, divorced)

Children: with Richard Meeker: Richard Meeker Jr., 1956-1980

Other Facts:
15 Primetime Emmy nominations with seven wins, and was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.

One non-competitive Tony Award.

One Academy Award nomination but did not win.

Moore suffered from Type 1 diabetes and was the international chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Timeline:
October 3, 1961-June 1, 1966 – Plays Laura Petrie, the wife on “The Dick van Dyke Show.”

1964 Winner of Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress Emmy for “The Dick van Dyke Show.”

1966 Winner of Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress Emmy for “The Dick van Dyke Show.”

1969 Moore and her then-husband, television executive Grant Tinker, co-found MTM Enterprises, which produces numerous popular TV shows from the 1970s to the 1990s.

1970 “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” debuts. Moore plays Mary Richards, a successful, single TV journalist.

1973 Winner of Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress Emmy for “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

1974 Winner of Actress of the Year – Series Emmy for “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

1974 Winner of Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy for “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

1976 Winner of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy for “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

1980 – Winner, Special Tony Award for “Whose Life Is It Anyway?”

1980 Moore’s son Richard dies at the age of 24 of an accidental self-inflicted gun shot wound.

1986 – Is inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.

1993 Wins an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special for “Stolen Babies.”

May 8, 2002 A bronze statue is unveiled in Minneapolis, where “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” takes place, depicting Moore’s iconic hat toss in the opening sequence.

May 12, 2011 Announces plans for elective brain surgery to remove a benign tumor.

January 29, 2012 Receives the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.

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