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Mary Tyler Moore (1936–2017)


Mary Tyler Moore was born on December 29, 1936 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, to Marjorie (Hackett) and George Tyler Moore, a clerk. Her maternal grandparents were English immigrants, and her father was of English, Irish, and German descent. Moore's family relocated to California when she was eight. Her childhood was troubled, due in part to her mother's ... See full bio »

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Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore Mary Richards
(1970-1977)
The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Dick Van Dyke Show Laura Petrie / Laura Meehan / Sam
(1961-1966)
Ordinary People
(1980)
Flirting with Disaster
Flirting with Disaster Pearl Coplin
(1996)

Filmography

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 2011-2013 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
Diane
- Love Is All Around (2013) ... Diane
- Free Elka (2011) ... Diane
 2009 Against the Current
Liz' Mom
 2008 Lipstick Jungle (TV Series)
Joyce
- Chapter Sixteen: Thanksgiving (2008) ... Joyce
- Chapter Eight: Pandora's Box (2008) ... Joyce
 2006 That '70s Show (TV Series)
Christine St. George
- Killer Queen (2006) ... Christine St. George
- Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy (2006) ... Christine St. George
- Sweet Lady (2006) ... Christine St. George
 2005 Snow Wonder (TV Movie)
Aunt Lula
 2004 The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited (TV Movie)
Laura Petrie
 2003 Blessings (TV Movie)
Lydia Blessing
 2003 The Gin Game (TV Movie)
Fonsia Dorsey
 2002 Miss Lettie and Me (TV Movie)
Lettie Anderson
 2002 Cheats
Mrs. Stark
 2001 The Ellen Show (TV Series)
Mary
- Ellen's First Christmess (2001) ... Mary
 2001 Like Mother Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes (TV Movie)
Sante Chambers Kimes / Eva Guerrero
 2000 Good as Gold (TV Movie)
 2000 Labor Pains
Esther Raymond
 2000 Mary and Rhoda (TV Movie)
Mary Richards-Cronin
 1999 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Reverend Karen Stroup
- Revenge of the Lutefisk (1999) ... Reverend Karen Stroup (voice)
 1997 Keys to Tulsa
Cynthia Boudreau
 1997 The Naked Truth (TV Series)
Catherine Wilde
- The Spa (1997) ... Catherine Wilde
- The Parents (1997) ... Catherine Wilde
- A Year in the Life (1997) ... Catherine Wilde
- The Sister Show (1997) ... Catherine Wilde
 1997 Payback (TV Movie)
Kathryn Stanfill
 1996 How the Toys Saved Christmas
Granny Rose (voice)
 1996 Flirting with Disaster
Pearl Coplin
 1995 New York News (TV Series)
Louise Felcott
- The Using Game (1995) ... Louise Felcott
- You Thought the Pope Was Something (1995) ... Louise Felcott
- Welcome Back Cotter (1995) ... Louise Felcott
- A Question of Truth (1995) ... Louise Felcott
- Good-Bye Gator (1995) ... Louise Felcott
 1994 Frasier (TV Series)
Marjorie
- Frasier Crane's Day Off (1994) ... Marjorie (voice)
 1993 Stolen Babies (TV Movie)
Georgia Tann
 1990 Thanksgiving Day (TV Movie)
Paula Schloss
 1990 The Last Best Year (TV Movie)
Wendy Haller
 1988-1989 Annie McGuire (TV Series)
Annie McGuire
- Soft Hearted Annie (1989) ... Annie McGuire
- The Computer (1989) ... Annie McGuire
- The Journey (1988) ... Annie McGuire
- Lewis in Love (1988) ... Annie McGuire
- The Ferry (1988) ... Annie McGuire
 1988 Lincoln (TV Mini-Series)
Mary Todd Lincoln
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Mary Todd Lincoln
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Mary Todd Lincoln
 1985-1986 Mary (TV Series)
Mary Brenner
- Steppin' Out with Mary Brenner (1986) ... Mary Brenner
- Little Jo (1986) ... Mary Brenner
- And the Winner Is (1986) ... Mary Brenner
- Mr. Lucky (1986) ... Mary Brenner
- Table for Two (1986) ... Mary Brenner
 1986 Just Between Friends
Holly Davis
 1985 Finnegan Begin Again (TV Movie)
Liz DeHaan
 1984 Heartsounds (TV Movie)
Martha Weinman Lear
 1982 Six Weeks
Charlotte Dreyfus
 1980 Ordinary People
Beth
 1979 The Mary Tyler Moore Hour (TV Series)
Mary McKinnon / Laura Petrie
- Episode #1.11 (1979) ... Mary McKinnon
- Episode #1.10 (1979) ... Mary McKinnon
- Episode #1.9 (1979) ... Mary McKinnon
- Episode #1.8 (1979) ... Mary McKinnon
- Episode #1.7 (1979) ... Mary McKinnon
 1978 First, You Cry (TV Movie)
Betty Rollin
 1978 Mary (TV Series)
Skit characters
 1970-1977 Mary Tyler Moore (TV Series)
Mary Richards
- The Last Show (1977) ... Mary Richards
- Lou Dates Mary (1977) ... Mary Richards
- Mary's Big Party (1977) ... Mary Richards
- Mary's Three Husbands (1977) ... Mary Richards
- Murray Ghosts for Ted (1977) ... Mary Richards
 1974-1977 Rhoda (TV Series)
Mary Richards
- The Ultimatum (1977) ... Mary Richards
- Along Comes Mary (1975) ... Mary Richards
- Rhoda's Wedding: Part 2 (1974) ... Mary Richards
- Rhoda's Wedding: Part 1 (1974) ... Mary Richards
- Pop Goes the Question (1974) ... Mary Richards
 1975-1976 Phyllis (TV Series)
Mary Richards
- You're Not Getting Better, Just Older (1976) ... Mary Richards
- The First Day (1975) ... Mary Richards
 1976 Mary's Incredible Dream (TV Movie)
Angel / Devil / Woman
 1974 The American Parade (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator
- We the Women (1974) ... Narrator
 1969 Run a Crooked Mile (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Sutton
 1969 Change of Habit
Sister Michelle
 1968 Don't Just Stand There
Martine Randall
 1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie
Miss Dorothy Brown
 1961-1966 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Laura Petrie / Laura Meehan / Sam
- The Last Chapter (1966) ... Laura Petrie
- The Gunslinger (1966) ... Laura Petrie
- Long Nights Journey Into Day (1966) ... Laura Petrie
- Love Thy Other Neighbor (1966) ... Laura Petrie
- You Ought to Be in Pictures (1966) ... Laura Petrie
 1960-1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Sherry Smith / Mary Snyder
- Man of Mystery (1962) ... Sherry Smith
- The Fatal Impulse (1960) ... Mary Snyder
 1962 Straightaway (TV Series)
- Sounds of Fury (1962)
 1961 X-15
Pamela Stewart
 1960-1961 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Peggy / Joan White / Vanessa Kinard / ...
- Two for the Money (1961) ... Peggy
- The Comics (1961) ... Joan White
- Vanessa Vanishes (1960) ... Vanessa Kinard
- Typhoon (1960) ... Susan Hart
 1961 Lock Up (TV Series)
Nan Havens
- The Case of Nan Havens (1961) ... Nan Havens
 1961 Stagecoach West (TV Series)
Linda Anson
- The Dead Don't Cry (1961) ... Linda Anson
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Kathy Murlow
- Inside Job (1961) ... Kathy Murlow
 1961 The Aquanauts (TV Series)
Dana March
- Killers in Paradise (1961) ... Dana March
 1960 The Deputy (TV Series)
Amy Collins
- Day of Fear (1960) ... Amy Collins
 1960 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Joanne Sutton / Huey's Sister
- Bentley and the Big Board (1960) ... Joanne Sutton
- Bentley and the Combo (1960) ... Huey's Sister (as Mary Moore)
 1959-1960 Riverboat (TV Series)
Lily Belle de Lesseps / Brunette Girl in Coach
- Trunk Full of Dreams (1960) ... Lily Belle de Lesseps
- A Night at Trapper's Landing (1959) ... Brunette Girl in Coach (uncredited)
 1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Sophie Anderson
- The Twain Shall Meet (1960) ... Sophie Anderson
 1960 Checkmate (TV Series)
Millie
- Lady on the Brink (1960) ... Millie
 1960 The Tab Hunter Show (TV Series)
Brunette
- One Blonde Too Many (1960) ... Brunette
 1960 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Linda
- Millionaire Vance Ludlow (1960) ... Linda
 1959-1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Laura Chandler / Marie Drew / Girl
- The Fix (1960) ... Laura Chandler
- Thanks for Tomorrow (1959) ... Marie Drew (as Mary Moore)
- The Kookie Caper (1959) ... Girl (uncredited)
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
Joan Ransom
- All the O'Mara's Horses (1960) ... Joan Ransom
 1960 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
Bonny Howard
- The Mask of Jason (1960) ... Bonny Howard
 1959 Bourbon Street Beat (TV Series)
Laura Montgomery / Elyse Brown Picard
- The Black Magnolia (1959) ... Laura Montgomery (as Mary Moore)
- Woman in the River (1959) ... Elyse Brown Picard (uncredited)
 1959 Bronco (TV Series)
Marilee Goddard
- Flight from an Empire (1959) ... Marilee Goddard
 1959 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series)
Sam / Secretary
- Act of Grace (1959) ... Secretary (uncredited)
- Jukebox (1959) ... Sam (as 'Sam')
- Crown of Silla (1959) ... Sam (as 'Sam')
- Two for Paradise (1959) ... Sam (as 'Sam')
- Charity Affair (1959) ... Sam (as 'Sam')
 1959 Steve Canyon (TV Series)
Second Spanish Girl
- Strike Force (1959) ... Second Spanish Girl
 1959 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Student #1
- Ivy League (1959) ... Student #1
 1959 The George Burns Show (TV Series)
Linda Knox
- The Landlord's Daughter (1959) ... Linda Knox (as Mary Moore)
 1958 Once Upon a Horse...
Dance Hall Girl (uncredited)
 1952-1956 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series)
Happy Hotpoint
- Buried Treasure (1956) ... Happy Hotpoint (uncredited)
- Eclipse (1955) ... Happy Hotpoint (uncredited)
- Late Christmas Gift (1952) ... Happy Hotpoint (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Starred in the drama "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" with James Naughton. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 22 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

'Sam' | Mary Moore | Sam

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

There is a dark side. I tend not to be as optimistic as Mary Richards. I have an anger in me that I carry from my childhood experiences -- I expect a lot of myself and I'm not too kind to myself. See more »

Trivia:

First television appearance was in 1955 as "Happy Hotpoint" the Hotpoint Appliance elf, in commercials aired during the sitcom The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952). See more »

Trademark:

Her bright smile

Nickname:

MTM See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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