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Mary Tyler Moore: 2012 SAG Award Life Achievement Award Moore showcased her dramatic talent in her Emmy-nominated depiction of TV correspondent Betty Rollins' battle with breast cancer in the 1978 CBS telefilm First You Cry. [Photo: Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke in the television movie The Gin Game.] In 1980 Moore was nominated for an Oscar® for her riveting portrayal of Beth Jarrett, a bitter mother coping with the death of one son and the attempted suicide of another in the Robert Redford-directed drama Ordinary People. The same year she continued to explore painful subject matter onstage in the hit Broadway play Whose Life Is It, Anyway? which earned her a Tony for playing a quadriplegic sculptor fighting to determine her own destiny, a role originated by Tom Conti and rewritten for its female star in her Broadway debut. Other feature films include: Six Weeks, opposite Dudley Moore; David O. Russell’s Flirting with Disaster; and Peter Calahan's dark comedy Against the Current, opposite Joseph Fiennes and Justin Kirk, »

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