Back in the 1970s, it was perfectly Ok to stay at home on a Saturday night because we had our friends from “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” to keep us company. They formed a bond with their audience to the extent that the characters seemed like real friends to audience members. So as the cast slowly slips away from us it, each loss feels personal. Actress Georgia Engel
, who joined the cast later on as Georgette, the girlfriend and later wife of Ted Baxter (Ted Knight
), is now dead at age 70. Our special appreciation article takes a look at her career.
SEECelebrity Deaths 2019: In Memoriam Gallery
In the famous “Chuckles Bites the Dust” episode of the show, the minister at the clown’s funeral quotes the poet John Donne
, saying “Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind” so ask not “for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.