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From TV Star to Executive: Mary Tyler Moore’s Most Iconic Moments

From TV Star to Executive: Mary Tyler Moore’s Most Iconic Moments
Mary Tyler Moore never set out to be one of the pioneers of television, but with her warmth and comedic chops, she cemented a legacy for generations of fans thanks to her groundbreaking work in the medium, both onscreen and behind the camera. Moore died on Wednesday from a cardiopulmonary arrest after contracting pneumonia, her publicist confirmed to Et. She was 80.

Moore first rose to prominence on The Dick Van Dyke Show, playing the slightly daffy wife to Van Dyke’s TV writer character from 1961-66. She then branched out on her own with The Mary Tyler Moore Show, on which she became a feminist icon as a single, working woman. During the show’s run, from 1970 to 1977, she was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series every year and won a total of three awards.

After her eponymous show ended, Moore deftly moved into films and Broadway shows, working with the
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It’s Not TV: HBO, The Company That Changed Television: An Original Voice

An Original Voice

“We didn’t get mad, we got smart,” HBO CEO Michael Fuchs said about hitting The Wall, looking back at HBO stalling in 1984 from the vantage of the early 1990s. Actually, a lot of the rank and file didn’t get mad or smart; we’d seen 125 of our friends and colleagues get shown the door when the company had suddenly flatlined after eight years of phenomenal growth, and what we got was scared.

But it’s to the credit of HBO’s execs that whatever anxieties they may have had, they showed no panic or even nervousness in public. Instead, they poured any concerns into energetically and immediately addressing the question of, “What do we do now?” The world we knew had changed and there was no going back to the Gold Rush days of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The company required a humongous
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Mary Tyler Moore Biography Pt.2: First You Cry, Ordinary People, The Gin Game

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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Mary Tyler Moore Honored With 2011 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award

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48th Annual Accolade to be Presented

During the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 29, 2012

Los Angeles (September 8, 2011) – Renowned actress, producer and humanitarian Mary Tyler Moore will receive Screen Actors Guild (SAG)’s most prestigious accolade - the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. Moore created a new paradigm for female leads in television, won top honors for her courageous performances in film, television and on stage, produced some of the most lauded television programs of all time, and for thirty years, has served as a tireless advocate giving hope to all those afflicted with Type 1 diabetes.

Moore will be presented the Award, given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, which premieres live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at 8 p.
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