Mary Tyler Moore

Lowest Rated: 10% Keys to Tulsa (1996)
Birthday: Dec 29, 1936
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Born in Brooklyn, NY, on December 29, 1936, actress/dancer/rubberfaced comedienne Mary Tyler Moore went on to star in the definitive television comedies of both the 1960s and the 1970s: The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966) and The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977). For her performances as Laura Petrie and Mary Richards, Moore won five Emmy Awards, in 1965, 1966, 1973, 1974, and 1976.Moore got her start in television commercials, acting as Happy Hotpoint, the Hotpoint Appliance Elf during The Ozzie and Harriet Show in 1955. She then progressed to a stint as the disembodied voice and legs of Sam, the answering service lady, on Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957-1960). Three unsuccessful shows and a series of TV specials followed her more notable series: Mary (1978), the Mary Tyler Moore Hour (1979), and Mary (1985-1986). Her dramatic career took off in 1981, when she was nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of the repressed mother in Ordinary People. Moore had Broadway success with Whose Life Is It Anyway?, appeared in the highly acclaimed Finnegan, Begin Again with Robert Preston on HBO, and won a CableACE Award in 1993 for her performance as an evil orphanage director in Stolen Babies. In 1996, Moore gained the appreciation of a new generation of fans with her hilarious turn as Ben Stiller's neurotic mother in David O. Russell's Flirting With Disaster. She also experienced a sort of renaissance through her mention in other films, notably Douglas Keeve's 1995 frockumentary Unzipped, which featured a beatific Isaac Mizrahi extolling the virtues of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and singing its theme song. In addition to her television and film work, Moore, as a well-known diabetic, has been a longtime representative of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. And though her film and television roles would become more sporadic moving into the new millennium, Moore could still be seen in the occasional theatrical release (Cheats, Against the Current) or made-for-television movie (Miss Lettie and Me, Snow Wonder) while making guest appearances in such popular sitcoms as That 70's Show and Hot in Cleveland. Moore died in 2017, at age 80.


Highest Rated Movies



58% The Legend of Pale Male Mary Tyler Moore $38.6K 2011
No Score Yet Against the Current Mom 2009
No Score Yet Lunar Producer 2009
No Score Yet Pioneers of Television Actor 2008
No Score Yet Snow Wonder Aunt Lula 2005
No Score Yet A Most Deadly Family Actor 2004
No Score Yet PBS Hollywood Presents Fonsia Dorsey 2003
No Score Yet Miss Lettie and Me Lettie Anderson 2002
No Score Yet Cheats Mrs. Stark 2002
No Score Yet Like Mother, Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes Sante Kimes Executive Producer 2001
No Score Yet Black Rainbow Audience 2000
No Score Yet Mary and Rhoda Executive Producer Mary 2000
No Score Yet Labor Pains Esther Raymond 2000
No Score Yet The Marriage Fool Linda 1998
33% Murder at 1600 Carla Town 1997
No Score Yet Payback Kathryn Stanfill 1997
No Score Yet How the Toys Saved Christmas Granny Rose 1996
10% Keys to Tulsa Cynthia Boudreau 1996
87% Flirting With Disaster Mrs. Coplin 1996
No Score Yet Stolen Babies Georgia Tann 1993
No Score Yet The Last Best Year Wendy Allen 1990
17% Chattahoochee Ma Foley 1989
No Score Yet Gore Vidal's 'Lincoln' Mary Lincoln 1988
33% Just Between Friends Holly Davis 1986
No Score Yet Finnegan Begin Again Liz DeHaan 1984
No Score Yet Six Weeks Charlotte Dreyfus 1982
91% Ordinary People Beth 1980
No Score Yet First You Cry Betty Rollin 1978
No Score Yet Run a Crooked Mile Elizabeth Sutton 1969
10% Change of Habit Sister Michelle 1969
No Score Yet What's So Bad About Feeling Good? Liz 1968
100% Thoroughly Modern Millie Miss Dorothy Brown 1967
No Score Yet X-15 Pamela Stewart 1961
No Score Yet Song of Scheherazade Spanish Girl 1947
100% Wonder Man Goldwyn Girl 1945
No Score Yet The Purple Monster Strikes Marcia 1945
No Score Yet Up in Arms The Goldwyn Girl 1944
No Score Yet Arabian Nights Harem Girl 1942


No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Lipstick Jungle
  • 2008
No Score Yet Pioneers of Television
  • 2008
No Score Yet That '70s Show
Christine St. George
  • 2006
No Score Yet King of the Hill
  • 2002
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet La Femme Nikita
  • 1997
94% Frasier
  • 1994
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Host Guest
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Director Mary Richards
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
  • 1971
  • 1970
No Score Yet Rhoda
  • 1975
  • 1974
No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show
Laura Petrie
  • 1966
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
  • 1962
  • 1961