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Mary Tyler Moore



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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
  • Actor
2015
58% The Legend of Pale Male
  • Mary Tyler Moore
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
No Score Yet Kids Are Punny
  • Actor
1998
34% Murder at 1600
  • Carla Town
1997
No Score Yet Intimate Portrait - Mary Tyler Moore
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Payback
  • Kathryn Stanfill
1997
No Score Yet How the Toys Saved Christmas
  • Granny Rose
1996
13% Keys to Tulsa
  • Cynthia Boudreau
1996
87% Flirting With Disaster
  • Mrs. Coplin
1996
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
93% 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 Mary Tyler Moore Show, The - Party Girl Set
  • Actor
No Score Yet Mary Tyler Moore Show - Special Christmas Edition
  • Actor
No Score Yet Mary Tyler Moore Show, The: The Collector's Edition V. 1
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Voice
No Score Yet La Femme Nikita
1997-2001
  • Griffin
No Score Yet Pioneers of Television
2008-2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Diane
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest

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