Honoring Mary Tyler Moore

Joanne Guidoccio

marytylermoore1Visionary. Groundbreaking Actress. Producer. TV Legend. Passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. So many accolades come to mind whenever Mary Tyler Moore’s name is mentioned.

Yesterday, Mary died at the age of eighty.

While I have only vague recollections of the Dick Van Dyke show, I was addicted to the Mary Tyler Moore show and looked forward to each week’s episode. Impressed and inspired by Mary Richards, television’s first single career woman, I would often ask myself–What would Mary do?–whenever I encountered a workplace challenge. I was saddened when the series ended in 1977, but I continued to watch the reruns for several years afterward.

Short Clips from MTM Show…

Mary Richards: I’m an experienced woman. I’ve been around… Well, all right, I might not have been around, but I’ve been… nearby.

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Lou Grant: You know, Mary, you’ve got spunk.
Mary Richards: Why, thank…

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2 Responses to Honoring Mary Tyler Moore

  1. Mary Smith says:

    Thanks for sharing this – a lovely tribute.

  2. Léa says:

    Thank you Mary. Yes, she was a star and she did shine without the garish glare that is often Hollywood.

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