Mary Tyler Moore

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/29/1936, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor
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Mary Tyler Moore Fast Facts:
  • Made her television debut as Happy Hotpoint, a tiny pixie in Hotpoint appliance commercials.
  • First recurring role in a TV series was in 1959 as a switchboard operator in Richard Diamond, Private Detective; only her legs were seen.
  • Cast opposite Richard Chamberlain in a 1966 musical adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's. It flopped in previews and never opened.
  • Formed the production company MTM Enterprises with then-husband Grant Tinker in 1969. The company produced several hit series, including The Bob Newhart Show, WKRP in Cincinnati, Hill Street Blues, Remington Steele and St. Elsewhere.
  • Honored in 1980 with a special Tony Award for her Broadway debut in Whose Life Is It Anyway? as a quadriplegic, a role originally written for a man.
  • Inducted into the Television Arts & Sciences' Hall of Fame in 1985.
  • Autobiography, After All, was published in 1995.
  • In 2002, TV Land unveiled a statue in her honor which depicts the famous hat-throwing scene from the opening credits of The Mary Tyler Moore Show in downtown Minneapolis.
  • Appeared alongside her Mary Tyler Moore Show costar Betty White for the first time since 1977 during a guest-starring stint on Hot in Cleveland in 2011.
  • Active in animal-rescue charities and cofounded the annual pet-adoption telethon Broadway Barks with actress Bernadette Peters.
  • Is a diabetic and serves as the international chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
  • Mary Tyler Moore Relationships:
  • Richard Meeker - Ex-husband
  • George Tyler Moore - Father
  • Marjorie Moore - Mother
  • John Hackett Moore - Brother
  • Elizabeth Moore - Sister
  • Grant Tinker - Ex-husband
  • Richard Meeker Jr. - Son
  • Robert Levine - Husband
  • Mary Tyler Moore Awards:
  • 1964 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Series - Winner
  • 1972 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1974 Emmy: Actress of the Year- Series - Winner
  • 1981 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress - Nominee
  • 1975 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1976 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1977 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1963 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Series - Nominee
  • 1974 Emmy: Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1979 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special - Nominee
  • 1976 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1978 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female TV Performer - Winner
  • 1973 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1974 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1973 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1971 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 1981 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 1972 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy Series or Television Movie - Nominee
  • 1977 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1980 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1965 Golden Globe: Actress in a Television Series - Winner
  • 1985 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special - Nominee
  • 1988 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Winner
  • 1976 People's Choice Awards: Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer - Winner
  • 1979 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female TV Performer - Winner
  • 1975 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female TV Performer - Winner
  • 1977 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female TV Performer - Winner
  • 1966 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1980 Tony: Special Award - Winner
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award - Winner
  • 1971 Emmy: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series - Nominee

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