Mary Tyler Moore

Mary Tyler Moore was born on 1936-12-29 at . Her net worth is $65 Million. She is American born Actress, Voice Actor, Film Producer, Musician. She has been seen in movies “The Last Best Year”, “Ellen”, “The Gin Game”, “Ordinary People” (1980), “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (1967), “Finnegan Begin Again” (1985), “What's So Bad About Feeling Good?” (1968).

Facts of Mary Tyler Moore

Full NameMary Tyler Moore
Net Worth$65 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 29, 1936
Age83 years 1 months
Height5 ft 7 in (1.702 m)
ProfessionActress, Voice Actor, Film Producer, Musician
EducationSt. Rose of Lima Parochial School in Brooklyn, Saint Ambrose School in Los Angeles, Immaculate Heart High School in Los Feliz, California
SpouseRobert Levine (m. 1983), Grant Tinker (m. 1962–1981), Richard Carleton Meeker (m. 1955–1961)
ChildrenRichie Meeker
ParentsGeorge Tyler Moore, Marjorie Tyler Moore
SiblingsLiz Moore, Elizabeth Moore, John Moore
NicknamesMary Moore , Queen of Brooklyn
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AwardsScreen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award (2012), Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress/Best TV Star (1981, 1965), People's Choice Awards, Special Tony Award
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actress, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress, Drama...
Movies“The Last Best Year”, “Ellen”, “The Gin Game”, “Ordinary People” (1980), “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (1967), “Finnegan Begin Again” (1985), “What's So Bad About Feeling Good?” (1968)
TV Shows“Ozzie and Harriet” (1957), “Richard Diamond, Private Detective”, “The Dick Van Dyke Show” (1961), “That ‘70s Show”, “What's So Bad About Feeling Good?”, (1968) “Johnny Staccato”, The Tab Hunter Show”, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”

Quotes of Mary Tyler Moore

1I've been a diabetic for about 35 years now (as of 2012), and I'm one of the very lucky few who has managed to live that long without having major problems. I do have problems with my eyes, one eye in particular, and if I fall, I generally break a bone.
2[about her pit bull Spanky]: He has, as with some dogs that have been written about, the ability to sense when things are off in their owners, their masters, whatever we're calling them in this day and age. He can tell when my blood sugar is dipping low.
3[when she was cast as the icy mother in Ordinary People (1980)]: "I was thinking of my own family history and how we missed the mark of being everything that I'm sure people thought I was. Because I had, though nothing that would raise your eyebrows. I had problems with my father, in that he expected more from me than I was able to give. I did not do well in school, and that was a big disappointment to him. [on the other hand,] we did our shows, both the The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) and mine, in front of audiences, and he and my mother would come to every show. And I could recognize my father's laugh."
4[on throwing her hat in the air for the title shots for Mary Tyler Moore (1970)]: "It was a hat that my aunt had given me for Christmas, and I brought it with me because they said: 'Be sure and dress warm. It's going to be freezing in Minneapolis.' So - I forget which writer it was - but we were all outside, and he said: 'You know what would be good? If you take that hat, the beret, and throw it in the air.' "
5Couldn't you just slap my face for being so positive and optimistic?
6There are certain things about me that I will never tell to anyone because I am a very private person. But basically what you see is who I am. I'm independent, I do like to be liked, I do look for the good side of life and people. I'm positive, I'm disciplined, I like my life in order, and I'm neat as a pin. I love order and discipline. God, I sound like a Nazi don't I?
7Diets are for those who are thick and tired of it.
8I'm not an actress who can create a character. I play me.
9Diabetes is an all-too-personal time bomb which can go off today, tomorrow, next year, or 10 years from now - a time bomb affecting millions like me and the children here today.
10There is a dark side. I tend not to be as optimistic as Mary Richards. I have an anger in me that I carry from my childhood experiences -- I expect a lot of myself and I'm not too kind to myself.
11Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers.

Quick Facts of Mary Tyler Moore

1$450 /episode (1961-62)
2Upon suffering a miscarriage while married to Grant Tinker, was how she learned she was diabetic after have routine blood tests.
3Release of the book, "Mary Tyler Moore" by Margaret L. Finn. [1997]
4She lives in Millbrook, New York. [October 2003]
5Release of her autobiography, "After All". [1996]
6She lives in New York, NY in an Upper East Side co-op apartment building facing Central Park. This posh building was made famous as being the home of Pale Male (2002), a red tailed hawk who had nested on a ledge there with his mates for over 12 years. [December 2004]
7Release of her book, "Growing Up Again: Life, Loves and, Oh Yeah, Diabetes". [March 2009]
8Greenwich, Connecticut with her husband. [April 2007]
9Release of the book, "Mary Tyler Moore" by Jason Bonderoff. [1986]
10Was awarded "Golden Turkey Award" for "The Ecclesiastical Award for The Worst Performance By An Actor or Actress as a Clergyman or Nun" for her role in Change of Habit (1969). She said she was thrilled to get it.
11Mary Tyler Moore is a descendant of Lt. Col. Lewis T. Moore. While Commanding the 4th Va. Infantry Moore offered his home in Winchester, Va. to be the headquarters for Major General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. From there Jackson planned his Shenandoah Valley Campaign 1861-1862. In the 1960's the house was purchased and converted into a museum and includes much of Stonewall Jackson's memorabilia. Mary Tyler Moore helped pay for the restoration, which is now a National Historic Landmark.
12Her favorite episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) is The Dick Van Dyke Show: My Blonde-Haired Brunette (1961).
13Will receive the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award on January 29, 2012 in Los Angeles [September 8, 2011].
14Her publicist is Alla Plotkin.
15Will undergo surgery to remove a brain tumor [May 12, 2011].
16Is mentioned by name in Peanuts comic strip by Snoopy [9-25-77].
17Attended WWE Wrestlemania 6 held in Canada in 1990.
18That '70s Show (1998) was filmed on the same soundstage as Mary Tyler Moore (1970) was in the 1970s. When she played Christine St. George on "That '70s Show", she arrived for her first day's filming to find a huge WELCOME BACK MARY! banner waiting for her.
19Her vision has declined because of her diabetes, and she has had to give up her hobbies, like ballet and horseback riding.
20Close friend of Bernadette Peters.
21Though Moore would become inseparable from Edward Asner's character Lou Grant on the TV sitcom Mary Tyler Moore (1970), both actors first co-starred in Elvis Presley's final feature Change of Habit (1969).
22Kent cigarettes was one of the sponsors of The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) and would regularly hand out free cartons of Kents to the cast and crew. During an interview with David Letterman, Mary confessed that she didn't like Kents, so she'd always take her share of the cartons and trade them in at the local store for her preferred brand.
23Her brother, John, died on December 26, 1991, in Los Angeles at age 47.
24Broke her kneecap after tripping over her adopted dog, Spanky [June 2, 2008].
25In an interview, she stated that her famous "Oh, Rob!" as "Laura Petrie" on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) was based on the acting style of Nanette Fabray. On Mary Tyler Moore (1970), Nanette Fabray played her mother.
26Best remembered by the public for her starring role as "Laura Petrie" on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) and for starring in Mary Tyler Moore (1970).
27Daughter of George Tyler Moore, a devout Catholic, and his wife, Marjorie Hackett, an alcoholic.
28Ex-stepmother of John Tinker and Mark Tinker.
29Met her husband, Robert Levine, when she took her mother to the hospital and he was the doctor.
30Her sister, Elizabeth, died in 1978 at age 21. Her death was ruled a suicide by drug overdose.
31Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1992.
32The kitten that was the mascot for Mary's company, MTM Enterprises, would meow at the end of all MTM shows. In addition, it would even "wear costumes" reflecting the theme of the MTM show: At the end of each St. Elsewhere (1982) episode, the kitty is seen wearing a surgical mask and it had a policeman's hat tilted on its head at the end of Hill Street Blues (1981) and Sherlock Holmes' trademark deerstalker hat and pipe at the end of Remington Steele (1982).
33MTM's mascot is a cute orange-striped kitten named Mimsie.
34She won Tony Awards in 1980 and in 1985. She won in 1980 after taking over the lead in the play "Whose Life Is It Anyway?". She was so good that she was given a special Tony because she was not eligible for a traditional nomination due to being a replacement performer. She won in 1985 when her company, MTM, backed the revival of the play "Joe Egg".
35Was a heavy smoker during the time The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) was in production. Has since quit. She was trying to quit smoking during filming directed by Carl Reiner when she discovered that she was going to be off-screen for the majority of the episode.
36Was paired with Richard Chamberlain in 1967 for "Holly Golightly," a musical adaptation of Truman Capote's earlier novel (and film), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). When it became obvious during pre-Broadway tryouts that no amount of play-doctoring was going to save a potentially disasterous show, producer David Merrick announced that he was closing the show one week prior to it's scheduled Broadway opening, as he put it, "out of consideration for the audience."
37Was named as "Queen of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1996
38Walked out of the Neil Simon play "Rose's Dilemma" in December, 2003, citing problems with the playwright. Reportedly he sent her an insulting note prior to an appearance regarding her failure to memorize lines. The problem was that he had kept rewriting her lines and expected her to learn them on the spot. She was replaced by actress Patricia Hodges, but the play closed two months later to poor reviews.
39Mary Tyler Moore portrayed the first Sam, who was in charge of the answering service on CBS Television's Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957). Only her voice and her legs were known to the viewer.
40Appeared in the Broadway play "Sweet Sue" in 1988 with Lynn Redgrave and a fully nude Barry Tubb.
41Founded MTM Enterprises in 1969 with ex-husband Grant Tinker. Sold the company in 1990.
42Bronze statue capturing her character Mary's signature hat-toss went on display May 8, 2002 at the Minneapolis intersection where the scene for Mary Tyler Moore (1970) was originally filmed. On hand for the ceremony, Moore tossed her tam, but this time, into an appreciative downtown crowd.
43Told David Letterman that her (and others') nickname for Dick Van Dyke when they did the The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) together was Penis Von Lesbian, a play on his real name.
44She recently testified before Congress (along with actors Kevin Kline and Jonathan Lipnicki and former astronaut Jim Lovell, commander of Apollo 13) calling for an increase in funding for diabetes research and support embryonic stem cell research, which she called "truly life affirming." Also present in the hearing room were about 200 children with diabetes and their families, who were in town for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International Children's Congress 2001. [2001]
45Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (insulin dependent) at age 33.
46Celebrity sponsor of the Great American Meatout, March 20, 2001.
48Son Richie's death in 1980 considered accidental, not suicide (hair trigger on gun went off - gun later removed from market for same reason).
49Entered Betty Ford clinic for "Social Drinking Habit". [1984]
50Strong animal rights activist.
51First TV appearance was in 1955 as "Happy Hotpoint" the Hotpoint Appliance elf, in commercials aired during the The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952) TV show.
52Left dancing for acting because it "lacked the spotlight," and she "really wanted to be a star."
53Her sister, Liz, was born 3 months earlier than her own son. Elizabeth was born March 20, 1956, and Richie was born July 3; both in Los Angeles at Queen of Angels Hospital.
54Broke a bone in her wrist while filming Mary and Rhoda (2000).

Trademarks of Mary Tyler Moore

1The role of "Mary Richards" on her self-titled series, The Mary Tyler Moore (1970) Show.
2The role of "Laura Petrie" on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961).
3Her smile

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