Remembering Mary Tyler Moore
By Susie Bruner
Mary Tyler Moore was born December 29, 1936 in Brooklyn Heights, New
York. Mary Tyler Moore moved to Los Angles when she was 8. She died January 25,
2017 in Greenwich, Connecticut of cardiopulmonary arrest due to
pneumonia. Mary Tyler Moore was active in charity work particularly on issues of animal
rights and diabetes. She was married 3 times and had one son, Richard
Meeker, Jr. who died at age of 24. Mary is survived by her husband, Dr.
Mary Tyler Moore’s first television part was Happy the Hotpoint elf in the
Hotpoint commercials. Her first role was on Richard Diamond, Private
Detective as the receptionist who was only heard and only her legs were
shown. She was cast as Laura Petrie on the Dick Van Dyke show. It was
during this show that Mary Tyler Moore was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. In 1969,
she and her husband, Grant Tinker, founded MTM Enterprises. In 1970, the
Mary Tyler Moore show debuted and ran for seven seasons. Mary also made
such films as Change of Habit with Elvis Presley and Ordinary People. She
also worked in theater and also published author with two memoirs.
Mary Tyler Moore will be missed by millions of people. Her positive and funny personality will
be remembered by all. Another star has joined the heavens, smiling down on us all.