Mary Tyler Moore

Actor, Producer, Dancer
An iconic modern woman who starred in two very different, but very successful sitcoms, actress Mary Tyler Moore also made an enormous contribution to television history as the producer of numerous acclaimed comedies and ... Read more »
Born: 12/29/1936 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (123)

The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Against the Current 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pioneers of Television 2008 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

The 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2006 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS at 75: A Primetime Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Cheats 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gin Game 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mary Tyler Moore Reunion 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Host

Behind the Fame: Mary Tyler Moore/Bob Newhart 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Everybody Loves Raymond: The First Six Years 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside TV Land 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Betty White 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Robert Redford: Hollywood Outlaw 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 70s: The Decade That Changed Television 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Van Dyke: Put on a Happy Face 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Ellen 1995 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

King of the Hill 1996 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Voice

50th Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Labor Pains 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mary Tyler Moore: All American Girl 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Rosie O'Donnell's Kids Are Punny 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS: The First 50 Years 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Mary Tyler Moore 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Reno Finds Her Mom 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Screen Actors Guild 4th Annual Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 25th Daytime Emmy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Keys to Tulsa 1997 (Movie)

Cynthia Boudreau (Actor)

Payback 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 51st Annual Tony Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Naked Truth 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Carl Reiner: Still Laughing 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Flirting With Disaster 1996 (Movie)

Mrs Coplin (Actor)

Hollywood's Most Powerful Women 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

New York News 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

People Yearbook '95 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Reno Finds Her Mom 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 17th Annual CableACE Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ed Sullivan All-Star Comedy Special 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Second Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Montreal International Comedy Festival '94 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

One on One: Classic Television Interviews 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

People's 20th Birthday 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 8th Annual American Comedy Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dick Van Dyke Show Remembered 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

50th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Edition 1991 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 14th Annual CableACE Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

What Is This Thing Called Love? 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Comic Relief V 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Panama Deception 1992 (Movie)

Narration(video) (Narrator)

Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 15th Anniversary 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Thanks For Giving 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Annie McGuire 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

How to Raise a Drug-Free Child 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 40th Annual Emmy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 41st Annual Tony Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

This Is Your Life 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Between Friends 1986 (Movie)

Holly Davis (Actor)

Mary 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Finnegan Begin Again 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual Tony Awards 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love Liberty 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Six Weeks 1982 (Movie)

Charlotte Dreyfus (Actor)

Ordinary People 1980 (Movie)

Beth Jarrett (Actor)

Mary 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mary Tyler Moore Comedy Hour 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS: On the Air 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Mary Tyler Moore Show 1970 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Mary's Incredible Dream 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Van Dyke and Company 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Change of Habit 1969 (Movie)

Sister Michelle (Actor)

Don't Just Stand There! 1968 (Movie)

Martine Randall (Actor)

What's So Bad About Feeling Good? 1968 (Movie)

Liz (Actor)

Thoroughly Modern Millie 1967 (Movie)

Dorothy Brown (Actor)

The Dick Van Dyke Show 1961 - 1966 (TV Show)

Actor

Bachelor Father 1957 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Thriller 1960 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

X - 15 1961 (Movie)

Pamela Stewart (Actor)

Blessings (TV Show)

Actor

First You Cry (TV Show)

Actor

Gore Vidal's Lincoln (TV Show)

Actor

Heartsounds (TV Show)

Actor

Mary and Rhoda (TV Show)

Actor

Miss Lettie and Me (TV Show)

Actor

Romeo and Juliet (TV Show)

Host

Run a Crooked Mile (TV Show)

Actor

Snow Wonder (TV Show)

Actor

Stolen Babies (TV Show)

Actor

Thanksgiving Day (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Best Year (TV Show)

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The Universal Story (TV Show)

Actor

We the Women (TV Show)

Narrator

Biography

An iconic modern woman who starred in two very different, but very successful sitcoms, actress Mary Tyler Moore also made an enormous contribution to television history as the producer of numerous acclaimed comedies and dramas of the 1970s and 1980s. Audiences first fell in love with Moore as a believable symbol of the smart, young, pants-wearing mom on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (CBS, 1961-66) before she came to signify a new breed of independent, liberated professional woman on the Emmy-winning sitcom, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (CBS, 1970-77). In addition to her longstanding reputation for comedy, Moore delivered a powerful, Oscar-nominated performance in the 1980 feature "Ordinary People," in addition to starring in over a dozen television movies. As co-founder of MTM Productions, Moore was integral to the success of top rated "Mary Tyler Moore" spin-offs "Rhoda" (CBS, 1974-78) and "Lou Grant" (CBS, 1977-82), as well as "The Bob Newhart Show" (CBS, 1972-78) and the police drama "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1981-87). Though her career slowed down in later years, Moore remained active in numerous charities and causes, particularly Type 1 diabetes, which she was diagnosed with early in her career. Because of her contributions to television, Moore remained a timeless icon whose influence with subsequent generations of female performers remained incalculable.

Relationships

Marjorie Moore

Mother

Robert Levine

Husband
Married Nov. 23, 1983

Richard Meeker

Husband
Married 1955 Divorced 1962

Richard Meeker

Son
Born c. 1956 father, Richard Meeker died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound c. 1980 (death ruled accidental, not suicide)

George Moore

Father

John Moore

Brother
Born c. 1945 worked on the TV show "Mary" (CBS) starring his sister died in 1982 from cancer

Elizabeth Moore

Sister
Born c. 1957 died 1978 at age 21 from drug and alcohol overdose

Grant Tinker Actor

Husband
Married June 1, 1962 Divorced June 11, 1982

EDUCATION

Immaculate Heart High School

Hollywood , California

Milestones

2011

Reunited with former co-star Betty White with a guest appearance on "Hot in Cleveland" (TV Land)

2009

Played a supporting role opposite Joseph Fiennes in the drama "Against the Current"

2008

Returned to series TV as Wendy's (Brooke Shields) mom on the NBC series "Lipstick Jungle"

2005

Appeared as a high-strung host of a fictional TV show on three episodes of the Fox sitcom "That '70s Show"

2004

Reunited with her "Dick Van Dyke Show" castmates for a reunion show called "The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited" (CBS)

2001

Cast as con woman Sante Kimes in the CBS TV drama "Like Mother, Like Son"

2000

Re-teamed with Valerie Harper (played Rhoda in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show") in the ABC movie "Mary and Rhoda"

1998

Hosted the HBO special "Mary Tyler Moore in Three Cats From Miami...and Other Pet Practitioners"

1997

Had recurring role as Tea Leoni's mother on the NBC sitcom "The Naked Truth"

1997

Re-teamed with Edward Asner in the ABC dramatic film "Payback"

1996

Played a mentally-challenged woman in the Family Channel movie "Stolen Memories: Secrets from the Rose Garden"

1996

Co-starred in "Flirting With Disaster" as the adoptive mother of a man (Ben Stiller) seeking his birth parents

1995

Returned to series TV on the short-lived CBS drama "New York News"

1992

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1989

Developed and starred on the short-lived series "Annie McGuire" (CBS)

1987

Returned to Broadway in "Sweet Sue" opposite Lynn Redgrave

1986

Cast as a woman who unwittingly befriends her husband's mistress in "Just Between Friends"

1985

Played Mary Brenner on the short-lived CBS sitcom "Mary"

1985

Cast as a 40-ish schoolteacher who embarks on a romance with an older newspaperman in the HBO drama "Finnegan Begin Again"

1984

Checked into the Betty Ford Clinic for treatment for alcohol abuse

1982

Cast as the mother of a young girl dying of leukemia who is romanced by a politician in "Six Weeks"

1980

Earned Best Actress Academy Award nomination as the repressed wife and mother in the Robert Redford directed "Ordinary People"

1980

Replaced Tom Conti on Broadway in "Whose Life Is It, Anyway?"

1979

Played Mary McKinnon on the CBS series "The Mary Tyler Moore Hour" (lasted only three months)

1978

Portrayed Betty Rollin in the CBS biopic "First You Cry"; earned an Emmy nomination

1978

Hosted the short-lived CBS variety series "Mary" (lasted only three episodes)

1978

Appeared in the CBS special "How to Survive the '70s and Maybe Even Bump Into Happiness"

1969

Played the title role of a single working woman on the popular CBS sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"

1968

Made TV-movie debut in the NBC thriller "Run a Crooked Mile"

1968

Portrayed a nun opposite Elvis Presley in the feature "Change of Habit"

1967

First substantial role in features, "Thoroughly Modern Millie"

1966

Broadway debut, "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (closed in previews)

1961

Cast as Van Dyke's wife Laura Petrie on the CBS sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show," created by Carl Reiner

1961

Made film debut in Richard Donner's "X-15"

1959

First regular TV role was as a telephone receptionist on the show "Richard Diamond, Private Detective" (NBC); only her legs were shown and voice heard; Moore quit after three months

1958

Appeared in several bit parts on ABC shows "Bourbon Street Beat," "77 Sunset Strip" and "Hawaiian Eye"

At the age of 17, appeared as a dancing elf in commercials for Hotpoint Appliances broadcast during "Ozzie and Harriet" (ABC)

Co-formed MTM studios with Grant Tinker

Bonus Trivia

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Moore was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in 1987.

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Moore suffered from Type 1 diabetes. She appeared on TV promotional advertisements for diabetes charities and produced workout videos whose proceeds went to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

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Moore was the former board chairwoman of MTM Enterprises, Inc. which she founded with then-husband Grant Tinker.

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In her 1996 autobiography After All, Moore revealed that she and her husband Dr. Levine helped her terminally ill brother John with an assisted suicide attempt. Her brother had a stash of painkillers, which Moore mashed into ice cream and spoon-fed to her brother while her husband operated a morphine pump. Moore admitted that for her husband, "it was difficult from an ethical point of view but he was never directly involved." Her brother survived for an additional three months before succumbing to natural causes.

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Moore elected to undergo surgery to remove a meningioma, a benign tumor of the lining tissue of the brain.

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