Television Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dead At Age 80 | NBC News
TV Icon Mary Tyler Moore Has Died at 80 Years Old
Mary Tyler Moore, a television icon whose roles helped define womanhood in the 1960s and '70s, has died at the age of 80.
"Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine," Moore's rep Mara Buxbaum said in a statement issued toTMZ.
"A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile."
Moore became widely known thanks to theDick Van Dyke Show,playing Laura — a dancer turned wife, mother and homemaker — during the show's run from 1961 to 1966. In the '70s, Moore starred in theMary Tyler Moore Show, in which she played a 30-something woman working at a TV station in Minneapolis. The sitcom was groundbreaking for being the first mainstream show to center on a never-married, career-focused single woman.
Moore won five Emmys throughout her career – including three forThe Mary Tyler Moore Show– and was nominated for an Oscar in 1981 for her performance inOrdinary People.
Moore was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 33, and battled alcoholism.
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