Mary Tyler Moore


Age: 80

actress best remembered for her role as Laurie Petrie, the frazzled wife of a TV comedy writer, on the hit TV sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show in the 1960's whose own vehicle The Mary Tyler Moore Show with her character as Minneapolis TV news producer Mary Richards combined work, friends, and lovers into an alternative version of a modern young woman's full but single life with no desperation for marriage or family showing America that an independent woman could be admired and embraced, in which the series ran for seven seasons from 1970 to 1977 and won 29 Emmys in a record that stood for a quarter century until Frasier broke it in 2002.

Cause of Death: Cardiopulmonary arrest due to pneumonia

Born: December 29, 1936

Died: January 25, 2017

Los Angeles, California