Mary Tyler Moore

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

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A three-time Golden Globe winner and seven-time Emmy Award winner, Moore also received a special Tony Award for her performance in Whose Life Is It Anyway? She was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1986 and received the 2011 Screen Actors Guild's lifetime achievement award.

Among Moore's most notable film work is 1967's Thoroughly Modern Millie, as well as 1980's Ordinary People, in which she played a role that was very different from the television characters she had portrayed, and for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.

Moore also graced the Broadway stage in shows such as Whose Life Is It Anyway in 1980 with James Naughton and Sweet Sue, which opened in 1987. She was also the star of a new musical version of Breakfast at Tiffany's in 1966, but the show, titled Holly Golightly, was a notorious flop that closed in previews before opening on Broadway. In reviews of performances in Philadelphia and Boston, critics "murdered" the play; Moore claimed to be singing with bronchial pneumonia during those runs. During the 1980s, Moore and her production company produced five plays: Noises Off, The Octette Bridge Club, Joe Egg, Benefactors, and Safe Sex.

Moore had been active in charity work as a co-founder of Broadway Barks, an annual pet adopt-a-thon held in New York City. Moore, along with friend and fellow stage vet Bernadette Peters, works to make New York City a no-kill city and to promote adopting animals from shelters.

Mary Tyler Moore was born in Brooklyn Heights in Brooklyn, New York, to George Tyler Moore, a clerk, and his wife Marjorie. Moore, the eldest of three siblings, moved to Los Angeles with her family when she was 8 years old. In 1955, at age 18, she married Richard Carleton Meeker. Her only child, Richard, Jr. ("Richie") was born on July 3, 1956; he passed away in an accident in 1980. After divorcing Meeker in 1961, Moore married Grant Tinker, whose new TV production company MTM Enterprises created and produced The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Moore divorced Tinker in 1981 and married Dr. Robert Levine two years later.

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Mary Tyler Moore STAGE CREDITS

[US Tour]
Revival National Tour, 2017
Ensemble [Replacement]


Claire Harrison

Original Broadway Production, 1966
Holly Golightly

Mary Tyler Moore Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 1980 - Outstanding Actress in a Play

Mary Tyler Moore, Whose Life Is It Anyway?

Tony Awards - 1980 - Special Tony Award

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Lending their voices to the film are family members, colleagues and those whose lives Mary Tyler Moore impacted including directors Rob Reiner, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, and Jim Burrows, actors Ed Asner, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lena Waithe, Phylicia Rashad, Bernadette Peters, and Joel Grey, writers and producers Allan Burns, Norman Lear, and more.

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Mary Tyler Moore has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Mary Tyler Moore has not appeared in the West End

Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Whose Life Is It Anyway? and Special Tony Award (Tony Awards) for Whose Life Is It Anyway? .

Special Tony Award (Tony Awards) for Whose Life Is It Anyway?.

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