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Mary Tyler Moore

Moore, Mary Tyler, 1936–, American actress, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. Although she began her career as a dancer, Moore's success came on with television, first as the secretary on "Richard Diamond, Private Detective" (1959), then as the costar of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" (1961–66), and finally with "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (1970–77), the first to center on an unmarried and happy career woman. In 1970, with her then husband Grant Tinker, she formed MTM productions, which produced other successful television comedies. She appeared on Broadway in Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1980) and in the film Ordinary People (1980).

See her autobiography, After All (1995).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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