Magazine article Screen International

Television Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dies Aged 80

Magazine article Screen International

Television Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dies Aged 80

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Mary Tyler Moore, the US television star who gained worldwide fame on The Dick Van Dyke Show and her own sitcom, has died. She was 80.

Moore's long-time publicist Mara Buxbaum issued the following statement on Wednesday:

"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.

"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."

Van Dyke tweeted: "There are no words. She was THE BEST! We always said that we changed each other's lives for the better."

Moore was born on December 29, 1936, in Brooklyn, and moved to California at the age of eight.

She won Golden Globes for The Dick Van Dyke Show in 1965 and Mary Tyler Moore in 1971 as well as multiple Primetime Emmy awards. …

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