Newspaper article The Canadian Press


Newspaper article The Canadian Press


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NEW YORK - Mary Tyler Moore, the star of T-V's beloved "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," has died.

Moore's comic realism helped revolutionize the depiction of women on the small screen.

She was 80.

Her publicist says Moore died today with her husband and friends nearby.

She battled diabetes for many years and in 2011, she underwent surgery to remove a benign tumour on the lining of her brain.

Moore gained fame in the 1960s as the frazzled wife Laura Petrie on "The Dick Van Dyke Show."

In the 1970s, she created one of T-V's first career-woman sitcom heroines in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."

It was as Mary Richards, the plucky Minneapolis T-V news producer, that Moore truly made her mark.

The series ran seven seasons and won 29 Emmys, a record that stood for a quarter century until "Frasier" broke it in 2002. …

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