Mary Tyler Moore Overview

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Born: December 29, 1936

Mary Tyler Moore shot to fame in 1961 when she landed a role as Dick Van Dyke's wife, Laura Petrie, on The Dick Van Dyke Show. She won a Golden Globe award for her role on the show, as well as two Primetime Emmy Awards. Mary was born in Brooklyn, New York to Marjorie and George Tyler Moore. They moved to California when Mary was eight. Mary, who married right out of high school at age 18 to Richard Carleton Meeker. Mary wanted to become a dancer and landed a role as a dancing elf called "Happy... See All

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