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Mary Tyler Moore

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Actress Mary Tyler Moore is dead at 80. Moore got her start in 1960s sitcom “The Dick Van Dyke Show” as Laura Petry which sky rocketed her career to new heights. In 1970, she starred in her own CBS sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show’.

This struck with feminist, as her character was a struggling editor wanting to be paid equal to her male counterparts, became a paradigm of the women’s liberation movement and is credited with inspiring women to break the mold confining them as wives and homemakers. The Mary Tyler Moore Show held the record for most Emmys won (29) until 2002.

Moore continued her career after the show’s end in 1977 starring in 1980’s “Ordinary People” earning an Oscar nomination and more recently was in an episode of Hot In Cleveland.

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