Mary Tyler Moore Facts
American actress popular for television sitcoms
- Mary Tyler Moore was born on December 29, 1936.
- She was popular for her 1970s television series, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and the 1980's Ordinary People.
- Moore works for charities on issues of Animal rights and Diabetes mellitus type 1.
- At the age of 17, Moore aspired to be a dancer.
- In 1955, aged 18, she married Richard Carleton Meeker. They divorced in 1961.
- She married Grant Tinker, a CBS executive (later chairman of NBC), in 1962. They divorced in 1981.
- She founded a television production company MTM Enterprises, Inc. in 1969.
- She married Dr. Robert Levine in November 1983.
- She appeared in 39 TV commercials in five days, ultimately earning about $6,000 from her first job.
- Her first regular television role was as a mysterious and glamorous telephone receptionist on Richard Diamond, Private Detective.
- In 1961, Carl Reiner cast her in The Dick Van Dyke Show.
- Moore made her film debut in 1961's X-15.
- In May 2011, Moore underwent elective brain surgery to remove a benign meningioma.
- She was presented with the 2012 Screen Actor's Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.