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RIP Mary Tyler Moore (1936-2017)

01.25.2017

Now, I don't want to open with some dumb joke like "Oh no, now 2017 is killing people too!" or some such nonsense. A human being just died, and it's tragic. To add significance to the year it happened is us trying to understand and make logic out of something that is both unfathomable and all-too knowable.

Mary Tyler Moore, who died today at the age of 80, was a feminist icon, and for good reason. First becoming famous as the wife of the titular Dick Van Dyke in the DICK VAN DYKE show - holding her own (and then some) in their comedic scenes together - she then moved on to THE MARY TYLER MOORE show, about a career woman making it in the big city. While a bit of a cliche now, that plot was pretty revolutionary at the time. The episodes even dealt with things like her arguing for equal pay as the men, and even taking the pill. In fact, the show was known for having the most Emmy nominations of any show for almost thirty years (until FRASIER in 2002). Speaking of awards, Moore was also nominated for an Oscar for her role in ORDINARY PEOPLE (1980).

Moore will be missed. Not only as a talent - because she was very talented - but as an outspoken activist for women and animal rights. From all who knew her she seemed to be an all-around decent person, and the world will be worse without her.

RIP Mary Tyler Moore (1936-2017) 

Extra Tidbit: She was preceded in death by her son, Richard, in 1980 and is survived by her husband, Robert Levine.
Source: Huffington Post

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9:41AM on 01/26/2017
RIP, Ms. Moore. You really changed the face of television and stereotypical female roles. RIP.
RIP, Ms. Moore. You really changed the face of television and stereotypical female roles. RIP.
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12:47AM on 01/26/2017
'Now, I don't want to open with some dumb joke like "Oh no, now 2017 is killing people too!"'

You just did!! Not funny dude.
'Now, I don't want to open with some dumb joke like "Oh no, now 2017 is killing people too!"'

You just did!! Not funny dude.
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6:30PM on 01/25/2017
RIP. MTM...another sad loss.
RIP. MTM...another sad loss.
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4:52PM on 01/25/2017

I hate getting old, because you start to see all of these people you grew up with start to fade away

I am sure every generation comes upon an era in their life where the people they idolize and enjoy in the public eye start to drop like flies. It isn't like people haven't died before and its odd to say 2016 was mild in comparison to other years in terms of death toll numbers but its the impact of the people themselves who pass that cause the greater pain in our hearts. It will come to a time when things slow down and we wont notice as many people passing, but younger generations will be
I am sure every generation comes upon an era in their life where the people they idolize and enjoy in the public eye start to drop like flies. It isn't like people haven't died before and its odd to say 2016 was mild in comparison to other years in terms of death toll numbers but its the impact of the people themselves who pass that cause the greater pain in our hearts. It will come to a time when things slow down and we wont notice as many people passing, but younger generations will be saddened when they hear someone young like Justin Beiber passed away when he is in his 80s. I hope that makes sense, I am just saying each generation will have a period in their life where it seems all the good stars are falling and when it seems the stars have stopped another generation will be feeling exactly what we feel now.
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4:30PM on 01/25/2017
Well this sucks. I love both The Dick van Dyke show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She was amazing in both roles. On a side note you made one mistake - Moore was nominated but didn't win the Oscar for Ordinary People - another damn good performance from her.
Well this sucks. I love both The Dick van Dyke show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She was amazing in both roles. On a side note you made one mistake - Moore was nominated but didn't win the Oscar for Ordinary People - another damn good performance from her.
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4:38PM on 01/25/2017
Fixed.
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4:38PM on 01/25/2017
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5:40PM on 01/25/2017
Sorry Smacaskill but, for some reason, the site isn't allowing me to post, so I have to do it here.

R.I.P.
Sorry Smacaskill but, for some reason, the site isn't allowing me to post, so I have to do it here.

R.I.P.
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