Mary Tyler Moore is an American personality. Born on December 29, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York, Mary Tyler Moore grew to be a successful actress and television host. Mary Tyler Moore is mostly known for productions such as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Ordinary People, Flirting with Disaster, Labor Pains, The Naked Truth, Mary, and Six Weeks. However, her TV appearances are numerous, too many to be named here. With an impressive career behind her, Mary Tyler Moore did not escape problems, especially health-related ones.
When she was only 33 years old, Mary Tyler Moore was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, so it is obvious that she is an insulin-dependent. Diabetes was one of the reasons why Mary Tyler Moore had to give up some of her favorite hobbies, like ballet dancing and horseback riding. This is because the disease was starting to affect her vision. In 1980, after a misfortunate accident, Mary Tyler Moore lost her son. Consequently, she underwent some serious drinking problems, so she had to enter the Betty Ford clinic, in 1984, accusing ‘social drinking habit’. After Mary Tyler Moore recovered, she started to focus on her career, once again. However, in 2002, while shooting Mary and Rhoda, Mary Tyler Moore broke her wrist and had to spend some time in the hospital.
The year 2008 did not look that great either, as Mary Tyler Moore broke her kneecap after tripping over her dog, named Spanky. She is, though, a strong animal activist, who fights for animal rights. As a result, Mary Tyler Moore even gave up meat and became a vegetarian. Even is she quit smoking, drinking and meat, health problems did not stay away. Some may say that Hollywood celebrities do not get ill, because their healthy life style prevents them to develop health issues. Well, Mary Tyler Moore is the living proof that this is not the case. After all, we are all humans. In fact, Mary Tyler Moore underwent a complicated brain surgery, to remove a tumor. You can see, thus, that even if Mary Tyler Moore had many health problems, she managed to get over them and to carry on with her successful career.