Mary Tyler Moore – TV Personality, Activist and Actress

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Mary Tyler Moore is an American actress, born December 29, 1936, known primarily for her roles in television sitcoms. Mary Tyler Moore is best known for the Mary Tyler More Show, in which she starred as Mary Richards, a 30-something single woman who worked as a local news producer in Minneapolis. The show was a television breakthrough. The Mary Tyler Moore show presented the main character as different from the other single women presented on TV. The character Mary Tyler Moore played was neither widowed or divorced, or even seeking a man to support her.

Mary Tyler Moore has been active in charity work and various political causes, particularly around the issues of animal rights and Diabetes mellitus type 1. Mary Tyler Moore was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the beginning of the Mary Tyler Moore Show. She also dealt with alcoholism, which was treated in the 1980s. In may 2011, Mary Tyler Moore underwent elective brain surgery to remove a benign meningioma.

Aside from her television career, Mary Tyler Moore also pursued a career in theatre, as she appeared in several Broadway plays. In 1980, Mary Tyler Moore starred in Whose Life is it Anyway, with James Naughton and ran for 96 performances. Mary Tyler Moore was also the star of the musical version of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Unfortunately, the show was a flop and closed before opening night. The acting career of Mary Tyler Moore was not that bright. For eleven years, Mary Tyler Moore decided not to appear in any feature film.

Mary Tyler Moore is also involved in many charity projects. Mary Tyler Moore has used her profile to help raise funds and raise awareness of Diabetes Mellitus Type 1. Because of the gravity of the disease, she almost lost her vision and one limb. She is also an animal rights activist and promoted her cause on the Ellen DeGeneres. For many years, she has been working with Farm Sanctuary to raise awareness about the cruelty of factory farming and to promote the compassionate treatment of farm animals. Be that as it may, Mary Tyler Moore left an important legacy in the television industry and in charitable organisations.

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