Actress Mary Tyler Moore, best known for her roles on The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show along with her charity work, has passed away due to complications from pneumonia. She was 80 years old.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, her family including her two younger sisters grew up in Flushing, Queens, until Moore was 8 when her family moved to Las Angeles. At 17 she decided to become a dancer, where she became a dancer in commercials in the 50s. By 1960, at 24 years old, she had had her first regular television roles and was featured in, western show, Overland Trail. Then in 1961 she was cast in The Dick Van Dyke Show where she would stay until 1966, winning her first Emmy Award.
In 1970 she would star in her own show, which would win her more awards, more fame, and more fans.
In tribute to the life of the actress on the evening of Thursday, January 26th, CBS will be sharing her story with archival footage, while PBS will have a special with interviews from Betty White and Dick Van Dyke that was first aired in 2015.
More tributes have been made online by fans and friends alike including this one from Dick Van Dyke.
There are no words. She was THE BEST!
We always said that we changed each other's lives for the better. I watched… https://t.co/lBbVL7QJ2b
— Dick Van Dyke (@iammrvandy) January 26, 2017
Photo by CBS.