Lunch Break Video: On Mary Tyler Moore’s 76th birthday, relive Oprah Winfrey’s tribute to MTM
Anyone over the age of 40 (I’m still only admitting to 39) most certainly loves Mary Tyler Moore. Her seven years as Mary Richards were seven of the best years of any television show that has ever aired as were her five years before that as Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show.
Hard to believe, but our Mary turns 76 today!
She doesn’t act much anymore and has had some health problems in recent years, but she remains beloved.
Among Mary’s legions of fans is Oprah Winfrey.
In this clip from 1997, Oprah is surprised by Mary whose self-titled classic 1970s sitcom Oprah watched religiously.
Her scream when Mary walks out onto the stage is one of the great moments in the 25-year history of her daytime show.