Mary Tyler Moore died a year ago today
Last night over dinner, my friend and I talked about how even as gay men, we always had crushes on Jane Pauley and Mary Tyler Moore. They just have and had a certain way about them. Jane, the former longtime host of The Today Show and Dateline NBC, is now the host of CBS Sunday Morning.
Mary, sadly, died a year ago today at the age of 80.
Here is a portion that was posted about Mary on EW.com awhile ago:
Hats flew at half-mast on Jan. 25. When Mary Tyler Moore died at the age of 80 of cardiopulmonary arrest in Greenwich, Connecticut, the culture mourned the loss of one of the most vital and vivacious voices in TV history. Moore fetched two Emmys in the 1960s as charming housewife Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show and earned an Oscar nomination as an icy mother in 1980’s Ordinary People. But it was in her seven-season turn (1970-77) as spunky TV producer Mary Richards on CBS’ The Mary Tyler Moore Show that Moore burned brightest, winning four Emmys as a single woman who defied traditional archetypes, charted her own course in the workforce, and became a feminist icon.