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‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ (1961-66)

With her namesake co-star, Mary Tyler Moore helped portray the picture-perfect couple of the Camelot era. She won two Emmys for her breakthrough role as Laura Petrie on the 1961-66 sitcom classic.
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Mary Tyler Moore’s Most Memorable Roles

Mary Tyler Moore, whose touchstone 1970s sitcom ushered in a new era for women on and off camera, died Jan. 25 following a long battle with diabetes. She was 80. After achieving fame on The Dick Van Dyke Show, Moore won four Primetime Emmys for her work as the spunky and unrepentantly single TV news producer on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which ran from 1970 to 1977.

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She later earned an Oscar nomination as the icy mother in Ordinary People and co-founded the influential production company behind iconic series such as The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart, Hill Street Blues, and St. Elsewhere. Here, we remember her key roles.

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