Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Mary Tyler Moore: TV Icon, Symbol of Modern Woman

That sure caught me by surprise when I learned of her death back in January.  She was definitely one of my favorite actresses on TVfor those two shows.

In the 1960s, she was Laura Petrie on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and in the 1970s it was her own comedy as Mary Richards in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."

She began her career as Happy Hotpoint, the dancing pixie on Hotpoint appliance commercials and was on "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" in 1955.

"The Dick Van Dyke Show" ran from 1961 to 1966.  "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" ran for seven seasons, premiering in 1970.  Also on CBS and part of that great 70s CBS Saturday night lineup:  "MASH," "The Bob Newhart Show," "All in the Family" and "The Carol Burnett Show."  Our partying on Saturdays did not begin until after these three hours of shows.

I Wonder What Happened to Saturday Night Entertainment?  --Cooter

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