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January 25, 2017

MARY TYLER MOORE

Damn. She was a wonderful comedic actress. For a time she was part of the best sitcom, maybe the best show, on TV. Damn.

Update:

Not a cute article to try to get something posted, but just to second your "Damn" about MTM.  RIP. She was indeed a wonderful person and her show was SO good.  If you have a chance, you might want to mention that she was very active with JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), an organization that is near and dear to my heart, as my wife of over 30 years was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes when she was three and, unhappily, my daughter was diagnosed at age 20 (she is now 23).  It is an insidious disease that requires 24/7 maintenance of blood sugar.  It is a completely different disease than Type 2 Diabetes, which usually can be managed with diet and exercise.  Type 1 (Juvenile Diabetes) is an auto-immune disease.  Anyway, TMI I know, but if you have a chance to raise awareness of Type 1, it would be a wonderful thing.  Full disclosure: I am on the Board of my local JDRF Chapter and as mentioned have two family members with the disease. JDRF is one of the most efficient charities in the country and Mary Tyler Moore did so much for us.  Her passing makes me very sad.

All the best,

Jeffrey Brown

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I was sorry to learn of the various off-stage challenges she had to struggle with in life, though I think it's a gift of any actor or actress to channel such things well, and for the benefit of others, as I believe she did with her role in "Ordinary People." Rest in peace.

My heart is broken. I grew up watching her on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and she was my hero. Rest in peace. You really did turn the world on with your smile.

Hat off to a marvelous actress, comic, and personality.

Thank you Mary for the joy and happiness you gave us.

Many blessings.

"Oh, Rob!"

Her performances on Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore were stuff they just don't make no more -- not just the acting, but also the writing and the chemistry she had with her co-stars. Especially with her own show, making a good show was more important to her than making sure she got all the good lines.

I'm sure she was a hero to a lot of people. I saw a clip of an Oprah Winfrey Show episode where Mary made a surprise appearance and Oprah went to pieces on seeing her idol.

R.I.P. I know you're dancing on a new stage.

This sucks, big time.

One more time, then: Farewell.

A sad day to be sure. We are losing so many of the great ones who gave us such wonderful memories. There are those who claim when someone passes, a star goes dark to be replaced with another to continue the cycle of life. It is just sad there are so many dark patches in the starry expanse of the heavens these days.

Go ahead and laugh
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=92I04DkMEps

Chuckles the Clown eulogy

The whole episode. At the end of the scene starting at 6:14, my Mom told me to always get the middle initial
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ihLJrcS8lsg

MTM was the best. As much as she was loved and liked, she is still under-appreciated.

Love MTM. I know it is hard to fathom, but my aunt looked a lot like her. I was always confused when we got together and I beat the hell out of my cousin. His dad, my uncle, was the living picture of James Garner.

A little song, a little dance...

She will be missed, greatly.

"You've got spunk. I hate spunk."
-Lou Grant

She carried herself with grace and dignity. RIP.

She's gonna make it after all !

RIP, Mary. Your brilliant humor paved the way for so many.

Thank you for all the laughs, and especially for being Beth Jarrett ("Ordinary People") in a way no other actor could have been.

You will always be missed.

I am a little too young to remember the MTM show, but I do remember the kittens at the end of the shows produced by MтM Enterprises.

https://youtu.be/ScT4vtFirQA

seems to me the people who lift the spirits of others the most often have the most tragic back stories - MTM should truly RIP knowing the smiles she brought to so many

good luck with your family, mr. brown

MeTV is broadcasting six episodes of the MTM show this Sunday afternoon, including the pilot ("You've got spunk. I HATE spunk!"), "Lou Dates Mary" (a wonderful episode with a perfect resolution at the end), and of course "Chuckles Bites the Dust."

Thanks, wanderer and all. I am sad. In the opening of her show, Mary is in the grocery store. She grabs a package and, rolling her eyes, tosses it into the basket with perfect 'Whatever' resignation. Who has not ever done that?

MTM - one of the best ensemble comedies ever. Would Ted Baxter have been so pompous, Murray so ironic, or Sue Ann so saccharine without Mary's level-headed, intelligent foil?

A sad day.

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