Mary Tyler Moore Was Everything and More
Many Mary Tyler Moore fans remember her from the catchy theme song, “Love is All Around”, where she ran around without a care in the world and carried a sparkling smile from ear to ear. A memorable line in the theme song is, “you’re going to make it after all,” which echoes Moore’s talented career that started with the adored sitcom, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Though Moore passed away this past Wednesday on Jan. 25 2017, her role in this sitcom, other TV shows, and movies will continue to empower women around the globe.
Moore died of cardiopulmonary arrest due to pneumonia at age 80 in Greenwhich Conn. In years before her death she also suffered from brain surgery and alcoholism.
Though Moore dealt with immense suffering throughout her life, her role as an actress was unforgettable. Although she started as a dancer, she became a spunky and inspiring role in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show” after the fact. Moore additionally acted in the movie “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and received an academy award for another movie, “Ordinary People.”
Her memorable performances in movies and TV shows showcased her natural talent and grace, but Moore also demonstrated administrative action regarding political causes. She was an active spokesperson for animal rights and diabetes. Moore suffered from diabetes herself so this issue was near and dear to her heart.
Through Moore’s ups and downs, she maintained the iconic image of a strong woman who will forever be remembered as a star who made it. As tragic as her death is, this star will shine bright in years to follow.