Remembering Mary Tyler Moore
“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.”
Mary Tyler Moore passed away today; she was 80 years old.
As someone who has worked in television newsrooms throughout my whole career, I don’t know many people who haven’t been influenced — directly or indirectly — by “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Her performance as a lovable and tenacious associate news producer is easily one of the most memorable television roles of all time.
My respect for Moore went to a new level after I saw her in “Ordinary People,” a powerful and heartbreaking role that earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Oscar nomination. Sometimes comedians deliver the best dramatic performances; if you haven’t seen her in this film, you should… it’s a testament to her range and her talent.
The world is a slightly more enjoyable place thanks to what Mary Tyler Moore brought to it; her spirit, laughter, and energy will be missed.