Mary Tyler Moore Dead At Age 80

Actress and TV icon, Mary Tyler Moore, has passed away at the age of 80.

“Today, beloved icon Mary Tyler Moore passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine,” Moore’s longtime representative, Mara Buxbaum, said in a statement (via CBS News.)

Moore was best known for her role on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” where she played a single woman working in Minneapolis.

She also found success in film roles such as 1967’s “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” opposite Elvis Presley in 1969’s “Change of Habit” and playing Ben Stiller’s adoptive mother in 1996’s “Flirting with Disaster.”

“Mary Tyler Moore was a once-in-a-generation talent,” Leslie Moonves, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation said. “She will be long remembered as a gifted actress, television pioneer and a role model to so many.”

Moore won a total of six Emmy’s over her career, including five for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, a record she shares with Candice Bergen and Julia Louis-Dreyfus for the most wins in that category.

“CBS has lost one of the very best to ever grace our airwaves and our industry has lost a true legend and friend,” Moonves added.

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