Mary Tyler Moore

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Quotes (10)

  • Mary Tyler Moore: Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.

  • Mary Tyler Moore: I'm not an actress who can create a character. I play me.

  • Mary Tyler Moore: My hope is that all Americans will join in to help convince Congress to take that final step to fund research. In the end, it's all about realizing our interconnectedness, mutual compassion, and hope for the future.

  • Mary Tyler Moore: I was diagnosed with 'juvenile' or Type 1 diabetes over 30 years ago. It was initially terrifying, but as an adult, I was much better equipped to deal with this challenge than a young child.

  • Mary Tyler Moore: What most adults fail to remember, is that childhood is often filled with challenges, fears, and uncertainties as daunting as any we face decades later.

  • Mary Tyler Moore: (Talking about President George W. Bush's vetoing the Senate's bill supporting embryonic stem cell research) This is an intelligent human being with a heart, and I don't see how much longer he can deny those aspects of himself.

  • Mary Tyler Moore: (talking about fur) Behind every beautiful fur, there is a story. It is a bloody, barbaric story.

  • Mary Tyler Moore: Diabetes is an all-too-personal time bomb which can go off today, tomorrow, next year, or 10 years from now - a time bomb affecting millions like me and the children here today.

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Trivia (53)

  • Kent cigarettes were one of the sponsers of The Dick Van Dyke Show and would regularly hand out free cartons of Kents to the cast and crew. During an interview with David Letterman, Mary "confessed" that she didn't like Kents so she'd always take her share of the cartons and trade them in at the local store for her preferred brand.

  • In March of 1997, Mary Tyler Moore was supposed to be the master of ceremonies for the Directors Guild of America awards, but had to back out due to blurred vision caused by her diabetes.

  • Mary Tyler Moore has a twelve foot gate guarding her 30 acre estate in Millbrook, New York.

  • Mary Tyler Moore is a Roman Catholic.

  • Mary Tyler Moore won People's Choice Awards in 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979 for "Favorite Female TV Performer."

  • In 1981, Mary Tyler Moore won a Golden Globe Award for "Best Actress in a Motion Picture" for the movie Ordinary People.

  • In 1984, Mary Tyler Moore won a Crystal Award for "Women in Film."

  • In 1993, Mary Tyler Moore won an Emmy for "Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special" for the tv movie Stolen Babies.

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