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Entertainment News: TV Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dies at 80

Greenwich, Conn. – She was the ideal woman for two generations of TV viewers, first in the 1960s as wife Laura to comedy writer Rob Petrie on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” and then in the 1970s as feminist breakthrough Mary Richards on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Ms. Moore died on January 25, 2016, near her home in Greenwich, Conn. She was 80.

Mary Tyler Moore always seemed to be as the right place at the right time in her TV career, redefining the role models of women on TV in her roles as Laura Petrie and Mary Richards. As the fashionable and daffy Laura on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” (1961-66) she was equal to her husband Rob, as they portrayed the TV equivalent of John and Jackie Kennedy during its run. As Mary Richards on the show with her name on it (1970-77), she went one better. She was a career

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