Skip to comments.Mary Tyler Moore: A Beautiful Woman Who Helped Reinvent What Television Can Be And Stood Up For Moms
Posted on 01/24/2023 9:01:52 PM PST by Ozguy1945
In 2009 Mary Tyler Moore said she was a fan of Charles Krauthammer and Bill O’Reilly.
For me she is a great Indigenous Woman of the Anglosphere. A woman who loved, understood and helped develop the culture she was born into.
She was an icon for the feminist movement but rejected Gloria Steinem's attempts to get her support. She described herself as a libertarian centrist.
She believed in freedom and in women focusing on being moms.
Her production company MTM facilitated Steve Bochco in getting the creative freedom for his team's acting filming and writing talent to revolutionise television through Hill Street Blues.
Mary died on January 25th 2017.
Lets be careful out here in an anti-family world.
Lets help moms be moms.
Barbara Billingsley did better, IMO.
She was great. We just watched a couple of Dick van Dyke episodes
It was a shame she pushed for using fetal stem cells. She used her diabetes I swayed her into advocating for using babies for killing for medical advancement
For the last few decades of Mary’s life, it appeared to me that she always looked glum or very sad. I later discovered that it probably had much to do with events of 1980. I. 1980, Mary’s only child, a young man in his 30s, did away with himself.
After that, Mary became more involved in Social Causes.
She had all the money she needed, and to some degree her health, but she needed to find ways to fill her time.
Mary lived on after that terrible loss.
Probably why she made such a dramatic impression in the film “Ordinary People”.
Yes. Some of that angst was from lived experience.
>> Mary’s only child, a young man in his 30s, did away with himself.
Such events are often beyond the parent(s)’ control, but just as often the parent(s) will forever yearn in despair for an outcome that could have been different.
but she probably wasn’t good enough to vote....
A little bit about her alcoholism: https://www.bustle.com/p/mary-tyler-moores-honesty-about-her-struggles-with-alcoholism-prove-just-how-brave-she-was-33196
Definitely had a crush on young MTM in the reruns of “The Dick Van Dyke” show. She had it going on in a Donna Reed-kinda way, but also with a charming sense of humor.
She was great in that.
I always enjoyed her in DVD and MTM shows. She was good.
Donna Reed also had it going on, in a Donna Reed kind of way, of course!
(Are we old?)
MTM in capri pants.. oh my!!
I grew up in NYC and have a good story about MTM. Me and mom drove into Manhattan one day to meet my brother and she was driving and was trying to back into a parking spot on the upper west side after driving around forever looking for a spot, so my mom was not in a good mood. So she was trying to back into this spot only some lady was standing it in and wouldn’t move. So my mom being the hard ass she was screamed out “Do you mind moving your effin a*s or what?! I’m trying to park!” and the lady started laughing and got back on the sidewalk. So she finally parked and who was the lady? Mary Tyler Moore! OOPS! lol lol lol
Part way through Ordinary People, I realized I was hating her character. It felt like the food chain had reversed direction. Mary playing someone despicable was a shock to my system. She deserved an Oscar for it.
She said once in an interview that, while “Ordinary People” was an interesting break from her usual cheery comic roles, she personally despised the character she played.
Will forever be remembered, fondly, for standing up publicly for her Confederate ancestor.
Just a foible or is there somethin else?
I'm curious.. d:^)
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