We decided to showcase a special edition of SCH Vodcast to pay tribute to the amazing Mary Tyler Moore who passed away today January 25th, 2017. Take a walk down memory lane with us as we look back at her career and how she impacted not only the genre of TV, but also the idea of women in the modern workplace.
She was known for her roles in the television sitcoms The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977), in which she starred as Mary Richards, a thirtyish single woman who worked as a local news producer in Minneapolis, and The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966), in which she played Laura Petrie, a former dancer turned Westchester homemaker, wife and mother. Her notable film work includes 1967’s Thoroughly Modern Millie and 1980’s Ordinary People, in which she played a role that was very different from the television characters she had portrayed, and for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Rest in peace, Mary