From Decades Staff
Mary Tyler Moore, the groundbreaking television actress who paved the way for women on television, passed away Wednesday at 80.
The actress is best remembered for her roles as Mary Richards in The Mary Tyler Moore Show during the 1970s and Laura Petrie in The Dick Van Dyke Show during the 1960s.
During the course of her long career, Moore appeared in many television series, Broadway plays and films, including 1980’s Ordinary People, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award.
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