Mary Tyler Moore was an American actress who became immensely popular for her portrayal of Laura Petrie in The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966) and Mary Richards in The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977).

Born Name

Mary Tyler Moore

Nick Name

MTM, Queen of Brooklyn


Mary was born on December 29, 1936.


She died from cardiopulmonary arrest on January 25, 2017, in Greenwich at the age of 80.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Brooklyn, New York, United States





  • Father – George Tyler Moore
  • Mother – Marjorie Hackett
  • Siblings – Elizabeth Moore (Younger Sister) (Died in 1978), John Moore (Younger Brother) (Died in 1991)




5 ft 7 in or 170 cm


62 kg or 136.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Mary had dated –

  1. Richard Meeker (1955-1962) – Moore married Richard Meeker on August 25, 1955. Their son Richard Meeker Jr. was born on July 3, 1956. But, they went their separate ways in 1962.
  2. Grant Tinker (1961-1981) – She was married to Grant Tinker from June 1, 1962, until June 1981.
  3. (1980-1981)
  4. (1982)
  5. Robert Levine (1982-2017) – Her 3rd marriage took place on November 23, 1983, to doctor Robert Levine. The couple stayed together till Moore’s death in 2017.

Race / Ethnicity


She had English, German, and Irish ancestry.

Hair Color


She often dyed her hair “Light Brown”.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Wide and bright smile

Mary Tyler Moore Facts

  1. Her only son Richard died on October 14, 1980, after accidentally shooting himself in the head with a .410 shotgun.
  2. Her amusing nickname for her co-star was P**is Von Lesbian.
  3. Contrary to her onscreen persona of an independent feminist, Mary actually believed that a woman’s place is in the kitchen.
  4. Her iconic hat-tossing pose from The Mary Tyler Moore Show was recreated into a bronze statue in 2002.
  5. The sculptor of her bronze statue Gwendolyn Gillen died just 2 days after Moore on January 27, 2017.

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Facts of Mary Tyler Moore

  • full nameMary Tyler Moore
  • Date of Birth December 29, 1936
  • Age 84 years 10 months
  • Horoscope Capricorn
  • Lucky Number 6
  • Lucky Stone Topaz
  • Lucky Color Brown
  • Best Match for Marriage Scorpio, Virgo, Taurus
  • weight62 kg
  • height5 ft 7 in

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