Mary Tyler Moore’s Mary Richards was a role model we grew up with. She was a working girl with a complicated single life and she wasn’t afraid to emote. She was talking about real life stuff and we were just kids learning through her trials and humor.

And who could forget her theme song?


“Moore played Mary Richards, a single career woman — considered a groundbreaking role at the time — working in a Minneapolis TV newsroom.

“The show was a hit at a critical time when TV was facing a crossroads.

“College people were pooh-poohing television at that time, saying it was silly, but we got letters from kids,” her ‘MTM’ co-star Gavin MacLeod told Gannett newspapers in a 2015 interview…”

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