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Moore smiles as she arrives at the charity premiere for "Six Weeks" with guest Steve Martin in 1982. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Mary Tyler Moore had an iconic career. Here are 5 things everyone should know about her.


Mary Tyler Moore had a truly iconic career in both television and film throughout her lifetime. The beloved Hollywood star died on Jan. 25 at the age of 80. Take a look back at all of the highlights, from "The Dick Van Dyke Show" to her charity work with diabetes research. 

Van Dyke and Moore clutch their Emmy Awards after being named the leading actor and actress in a comedy series for their roles in the "Dick Van Dyke Show" in 1966. (AP Photo)

"The Dick Van Dyke Show"

One of Moore's earliest and most well-known roles was on "The Dick Van Dyke Show." She won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in both 1964 and 1966.

Moore holds her Emmys at the 26th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in 1974. Moore won best actress of the year in a comedy series and best actress in a television series for her role in the "Mary Tyler Moore Show." (AP Photo)

"The Mary Tyler Moore Show"

In 1970, Moore successfully pitched this sitcom to CBS. The award-winning show became important to the feminist movement due to its portrayal of a working woman.

Moore and Jack Lemmon pose at the 53rd Academy Awards in 1981. Moore, nominated for Best Actress for her film "Ordinary People," lost out to Sissy Spacek for "Coal Miner's Daughter." (AP Photo/Randy Rasmussen)

Moore's film career

Moore also appeared in a number of notable films, like "Thoroughly Modern Millie" with Julie Andrews and "Ordinary People," for which she received an Academy Award nomination.

Moore sits on a prop hospital bed in 1980 during rehearsal for her leading role in the Broadway play, "Whose Life Is It Anyway?" (AP Photo/Frehm)

Starring on Broadway

Her passion and talent for acting brought her to Broadway, where she starred in "Whose Life Is It Anyway" and "Sweet Sue," among other plays.

Moore reacts to fans and media after being honored with her star on Hollywood's famed walk in 1992. (AP Photo/Chris Martinez)


Moore received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1992. She also was presented with the Screen Actors Guild's lifetime achievement award in 2011.

Moore waits to testify on Capitol Hill before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Type 1 Diabetes Research in 2009. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Diabetes awareness and research

She was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at the age of 33 and later served as the chairman of the International Chairman of JDRF, where she helped to raise funds for diabetes research.

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