Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration

Synopsis: A celebration of Mary Tyler Moore's career, includes clips and comments from friends and co-stars.
 
IMDB:
7.8
Year:
2015
55 min
63 Views


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-There was a night of TV that

was Mary Tyler Moore.

-I watched

"The Mary Tyler Moore Show."

There's not one show that

I missed.

FEY:

That show was big, big deal.

Yeah.

- Who can turn

the world on...

-It was second nature to me,

I didn't feel that separate

from the character

I was playing.

- Who can take a nothing day

-She became America's sweetheart

very quickly.

- Well, it's you, girl,

and you should know it

-DICK VAN DYKE:

I mean she was gorgeous,

and she had a sensuality

about her.

-She was an embracer of

the world.

- Love is all around...

-BETTY WHITE:

We became very close friends.

And that's why it was such fun.

- You're gonna make it

after all

-GAVIN MACLEOD:

She just had a gift from God.

And, for me,

she was a gift from God.

-You get that jolt from the

audience when they laugh at you.

Aah! Aah!

[Laughter]

-She did everything so naturally

and so gracefully.

- What we need is

perfect harmony

When she came on

it changed America.

- ...make it

after all

It was real turning point,

the '70s were

and that show was.

-I think Mary Tyler Moore has

probably had more influence

on my career than any other

single person or force.

-You're not allowed to ask that

when someone's

applying for a job.

It's against the law.

-Wanna call a cop?

-No.

-It's a yard stick by which

most sitcoms could not

measure up to today.

-You two would probably hit it

off pretty good.

-Well, I certainly wouldn't be

averse to meeting Redford,

if the situation ever

aroused...

Arose.

[Laughter]

-She reaches right out through

the television set

and says, "Here, I gotcha!"

-Because who didn't love her?

She was lovable.

She was bright.

She was gorgeous.

-NARRATOR:
On the dance floor,

everything was perfect

for young

Mary Tyler Moore.

She could forget about

her alcoholic mother,

her distant father,

the abuse by a family friend.

-Because I wasn't a very happy

little girl growing up.

-NARRATOR:

When she was performing,

all her problems melted away.

This was the Mary the world

would come to love --

focused, fun-loving,

the ideal daughter,

the caring friend.

-I was learning, I think,

how much I loved it.

-NARRATOR:
In her late teens,

Mary was determined to make it

as a dancer in Hollywood.

No one spent more time

perfecting her craft,

ensuring her moves

were flawless,

her timing precise.

These were skills that would

serve Mary Tyler Moore well --

but not on the dance floor.

-I wanted to be a star dancer,

but they weren't making

that many musicals anymore.

- Every day is a holiday

with Hotpoint

-I'm Happy Hotpoint!

-NARRATOR:

Mary turned to acting,

and given her effortless beauty,

small roles came fast.

-"77 Sunset Strip,"

and "Hawaiian Eye,"

and oh, lord -- um, but they did

give me experience.

-My mother was coming west

to find a new home.

My father had been killed during

the battle of Bull Run

fighting for the South.

-But I thought you said before

your father fought with

the North?

-Oh, he did.

He did.

Both the North and the South.

That way he didn't show

any favoritism.

-NARRATOR:
Small dramatic roles

paid the rent,

but Mary longed to do comedy.

Then, sitcom star Danny Thomas

auditioned her

for a part as his daughter.

Mary's breakthrough moment

seemed at hand.

-It started with

hundreds of actresses,

and it was pared down to just

two of us,

and I was one of them.

And, um, after

the final, final auditions,

he came over to me and said,

"Mary, I want you to know

that the reason

you didn't get the job

is not because you're not

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