Tag Archives: Mary Tyler Moore

No, Betty White Isn’t the Last Surviving ‘MTM’ Veteran …

Cute snap of MTM co-workers Ted Knight & Ed Asner taken during the show's 1970-1977 run. The original main cast members of Mary Tyler Moore (1970-1977) have all died, but as many on social media argue, Betty White, who hits age 100 in January, should count as a main cast member, if not an original…
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TV Icon Ed Asner Dies @ 91

Ed Asner, a TV icon for his performances on Mary Tyler Moore and Lou Grant, died Sunday at his home Sunday. He was 91. Didn't we all? (GIF via GIPHY) His family announced his death on Twitter, writing, "We are sorry to say that our beloved patriarch passed away this morning peacefully. Words cannot express the…
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‘Mary Tyler Moore,’ ‘Love Boat’ Star Gavin MacLeod Dies @ 90

Gavin MacLeod, familiar to TV fans as sarcastic news writer Murray Slaughter on Mary Tyler Moore and as no-B.S. Capt. Merrill Stubing on The Love Boat, died Saturday, May 29, at his Palm Desert, California, home. Will you Mary me? (Image via CBS) He was 90. MacLeod's death, following several months of failing health, was…
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Cloris Leachman, Oscar & Emmy Legend, Dies @ 94

Cloris Leachman, the Oscar winner best known for her TV work on Mary Tyler Moore — and who racked up a record-setting nine Emmy wins — has died at 94, ExtraTV reports. Her career lasted over 70 years. (Image via Playbill) Leachman died of natural causes at home in Encinitas, California. Her daughter Dinah was with…
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Betty White Hired, RIP Roy Horn, Cher Fired Up & More — Past & Curious

Links to the past, with relevance today: EW: I had thought Betty White, 98, was winding down — but she just signed on to appear in a new Lifetime Christmas movie: Not kissing off yet! (GIF via GIPHY) "Betty White has signed on to star in a Lifetime Christmas movie, the network announced on Thursday. In the untitled…
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Past & Curious: ’70s Cool + Woody’s Book + More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Is this a “nice jugs” situation? (Image via Flashbak) DO YOU REMEMBER?: These are some of the things that were cool 50 years ago. In 1970. Yes, 1970 was 50 years ago. METV: Has the real Gilligan's island been found?! Debi does recovery! (Image via Instagram) EXTRATV: '80s…
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Past & Curious: Vintage Music Lost, Gay TV Classics & More!

Links to the past with relevance today: Buddy Holly and now his masters were lost in flames. (GIF via GIPHY) NYT: This sprawling piece on a 2008 UMG warehouse fire documents the fact that over 100,000 — and possibly 175,000 — original, irreplaceable master recordings were consumed by flames that day, works by some of the…
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Georgia Engel of ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ Dies @ 70

Such sad news: Georgia Engel, famous as Georgette on Mary Tyler Moore (1972-1977), died Friday in Princeton, New Jersey. She was 70. Georgia Engel (July 28, 1948-April 12, 2019) The cause, according to The New York Times, is undetermined because, in keeping with her Christian Scientist beliefs, Engel did not consult doctors. What a shame.…
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