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Hollywood mourns loss of Mary Tyler Moore

A television icon.

Mary Tyler Moore was a television icon. When the news broke that she had passed away at the age of 80, tributes came in from across the country. Fans of the well-known actress applauded her incredible career and her inspiring legacy. 

The actress was best known for her work on the acclaimed comedy The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which starred her as a single woman working at a news station in Minneapolis in the 1970s. Despite dealing with politically-fraught topics (such as equal pay and women facing discrimination in the work force), the show's great laughs and wonderful cast made it a classic sitcom.

Before that program, Moore burst onto the national scene as Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show. She starred on that show for five seasons, working alongside fellow television icon Dick Van Dyke.

In addition to her television work, Moore starred in multiple films including the 1981 best picture winner Ordinary People. Her role as a resentful mother dealing with the loss of one son and the frustrations of another earned her an Oscar nomination.

When news of her death broke, some of her colleagues and celebrity fans tweeted about how much she meant to them. Check out a few of the tweets below:

John Hanlon is our film and television critic. He can be followed on Twitter @johnhanlon and on Facebook here.

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