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US actress : Hollywood mourns Mary Tyler Moore

The US actress Mary Tyler Moore, who was best known for television series, is dead. With the actress and comedian, a “popular icon” died, said her spokeswoman for the film magazine “Hollywood Reporter” and other US media on Wednesday. She was 80 years old.

In 2011, the multiple Emmy award winner had to undergo brain surgery because of a tumor. She had had diabetes for decades. According to her spokeswoman, the actress was committed to a foundation for people with diabetes.

Moore was best known in the 1960s and 1970s through sitcoms such as The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966) and the Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977). In the latter, she played an unmarried TV producer for a news channel who enjoyed her single life and enjoyed professional success.

Michael Keaton: "She was a jewel"

"Mary Tyler Moore has changed the world for all women," the TV presenter Ellen DeGeneres (58) paid tribute to her late colleague on Wednesday. The actress Elizabeth Perkins (56) recalled Moore's pioneering role in the 70s. She showed her that it was okay to be "strong, single, brave, rebellious and free," she wrote in a tweet. "She was a jewel" and he will miss her, said actor Michael Keaton (65) on the short message service. Keaton was with Moore in 1979 for the show "The Mary Tyler Moore Hour" in front of the television camera.

Moore also had success with cinema roles. In 1969 she played a nun in Elvis Presley's last film in "A Heavenly Vertigo". In 1996 she shot the family farce "Flirting With Disaster" with Ben Stiller and Patricia Arquette. Moore won a Golden Globe for a serious role in the Oscar-winning family drama "A Normal Family" (1980), Robert Redford's directorial debut. She also got an Oscar nomination for best actress at the time. (dpa)

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