The Mary Tyler Moore Show: Living or Dead?

Which cast members of television series The Mary Tyler Moore Show have died?

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television series

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

Started 19 Sep 1970
Ended 9 Mar 1977
Released50 years ago
Run span6 years, 5 months
Seasons 7
Episodes 168
Correction?
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The house used in establishing shots for the Mary Tyler Moore TV series. 2104 Kenwood Parkway, Kenwood, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

About The Mary Tyler Moore Show

The Mary Tyler Moore Show (also known simply as Mary Tyler Moore) is an American television sitcom starring the actress of the same name and created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns; it originally aired on CBS from September 19, 1970 to March 19, 1977. Moore starred as Mary Richards, an unmarried, independent woman focused on her career as associate producer at the fictional WJM news program in Minneapolis. A central female character who was not married or dependent on a man was a rarity in American television in the early 1970s, leading to numerous publications citing The Mary Tyler Moore Show as groundbreaking television in the era of second-wave feminism. Edward Asner co-starred as Mary's boss Lou Grant, alongside Valerie Harper as her friend and neighbor Rhoda Morgenstern and Cloris Leachman as her landlady Phyllis Lindstrom. Other co-stars throughout the series's run included Gavin MacLeod, Ted Knight, Georgia Engel, and Betty White. The Mary Tyler Moore Show is remembered for its realistic and complex characters and storylines, in contrast to the simplistic characters and plots typically seen on broadcast television at that time. It was the subject of consistent critical praise and high ratings during its original run, receiving twenty-nine Primetime Emmy Awards, including for Outstanding Comedy Series three years in a row (1975–1977); Moore received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series three times. The series also launched three spin-offs: Rhoda (1974–1978), Phyllis (1975–1977), and Lou Grant (1977–1982). In 2013, the Writers Guild of America ranked The Mary Tyler Moore Show #6 on its list of the "101 Best Written TV Series of All Time."

Main cast

The following people were in the main cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show:

Janis Paige
actress
Alive
Valerie Harper
American actress (1939-2019)
Dead
Edward Asner
American film, television, stage, and voice actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild
Alive
Cloris Leachman
American actress
Alive
Doris Roberts
American actress
Dead
John Saxon
American actor
Dead
Mackenzie Phillips
American actress and singer
Alive
Nanette Fabray
American actress, singer and dancer
Dead
Georgia Engel
American actress (1948-2019)
Dead
Pat Carroll
American actress
Alive
Connie Sawyer
American actress
Dead
Joseph Campanella
American actor
Dead
Gavin MacLeod
American actor
Alive
Kathleen O'Malley
American actress (1924-2019)
Dead
Pippa Scott
American actress
Alive
Gail Strickland
American actress
Alive
Eric Braeden
German actor
Alive
Pat Priest
American actress
Alive
Arlene Golonka
actress
Alive
Slim Pickens
American rodeo performer, film and television actor
Dead
John Amos
American actor
Alive
Bernie Kopell
American actor
Alive
Alex Rocco
actor
Dead
Lurene Tuttle
American actress
Dead
Isabel Sanford
actress
Dead
Burton Hill Mustin
American actor (1884-1977)
Dead
Sheree North
actress
Dead
Jerry Van Dyke
American stand-up comedian
Dead
Ted Knight
actor
Dead
Bradford Dillman
actor
Dead
David Huddleston
American actor
Dead
Michael Callan
actor
Alive
Ned Glass
actor
Dead
Ed Flanders
American actor
Dead
Jack Riley
American actor
Dead
Steven Franken
actor
Dead
Laurence Luckinbill
American actor, playwright, director, and film and television producer
Alive
Ian Wolfe
actor
Dead
Richard Kline
American actor and director
Alive
Richard Libertini
actor
Dead
Robert Hogan
American actor
Alive
Mary Jackson
American actress
Dead
James Luisi
Former NBA player, actor
Dead
David White
actor from the United States
Dead
David Groh
American actor
Dead
Gavan O'Herlihy
Irish actor
Alive
Barbara Colby
actress
Dead
Lee Montgomery
Canadian actor
Alive
Darlene Conley
American actress
Dead
Bruce Kirby
actor
Alive
Liam Dunn
American actor
Dead
Larry Gelman
American actor
Alive
Davis Roberts
American actor
Dead
Bill Quinn
American actor
Dead
Anthony Holland
American actor
Dead
Bob Dishy
American actor
Alive
Greg Mullavey
actor
Alive
Leslie Graves
American actress
Dead