Turn the World On! Audio Film Review of ‘Being Mary Tyler Moore’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com audio film review for a new documentary spotlighting the long-time star of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and her own self-titled TV series. It’s “Being Mary Tyler Moore,” premiering on HBO and streaming on HBO Max on May 26th.

Ms. Moore is best remembered for two signature television roles. In the 1960s she was Laura, the wife of Rob Petrie, on the breakthrough “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and in the 1970s she broke further new ground as single gal Mary Richards on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” The latter series had exquisite timing, featuring MTM as a working woman at the time of first wave feminism. But the real life Moore was not her characters, as the film follows her life from a determined girl dancer in a difficult childhood through 1970s TV production mogul to Academy Award-nominated actor.

Being Mary Tyler Moore
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Audio Film Review of “Being Mary Tyler Moore” by Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com …

”Being Mary Tyler Moore” premieres on HBO and streams on HBO Max beginning May 26th. Featuring Mary Tyler Moore. Produced by Ben Selkow, James Adolphus, Lena Waithe, Rishi Rajani, Debra Martin Chase, Andrew C. Coles and Laura Gardner. Executive produced by Michael Bernstein and S. Robert Levine, MD. Directed by James Adolphus. Rated “PG

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