Happy 53rd Anniversary to "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"

Herbie J Pilato
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Just as that famous opening TV theme music used to herald, "Who can turn the world on with her smile?"

That would be legendary actress Mary Tyler Moore (who died in 2017) who, as the star of the series, helped to change the situation comedy format with a more sophisticated twist.

Debuting September 19, 1970, on CBS TV, The Mary Tyler Moore Show this year is now celebrating its 53rd Anniversary.

A Closer Look

Fifty-three years ago, The Mary Tyler Moore Show made its initial mark on and impact on TV viewers.

Read and hear all about it in MARY: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY, the acclaimed biography of the show's star, which explores Moore's entire life and career beyond her famed TV sitcom.


The Mary Tyler Moore Show forever changed the face of television, assuredly with regard to an increased respect for women in the workforce.

Meanwhile, MARY: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY is also now available in audiobook form by Tantor Media, wherever superstar actress/humanitarian books, in print or audio form, are sold.

[This article is a work of nonfiction based on actual events directly experienced by the author.]

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Herbie J Pilato is the author of several books about pop culture including the newly-published CONNERY, SEAN CONNERY biography, the revised BIONIC BOOK, RETRO ACTIVE TELEVISION, THE 12 BEST SECRETS OF CHRISTMAS, MARY: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY, TWITCH UPON A STAR, and more. He's also a TV writer/producer, and has worked for Reelz, Bravo, E!, TLC, and hosted THEN AGAIN WITH HERBIE J PILATO, the hit classic TV talk show (which premiered on Amazon Prime in 2019).

Los Angeles, CA

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