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