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Fans Remember Mary Tyler Moore

January 26, 2017 09:15 AM

Actress Mary Tyler Moore died Wednesday at age 80. Moore is remembered for her role in the "Mary Tyler Moore Show," which was set in Minneapolis. People and organizations across Minnesota and the world are remembering her.

Gov. Mark Dayton issued the following statement: "Mary Tyler Moore will always be a Minnesota icon. The Mary Tyler Moore Show shared Minneapolis and our entire state with the world, as a place where everyone has the chance to work hard, follow dreams, and succeed. Minnesota will miss her."

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Lt. Gov. Tina Smith also made a statement, "Mary Tyler Moore was a role model for countless women and girls in the 1960s and 1970s, including me. She showed us how to survive bell bottoms, macramé and bad dates and grow into women with the careers and lives we want – and have fun in the process! In real life, she may never have called Minneapolis home, but Minnesota will always love Mary Tyler Moore and consider her ours."

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar's statement reads, ""Mary Tyler Moore was an inspiration for a generation of women and far ahead of her time when it came to women's rights and leadership both on-screen and off. Although born in New York, Mary Tyler Moore was an honorary Minnesotan, whose popular and groundbreaking show was filmed and set in our state. From the outdoor opening sequence of the show along Nicollet Mall where she tossed her hat, to her bronze statue, we will always remember Mary Tyler Moore in Minnesota. She will be missed, and my condolences go out to her family today." 

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