Moore had more than her fair share of comedic moments on the show but these clips show her other impressive skills as a singer and dancer. She worked in film and TV for over 60 years, paving the way for women on screen and in other careers, too. Here are some of her best performances.One of the most famous women-in-the-workplace scenes of all time, this clip from the first episode of “The Mary Tyler Moore” show set the stage for Mary’s struggles as as single career woman in the show.Years earlier, on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” Moore played Laura Petrie, wife to Robert Petrie, who was played by Dick Van Dyke. Mary Tyler Moore, screen and TV icon, song and dance woman and groundbreaking feminist, has died at 80.
In 1980, Moore starred alongside Donald Sutherland as Beth Jarrett, a mother mourning the loss of her eldest son in “Ordinary People.” The film was Robert Redford’s directorial debut and won the Academy Award for Best Picture. If you’re reading this on a mobile device, use this link for the full story. Moore was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal.Whether it’s Moore’s best performance or just the best TV episode of all time, “Chuckles Bites the Dust” episode of The Mary Tyler Moore show is required viewing for remembering Moore.