Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Mary Tyler Moore dies
She seems so young here, but she was in her thirties back in the early seventies when this show was on. She was eighty years old.
I liked her.
It just so happens that I had some DVDs of that show. The character that she played was of a certain character type that might be called "super-agreeable". The curious thing about such a character is that everybody loves a super-agreeable, but such a person can neither exert authority, nor be taken seriously. One of the episodes covered that very fact.
Another thing here, and this one relates to an observation about TV characters: sometimes characters get mixed up with the actor, so that Mary Tyler Moore is thought of as Ann Richards, the character on the show.
I would never make that mistake. ahem