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Mary Tyler Moore dies

In January, the actress who charmed audiences and made a difference with The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the ’70s died following a battle with pneumonia. She was 80. Cloris Leachman, a co-star on her hit show — which broke barriers by depicting an independent woman with a career, confronting issues of the day — explained the effect of the show. “When she came on, it changed America,” Leachman said in a 2015 retrospective that aired on PBS. “So many women have told me it changed their lives. It made it possible for them to work themselves.”

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