With the turn of a TV dial, Mary turned the world and my childhood on with her smile.
A constant presence on my TV screen, Mary Tyler Moore and her winning smile, shepherded me through my Kennedy era childhood, my tumultuous teens and straight into my early adulthood.
Who didn’t love Mary as Laura Petrie, the New Rochelle housewife who defiantly traded in the per-requisite starched dress and pearls of other TV housewives for a more fetching pair of capris. After several seasons of stuffy and often stilted TV sitcom moms like June Cleaver and Margaret Anderson, Laura was a breath of fresh suburban…
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