Mary Tyler Moore died yesterday in Greenwich, Connecticut, at the age of 80. The actress was born in Brooklyn Heights on December 29, 1936. She was best known for her roles in the television sitcoms The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977), in which she starred as Mary Richards, a news producer in Minneapolis, and The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966), in which she played Laura Petrie, a Westchester homemaker. Her notable film work included 1967's Thoroughly Modern Millie and 1980's Ordinary People, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Moore was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when she was 33. In 2011, she had surgery to remove a meningioma, a benign brain tumor. In 2014 friends reported that she had heart and kidney problems and was nearly blind.