Wow! Am I ever late this month! So I am going to combine April and May so it will be "Photos of the Month(s)". I had so much going on outside and inside that April just simply got away from me. Okay, that's enough of my excuses.
One thing I want to bring up. I am working on two new blogs. I have done blogs on Akron and it's history. One of the new blogs will be about the Ohio Canal. There will be tons of old photos and some information about the canal. I'm hoping to have it finnished soon and I will post the web address in an e-mail to everyone as soon as the blog is done. Also, I am working on a blog about Walmart shoppers. We have some really weird folks out there and many of them have been captured in pictures. So, we will be taking a look at them once that blog is done.
So, without further ado, let's get started...
Born: Dec. 29, 1936, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Died: Jan. 25, 2017, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
American Actress, Television Icon. She was a vivacious actress best known for her roles on both the 1960s sitcom "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and the 1970s sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show". Originally a dancer, she got her start in television as a dancing elf "Happy Hotpoint" in Hotpoint Appliance commercials during the popular show "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" in 1952. She would go to perform in various television shows such as "Richard Diamond, Private Detective", "Bourbon Street Beat", "77 Sunset Strip", "Riverboat", "Bachelor Father", and "Hawaiian Eye". In 1961 she got the first television role that would make her well known to viewers and that was of Laura Petrie on "The Dick Van Dyke Show". She would go on to play this role from 1961 to 1966, which also won her a Golden Globe in 1965 for Best Female TV Star and two Emmy Awards. After "The Dick Van Dyke Show" went off the air, she continued in acting until receiving her second big role, that of Mary Richards on"The Mary Tyler Moore Show" in 1970. She played this role, which won her three Emmys, from 1970 to 1977. After the show ended, she went on to act in various films and television series for the remainder of her career with such credits as "Ordinary People" (1980), "Mary", "Annie McGuire", "New York News", "The Naked Truth", "Flirting with Disaster" (1996), "That 70s Show", and "Hot in Cleveland". She also appeared in various theatrical productions through the years. She received numerous other honors and awards throughout her long career in acting. She, along with then husband Grant Tinker (they divorced in 1981), had a production company MTM Enterprises that produced a variety of television sitcoms and dramas during the 1970s and early 1980s. She also did charity work for both animal rights and diabetes causes through the years. She was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at the age of 33. She had surgery to remove a meningioma in 2011. After 2014 her health started to decline and she passed away from cardiopulmonary arrest because of pneumonia. (bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye)
Burial: Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA