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How Mary Tyler Moore Turned The World On With Her Style

Both on screen and off.
01/25/2017 05:33pm ET

Mary Tyler Moore, trailblazing actress and comedian who starred in one of the first shows to feature a never-married, working woman as its central character, died Wednesday at the age of 80.

Having made a name for herself on both “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and later on her eponymous show “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” the star’s status as a style icon ranked right up there with her acting skills and sparkling personality.

Her television persona ― charming, naive and stylish ― taught an entire viewing audience the art of layering and demonstrated just how to make a turtleneck look chic.

Off screen, Moore’s personality shone through sartorially, too. Having a penchant for bold color, pattern, chokers and form-fitting gowns, she forever had a thoroughly modern flair about her.

Here’s to throwing our hats off to Moore and her bold, brilliant style, both on screen and off.

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Mary Tyler Moore in 1962.
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Mary Tyler Moore in rehearsal for "The Dick Van Dyke Show" in 1963.
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Mary Tyler Moore circa 1963.
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Mary Tyler Moore in rehearsal for "The Dick Van Dyke Show" in 1963.
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Mary Tyler Moore circa 1964.
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Mary Tyler Moore as Laura Petrie in "The Dick Van Dyke Show" in 1964.
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Mary Tyler Moore in 1965.
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At the film premiere of 'Thoroughly Modern Millie'. Juliet Prowse, Beatrice Lille and Mary Tyler Moore in 1967.
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Mary Tyler Moore as Miss Dorothy Brown, Julie Andrews as Millie Dillmount, and Carol Channing in a promotional portrait for 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' in 1967.
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Mary Tyler Moore on March 23, 1967.
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Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" in 1967.
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Mary Tyler Moore circa 1969.
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Mary Tyler Moore on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" in the 1970s.
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Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper on the set of The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s.
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Mary Tyler Moore and Valerie Harper as Mary and Rhoda in the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" in the 1970s.
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Mary Tyler Moore in a scene from 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' in 1970.
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Mary Tyler Moore in the 1970s.
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Photo of Mary Tyler Moore circa 1970.
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Mary Tyler Moore, circa 1970.
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Mary Tyler Moore on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" in 1971 alongside Cloris Leachman.
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Mary Tyler Moore attends the Lion Country Safari, Inc. Press Conference on April 24, 1971 at the Lion Country Safari African Wildlife Preserve in Laguna Hills, California.
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The Mary Tyler Moore Show: (From L- R) Valerie Harper as Rhoda Morgenstern, Mary Tyler Moore as Mary Richards & Cloris Leachman as Phyllis Lindstrom. Image dated September 2, 1971.
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Mary Tyler Moore (L) speaks to Valerie Harper behind an ironing board in a still from the TV series, 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show,' early 1970s.
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Mary Tyler Moore as Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Image dated January 1, 1971.
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Dick Van Dyke cracks up on Mary Tyler Moore's shoulder as the two appear together for the first time on national television since the Dick Van Dyke Show left the air in 1965. They came together on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson March 21, 1979 to announce they would again play the 'Petrdes' from the old show during two skits on Mary's new show.
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With script in hand Mary Tyler Moore gets into the swing of things in first day of rehearsal here January 21, 1980 for her leading role in Whose Life Is It Anyway?
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Mary Tyler Moore attends the performance of 'Nine' on July 20, 1982 at the 46th Street Theater in New York City.
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Mary Tyler Moore and boyfriend Dr. Robert Levine attend the 'Private Lives' Opening Night Performance on May 8, 1983 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City.
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Mary Tyler Moore and her husband Dr. Robert Levine in 1983.
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Mary Tyler Moore attends the 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 22, 1985 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.
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Mary Tyler Moore poses, dressed in a single-button orange jacket and a colorful print dress with a bubble skirt, at an unidentified event, 1987.
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Mary Tyler Moore during 39th Annual Emmy Awards on September 20, 1987 at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, United States.
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Mary Tyler Moore attends the Second Annual Wild West Hoedown to Benefit the Literacy Volunteers of New York City on November 26, 1990 at St. Vartan Cathedral in New York City.
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Mary Tyler Moore attends the Museum of Television & Radio Celebrates the Announcement of Their New Building to Open in the Fall on April 11, 1991 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
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Mary Tyler Moore attends the New York Chapter Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International Presents the 20th Annual Promise Ball on November 14, 1992 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
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Mary Tyler Moore attends the Museum of Television & Radio Honors Mike Nichols and Elaine May on April 15, 1992 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
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Mary Tyler Moore attends the Seventh Annual Hill's Science Diet Winner's Circle Awards on February 5, 1993 at the New York Hilton Hotel in New York City.
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Mary Tyler Moore attends the New York Women in Film & Television's 16th Annual Muse Awards on December 17, 1996 at the New York Hilton Hotel in New York City.
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Mary Tyler Moore attends the 13th Annual Television Academy Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on November 1, 1997 at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, California.
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Mary Tyler Moore attends the 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 13, 1998 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
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Mary Tyler Moore at the Academy of Television Arts and Science's 'Television Night at the Bowl' at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California on August 26, 2001.
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Mary Tyler Moore attends the Fifth Annual ASPCA Bergh Ball on April 25, 2002 at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.
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Mary Tyler Moore during Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary With 90 Stars for 90 Years at Paramount Pictures in July 2002 in Los Angeles, California.
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Mary Tyler Moore arrives at the 'CBS At 75' celebration at the Hammerstein Ballroom November 2, 2003 in New York City.
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Mary Tyler Moore arrives at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre on September 21, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
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Mary Tyler Moore coming out of the Late Show with David Letterman in NYC on March 24, 2009.
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Mary Tyler Moore attends Betty White's 90th Birthday: 'A Tribute To America's Golden Girl' at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel on January 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
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