The actress Mary Tyler Moore had a life surrounded by scandals. She discovers the whole truth in the new HBO Max movie.
The original HBO documentary, BEING MARY TYLER MOORE, directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker James Adolphus (“Soul of a Nation”). It is produced by Lena Waithe (“A Thousand and One”), Debra Martin Chase (“Harriet”), and Ben Selkow (“HBO’s Q: Into The Storm”). It premieres on Friday, May 26, at 9:00 pm. on HBO and HBO Max. The film already made its world premiere at the 2023 SXSW Festival.
With unprecedented access to the extensive archive of Mary Tyler Moore, BEING MARY TYLER MOORE presents the screen icon with an artistic career spanning over sixty years. It weaves Moore’s personal narrative with the rhythm of his professional achievements. The film highlights the innovative roles of him. It highlights the indelible impact she had on the generations of women that followed her.
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Moore’s career broke boundaries at different times. especially in his papers comedians as Laura Petrie on the 1960s sitcom, “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” Also, as professional bachelorette Mary Richards on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in the 1970s. These put her at the forefront of the female representation on television. Recognizing that much of herself was woven into her characters, she struggled behind the scenes, dealing in private with immeasurable tragedy in her personal life, some of which was echoed in her portrayal of a grieving mother in the film “Gente Como Uno.” , for which she was nominated for an Oscar in 1980.
In the last thirty-five years of his life, Moore went through a transformative period of self-discovery, moving to the city of NY, found true love and became an impactful global advocate for diabetes research. BEING MARY TYLER MOORE documents the life of a complex artist who changed the dynamics of how women were portrayed on television, who had a far-reaching influence on the business through her own production company and helped bring about a huge change through his work as International President of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
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American actress and commediene Mary Tyler Moore (as Mary Richards) smiles broadly as she sits at a desk in a scene from ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ (also known as ‘Mary Tyler Moore’), Los Angeles, California, 1970. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
lending their voices to movie are family members, colleagues, and those whose lives were impacted by Mary Tyler Moore, including directors Rob Reiner, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, and Jim Burrows; actors Ed Asner, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lena Waithe, Phylicia Rashad, Bernadette Peters, and Joel Grey; writers and producers Allan Burns, James L. Brooks, Norman Lear, Debra Martin Chase, Treva Silverman, Susan Silver, and Moore’s husband, Dr. S. Robert Levine.
HBO Documentary Films presents BEING MARY TYLER MOORE in association with FIFTH SEASON; A Hillman Grad, Debra Martin Chase, The Mission Entertainment and Good Trouble Studios production. Directed by James Adolphus; produced by Ben Selkow, James Adolphus, Lena Waithe, Rishi Rajani, Debra Martin Chase, Andrew C. Coles, Laura Gardner; executive produced by S. Robert Levine, MD and Michael Bernstein, and HBO executive producers Nancy Abraham and Lisa Heller; coordinating producer, Anna Klein.