The Screen Actors Guild award nominations will be announced tomorrow but in the meantime TV legend Mary Tyler Moore has been announced as this years SAG Lifetime Achievement recipient. It will be presented to her at the SAG ceremony on Jan 29, handing it to her will be Dick Van Dyke a former co-star and dear friend.
Tyler Moore starred in and created her own series “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” from 1970-77, successful spin-offs from that show were “Rhoda” starring Valerie Harper (74-78), “Phyllis” starring Cloris Leachman (75-77) and “Lou Grant” starring Ed Asner (77-82). Her production company MTM also produced “The Bob Newhart Show”, “WKRP In Cincinnati”, “Hill Street Blues” and “St. Elsewhere”. She has won countless Emmy awards and was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Robert Redford’s “Ordinary People”. One of her co-stars Betty White received the same honour from SAG in 2009.
A statue of Mary Tyler Moore in Minneapolis at the site of the famous “hat toss” scene from the opening credits of the hit show.