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A posters series tribute to the late Mary Tyler Moore. 

She could turn the world on with her smile. The iconic Mary Tyler Moore passed away in early 2017 at the age of 80. Moore played the spunky news producer Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 70s and as Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show in the 60s. She also starred in the film Ordinary People and was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role. She left a huge legacy. These posters were created to honor her rich contributions to pop culture and society. 

Happy Hotpoint Poster

Moore decided at age 17 that she wanted to be a dancer. Her television career began with her first job as "Happy Hotpoint," a tiny elf dancing on Hotpoint appliances in TV commercials during the 1950s series Ozzie and Harriet. After appearing in 39 Hotpoint commercials in five days, she received approximately $6,000. She became pregnant while still working as "Happy," and Hotpoint ended her work when it was too difficult to conceal her pregnancy with the elf costume.

Laura Petrie Poster

In 1961, Moore was casted as Laura Petrie in The Dick Van Dyke Show. This particular poster features a scene from Season 2 Episode 20 "It May Look Like a Walnut." In this classic, Rob has a dream - inspired by a late-night horror movie on TV - involving walnuts, missing thumbs, and a creature named Kolac. And no one could ever forget Laura's famous cry "Oh, Rob!" 

Mary Richards Poster

In 1970, Moore and husband Grant Tinker successfully pitched a sitcom centered on Moore to CBSThe Mary Tyler Moore Show became a half-hour newsroom sitcom featuring Ed Asner as her gruff boss Lou Grant. Moore plays an associate producer at WJM-TV in Minneapolis. The poster features several items from the show, including the newsroom clocks, dead Chuckles the Clown (you gotta see the episode), Mimsie the cat and of course her iconic hat that she threw in the air during the opening credits. 

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