Quotes From 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' That Prove What A Badass Character Mary Was
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In devastating news, beloved screen queen Mary Tyler Moore passed away Jan. 25 at 80 years old, leaving millions of devoted fans behind. Most famously known for her work on the iconic The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and The Dick Van Dyke Show, Moore was a screen staple on the televisions of American families for decades.

While she'll be greatly missed by all those who loved her and all those were were lucky enough to know her, her work here will live on. As Mary Richards, a career-driven badass media executive on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Moore gave women a glimpse of how powerful and independent they could be in the 1970s. The type of fierce and bright role model she became for young women was important then and is important now.

To celebrate her life, here are a few quotes from The Mary Tyler Moore Show that prove she was the OG badass working girl — a character we can continue to aspire to, even now.

On Sexuality

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On Humor & The News

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On Being A Career Woman

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On Motherhood & Choices

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On Men In The Workplace

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On Sassy Good Fun

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