That would be Mary Tyler Moore, who, sadly, died yesterday. A childhood hero, a role model and a true icon, her portrayal of Mary Richards inspired me to want to be her and convinced an entire generation of women, that yes, we could make it after all. Thank you, Mary, for your grace, your incredible wit and especially for all the laughs. You will be missed.
I also posted about Mary this week because she played such a big role in my life. Her characters were not only entertaining, they were socially important. Laura Petrie and Mary Richards added to the cultural conversation about women’s roles at home and in the office. Glad to see you add your voice on her sad passing.