Did Mary Tyler Moore Undergo Plastic Surgery?
Mary Tyler Moore had been acting in sitcoms for many years. If you are a big fan of television dramas, you would have watched Mary Tyler Moore in action. As she aged, netizens and fans started to speculate on the sudden growth of her cheeks. Her before and after photos show significant differences in her appearance. But before we dwell into her facial changes, let’s trace Mary Tyler Moore’s career over the years.
About Mary Tyler Moore
For those who do not know who is Mary Tyler Moore. She was a popular American actress. Her self titled sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which ran from 1970 to 1977, captured the hearts of many audiences.
Before 1970, Mary Tyler Moore also played the role of a hardworking homemaker, Laura Petrie, in the show The Dick Van Dyke Show from 1961 to 1966.
Watch this video that traces the career of Mary Tyler Moore from the 1930s. This is a MUST WATCH if you want to know about the early life of Mary Tyler Moore:
One of her greatest achievements was being nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actress. That nomination was in 1980 for her role in the movie Ordinary People.
Though she did not win any Academy Award, Mary Tyler Moore won a total of 7 Emmy Awards. Her contributions to television was recognised by her induction into the Television Hall of Fame in 1986. She was so loved by her fans in Minneapolis that a statue of her was erected at Nicollet Mall in Minneapolis.
Mary Tyler Moore Birth and Death
Mary Tyler Moore was born on December 29, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York City. She passed away on January 25, 2017 in Greenwich, Connecticut. The cause of her death was cardiopulmonary arrest resulting from pneumonia.
Mary Tyler Moore Changes Over The Years
Mary Tyler Moore in The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966)
Mary Tyler Moore introduced herself to the world in The Dick Van Dyke Show. She was considered by many as one of the most beautiful women on television at that time.
Her wide smiles and energetic personality created a loyal following for the show. The Dick Van Dyke Show made huge strides for Moore in the entertainment industry. The pressure was on to keep herself looking beautiful always.
During the 1960s, plastic surgery was not an option. Plastic surgery was still in its infancy and there were not many celebrities who opted to go under the knife. What you see in the picture is what you get.
Mary Tyler Moore in The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977)
The 70s was a decade when the Sex Pistols were born, platform shoes were popular and Saturday Night Fever was the main event of the week.
At the same time, Mary Tyler Moore had her biggest breakthrough starring in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The half hour drama series about a single working woman’s daily routine became extremely popular.
Part of the reason why the show was so popular was because it challenged the traditional role of a woman in the house. The Mary Tyler Moore Show demonstrated that women could also play an important role in the workforce.
After winning 29 Emmys, The Mary Tyler Moore Show came to an end. Mary Tyler Moore became a household name and a heroine of sorts for many working women. Here is a shot of Mary Tyler Moore as Mary Richards.
In the 1970s, her hairstyle proved very popular. Those curls at the ends were fashionable. Mary Tyler Moore was not only loved for her beauty, but also for her charisma.
Her smile was infectious. Everything about her was perfect at that time. Check out her set of perfect teeth!
Life After The Mary Tyler Moore Show
After huge success with The Mary Tyler Moore show, things did not stay rosy for Moore. Her subsequent shows, Mary and The Mary Tyler Moore Hour, were short-lived as rating were poor.
But Mary Tyler Moore was a strong woman who refused to give up. She showed her incredible mental strength by picking herself up and trying again. In fact, she earned a nomination in the Oscars for the Best Actress Award in 1980 for her role in Ordinary People. For her impeccable acting, she won the a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Here is a shot of Moore after winning the Award.
The picture above shows Mary Tyler Moore looking slightly unnatural. Though the Golden Globe Award might come as a surprise to her, her cheeks were never lifted so high.
Take a look at her photo in 1971 and compare to the above photo. You can see a dramatic difference in her cheek volume.
Coincidentally, bovine collagen was approved by FDA in 1981. It is a form of facial filler to enhance the looks of a person.
Up till today, there is no definite explanation for her puffy cheeks. But it’s hard to believe she got her puffy cheeks through natural means.
Mary Tyler Moore in Films
Many regard Mary Tyler Moore as a television star. That is not true. Moore’s achievements were not confined to television drama serials.
Traditionally, the transition from being a television star to a film star is an uphill task.
Even today, we witness instances of failed transitions.
Being a popular actress of a drama series does not guarantee box office success. Mary Tyler Moore proved that she was box office material in Ordinary People, despite many setbacks.
The most amazing thing was Moore went back to television and won more awards.
In 1993, Moore won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 1993. She played the role of Mary Todd Lincoln in Stolen Babies.
Here is a photo of her receiving the Award at the 45th Annual Emmy Awards in Pasadena California.
By 1993, Mary Tyler Moore was aged 57 but not looking a year older than a 50 year old. Her efforts to keep herself looking young was amazing.
When you compare her photo in 1993 and 1981, she seemed to have turned back her biological clock! She looked much younger despite being 12 years older.
While they say wrinkles are the worst enemies of women, Mary Tyler Moore was having only slight wrinkles on her face. In short, her face looked natural in 1993. No obvious signs of plastic surgery or facial filler use.
Watch Mary Tyler Moore being interviewed by Larry King in 1995 (below) . Did she look natural then?
Mary Tyler Moore in the late 1990s and Early 2000s
Mary Tyler Moore’s vegetarian lifestyle was an inspiration to many. Using her celebrity status, Moore influenced many to be more kind towards animals.
Moore’s guest appearance on the Ellen sitcom in 1996 reinforced her staunch beliefs. Moore praised Ellen’s effort to rescue a lobster in her short appearance. Here is a short snippet of Moore’s appearance (REAL FUNNY) :
You can see Moore’s talent in acting shining through. Despite laying low in the 1990s, Moore’s appearance on the Ellen sitcom reminded us of her ability to adapt to every acting assignment.
Below is a shot of Mary Tyler Moore at the 14th Annual TV Academy Hall of Fame Awards in 1999. Compared to her appearance on Ellen, she looked much younger. This led to much gossip about her use of facial fillers or botox.
Watch of Video of Mary Tyler Moore with Dick Van Dyke on Larry King Show in 1999:
As the internet was till at its infancy, such plastic surgery gossip was not widespread. But you can tell that Mary Tyler Moore managed to remove much of her facial wrinkles away.
Whether its fillers or Botox, only Moore knew. All we can say is that she did a tremendous job.
Mary Tyler Moore in the mid 2000s
Mary Tyler Moore’s contributions were not confined to the entertainment industry. She put her celebrity status to great use towards greater care for animals.
She was also a strong supporter of charities like ASPCA and Farm Sanctuary. Here is a shot taken in 2007 where Moore attended a dog and cat adopt-a-thon in New York.
Looking at the picture, don’t you agree that she looked amazingly young for a woman aged 71? Could it be due to facial fillers or botox? What is your opinion?
Mary Tyler Moore in the late 2000s till Recent times
By the late 2000s, Mary Tyler Moore was more focused on her own interests and mission than entertainment.
Here is a photo taken in 2009 where Moore was awaiting to testify on Type 1 Diabetes Research.
The picture shows Mary Tyler Moore years younger than her actual age. Her smooth forehead and wrinkle-free cheeks had many observers talking about her anti-aging methods.
However, there are some who think that Mary Tyler Moore used clever and thick makeup to cover those aging lines. What do you think?
Mary Tyler Moore continued to be recognised in the acting industry. In 2012, the Screen Actors Guild Awards gave away the Lifetime Achievement Award to Moore. Here are two photos taken around Sept 2011:
These photos show two imbalanced cheeks on Mary Tyler Moore. During her entire career, Mary Tyler Moore has never admitted to any plastic surgery.
However, these shots showed that she might have undergone some plastic surgery. Possible procedures include cheek fillers, facelifts, nose jobs and lip augmentation.
Another explanation was that Mary Tyler Moore suffered a major fall over her Golden Retriever dog, resulting in her swollen face.
Which is more believable? Did she undergo the knife? Or did she suffered a major fall?
By 2013, Mary Tyler Moore appeared frail and weak. The surgery to remove a brain tumour has taken its toll on her. In the photo below shot in 2013, you can tell that Moore was looking weaker than two years ago.
But the picture proved one thing. It proved that her “bloated left cheek” could well be the result of a fall. Why? Because the “swelling” has gone down considerably in this 2013 photo.
Mary Tyler Moore Death in 2017
Sadly, Mary Tyler Moore died on January 25, 2017. She accomplished many achievements in her entertainment career and should be remembered as such.
Even the greatest talkshow host of all time, Oprah Winfrey, held Mary Tyler Moore in such high regard. Here is Oprah coming to tears when Moore surprised her in her show in 1997.
After Moore’s death, Oprah paid tribute to Moore’s lifetime achievements. Watch the Oprah’s tribute to Moore below:
Whether Mary Tyler Moore underwent plastic surgery or not, she contributed immensely to our working lives today. By championing for women through her role in The Mary Tyler Moore show, she left a lasting legacy in employment practices.
Let’s all remember her for her achievements rather than speculating on her plastic surgeries.