1970 - 1977 CAREER GAL Mary Tyler Moore's character — a single working woman in her who wasn't desperate to settle down with a fella — offered American women a much-needed role model. Maybe we could make it after all. Hats in the air, everyone!
Mary Tyler Moore - I wanted to grow up to be Mary Richards so badly. She was one of my strongest role models. And what it made it even better was the MTM was a really strong woman behind the whole series!
The Mary Tyler Moore Show - An American television sitcom created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that aired on CBS from 1970 to The program was a television breakthrough, with the first never-married, independent career woman as the central character.