Picks and Pans Review: Talking With...Mary Tyler Moore
>The last time Mary Tyler Moore teamed up with an old castmate, to shoot the 2000 ABC movie Mary and Rhoda, she wound up breaking her wrist on the set. Filming a scene in Manhattan, "I did a complete belly flop on a sidewalk," she recalls. "It was painful." There were no mishaps this time around, as she reminisced with Valerie Harper, Ed Asner, Cloris Leach-man, Gavin MacLeod and Betty White for CBS's May 13 The Mary Tyler Moore Reunion. "We were well-contained inside a studio," says Moore with a laugh. Harder to contain has been the success of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which originally aired from 1970-77 and has found new fans in reruns airing on TV Land. "It's amazing. There are 9-and 10-year-olds who recognize me and want my autograph," says Moore, 65. Now living in Millbrook, N.Y., with her husband, cardiologist Robert Levine, 47, the actress admits she occasionally catches Mary reruns and finds she has forgotten the plot. "I say to myself, 'I wonder how they're going to get out of this one?' " And while she calls meeting up with her old costars for the special "great fun," she says it's also bittersweet since Ted Knight died of cancer in 1986. "He was such a good guy," says Moore of Knight, who played bumbling anchor Ted Baxter. "Every time we see each other we talk about how it seems only halfway right without him." Mark Dagostino
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