Picks and Pans Review: A Chat with ... Mary Tyler Moore

updated 04/06/2009 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/06/2009 01:00AM

>• The TV legend, 72, who has a new memoir out, shares her thoughts on:

HER DIABETES DIAGNOSIS AT 33 "I thought I'd have to recline on a chaise the rest of my life." Since then, "there have been challenges, but I've triumphed."

HER 25-YEAR MARRIAGE TO ROBERT LEVINE "I'm 18 years older. When we met, he wasn't sure who I was." Why it lasts? "He's a man of few words and strong arms."

HER MOST REWARDING ROLE "Beth [in Ordinary People], because I was an expert at playing kind and happy-go-lucky and it was so different."

PAL CLORIS LEACHMAN "She was wonderful on Dancing with the Stars! I don't think I'll do it, though. I get my kicks in other ways."

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