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Mary Tyler Moore 'Recovering Nicely' from Head Surgery

Mary Tyler Moore 'Recovering Nicely' from Head Surgery

Originally posted 05/13/2011 05:15PM

Mary Tyler Moore underwent a four-hour operation to remove a benign tumor on the lining tissue of the skull, her rep tells PEOPLE.

"According to her surgeon, she tolerated the procedure without difficulty and is recovering nicely with her husband at her bedside," the rep says.

In what was described as a fairly routine procedure, the tumor, called a meningioma, was entirely removed, and the actress, 73, is "will require no additional treatment," the rep adds. – Julie Jordan

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Mary Tyler Moore Set for Brain Surgery

Mary Tyler Moore Set for Brain Surgery

Originally posted 05/12/2011 08:00AM

Mary Tyler Moore has elected to undergo surgery to remove a meningioma, a benign tumor of the lining tissue of the brain, her rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.

"At the recommendation of her neurologist, who has been monitoring this for years, and a neurosurgeon, Mary decided to proceed with this fairly routine procedure," says the rep.

The veteran star – who in the '60s as Laura Petrie on the The Dick Van Dyke Show was TV's first sexy suburban housewife, and then in the '70s as Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show was the prototypical single career woman – most recently did a guest spot opposite her friend (and MTM Show costar) Betty White on the season premiere of Hot in Cleveland.

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