Mary Tyler Moore, the girl “who could turn the world on with her smile,” and an early pioneer of on-screen feminism, passed away on Wednesday 25th of January at age 80 at a Connecticut hospital after a long battle with diabetes.

Moore, who was born in 1936 in Brooklyn Heights, first rose to fame as a star of The Dick Van Dyke Show, for which she won two Emmys and one Golden Globe.

She reportedly is the first woman to have worn trousers on television rather than a skirt.

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