After All

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Dell, 1996 - Performing Arts - 415 pages
She was America's darling: actress, producer, star of the golden age oftelevision. Her work on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "The Mary TylerMoore Show" garnered multiple Emmys, followed by critical acclaim for heracting on Broadway and in film. Now, in her witty, candid, heartbreakingautobiography, Mary Tyler Moore tells all, about...the Dick Van Dyke nobodyknows...Elvis, her sly, seductive co-star in" Change of Habit" CarlReiner taught her to cry while being funny...Robert Redford's confession aftercasting her in "Ordinary People"...about then-first Lady Betty Ford'sinebriated debut on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show", and years later, herphone call that saved Mary's life.

Mary spares nothing as she recounts her traumatic childhood, twofailed marriages, her own alcoholism, the tragic death of her son, and herthird, happy marriage to a cardiologist eighteen years her junior. Moving, inspiring, and brutally frank, "After All" will touch every reader's heartand soul.

The "New York Times" Bestseller

"Mesmerizing...Fans will love Moore's behind-the-scenes reminiscences".
-- "San Francisco Chronicle"

"One of the top ten books of the year"
-- "Entertainment Weekly"

"A scalding American memoir".
-- "The Washington Post"

" "After All", thank God, is not a typical celebrity autobiography...From[this] book alone, you can learn a lot about the art of comedy andacting...These insights and others place her book up there with my two favoritetheatrical autobiographies "The Long-Distance Runner" by Tony Richardsonand "The Moon's a Balloon" by David Niven".
-- "The New York Times Book Review"

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Mary's book is laid out chronologically. She doesn't sidestep any of the tough or ugly parts of her life, having come to terms with such things over the years. She has lost her niece, her son, and ... Read full review


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Mary Tyler Moore was born in Brooklyn Heights, New York on December 29, 1936. She was a seven-time Emmy Award-winning actress, Tony Award recipient, Academy Award nominee, and a longtime activist and fund-raiser for diabetes research. She was best known for the television shows The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966) and The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970-1977). She received a Golden Globe award for her role as Beth Jarrett in the movie Ordinary People and Tony Award for her performance on Broadway as a quadriplegic who wanted to die in Whose Life Is It, Anyway? She received a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild in 2012. She wrote several books including After All and Growing up Again: Life, Loves, and Oh Yeah, Diabetes. She died of cardiopulmonary arrest on January 25, 2017 at the age of 80.

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