Valerie Harper, Dick Van Dyke and more gather for intimate memorial of Mary Tyler Moore
The star-studded tribute was a fitting way to say goodbye.
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While the world mourned the loss of Adam West over the weekend, another TV legend was also remembered by friends and family.
Nearly six months after her death, Mary Tyler Moore received an intimate, star-studded memorial featuring former costars like Dick Van Dyke, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman and Ed Asner.
Dick Van Dyke, Moore's costar on The Dick Van Dyke Show, talked about what it was like to work with the actress. At one point, Van Dyke called Moore his "work wife" and compared her to his "Ginger Rogers."
Oprah Winfrey also spoke at the memorial, saying she was inspired to take ownership of her own brand just like Moore created MTM Enterprises in 1969. Back in 1997, Moore famously surprised Winfrey on her talk show.
In a touching moment, Moore's close friends, actress Bernadette Peters, lead the crowd in a sing-along to "Love Is All Around," the theme song to The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
Other guests included Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Tinker (son of Moore's ex husband Grant Tinker), Wendie Malick, Jane Leeves and Eric Laneuville.
Moore died in January at the age of 80 due to complications with pneumonia and diabetes.