Marlo Thomas Reflects On Mary Tyler Moore's Passing

Mary Tyler Moore's influence on women in Hollywood is ever-reaching, and with her recent passing, some of our own MAKERS, like actress and activist Marlo Thomas, are taking moments to reflect on Moore's influence.

Read below to see Thomas' statement published on Thrive Global, MAKER Arianna Huffington's latest platform for health and wellness.

"It's hard to believe that Mary's gone. I know how difficult these last few years have been for her and her family. We never worked together, but the TV shows we did during those early days of the feminist movement fit together like a puzzle. I’ve been thinking about those times since I heard the news. My character on “That Girl” had ventured into a new place for women on television  —  America’s workforce. Then Mary Richards carried that baton to WJM-TV in Minneapolis, where she stepped up to issues that were on minds of real women across the country  —  from equal pay to equal say. It was an exciting time to be on television, and in that way, I feel that Mary and I were sisters in spirit. May God bless her soul."

Check out Thomas' exclusive MAKERS story in the video player above.

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