Being Mary Tyler Moore, which examines the Emmy-winning career as well as the private life of the late Mary Tyler Moore, will make its debut on HBO May 26 and will also stream on Max.
Weaving Moore’s personal narrative with her professional accomplishments, the documentary also highlights the impact she had on generations of women. James Adolphus (Soul of a Nation) directs.
Among those interviewed for the film are directors Rob Reiner, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, and Jim Burrows; actors Ed Asner, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lena Waithe, Phylicia Rashad, Bernadette Peters, and Joel Grey; writers and producers Allan Burns, James L. Brooks, Norman Lear, Debra Martin Chase, Treva Silverman, and Susan Silver; and Moore’s husband, Dr. S. Robert Levine.
Best known for her Emmy-winning work on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show as well as her Oscar-nominated performance in Ordinary People, Moore's Broadway credits included Breakfast at Tiffany's, Whose Life Is It Anyway?, and Sweet Sue. She received a 1980 Special Tony Award for Whose Life Is It Anyway? With long-time friend Peters, Moore co-founded animal adoption non-profit Broadway Barks and was a frequent appearance at their annual events.
Being Mary Tyler Moore is produced by Ben Selkow, James Adolphus, Waithe, Rishi Rajani, Chase, Andrew C. Coles, and Laura Gardner and executive-produced by Levine and Michael Bernstein.