Mary Tyler Moore Undergoes Brain Surgery; Prognosis Excellent

May 12, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Multiple Emmy-winning TV star Mary Tyler Moore was set to undergo brain surgery today to remove a benign tumor called a meningioma, reports People magazine.

"At the recommendation of her neurologist, who has been monitoring this for years, and a neurosurgeon, Mary decided to proceed with this fairly routine procedure," said her press representative.

Moore recently appeared with former co-star Betty White on TV Land’s "Hot In Cleveland." Among Moore’s familiar roles were Laura Petrie on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and Mary Richards on “Mary Tyler Moore,” which also starred White.

The latest of Moore’s many Emmys was for the Lifetime production “Stolen Babies” in 1993.

She was nominated for an Oscar in 1981 for “Ordinary People.”

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