Sunday, January 29, 2017
Mary Tyler Moore, the actress who died last Wednesday, wasn't Jewish. But she marrried Dr. Robert Levine in a ceremony performed by a rabbi at the Pierre Hotel, a marriage that lasted 33 years.
One of the episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show, where she starred as Van Dyke's TV wife, centered around a Bar Mitzvah. Titled Buddy Sorrell, Man and Boy, it featured comedian Morey Amsterdam as a man who, deprived of a Bar Mitzvah as a boy, secretly studied with a rabbi to give his mother some belated nachas.
Moore made an appearance on the very first episode of Shalom Sesame, where she got a Hebrew lesson from a girl named Maya.
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