Mary Tyler Moore scheduled for brain surgery

By Alexandra Heilbron on May 13, 2011 | 8 Comments

TV icon Mary Tyler Moore, 74, is scheduled for brain surgery to remove a meningioma tumor, Moore’s spokeswoman, Alla Plotkin, said Thursday. Her doctors have been aware of the tumor for quite some time, but decided not to remove it right away because it was benign. They have been monitoring its growth and have decided to operate because they believe it is pressing on Moore’s brain, which can cause problems such as seizures and memory loss. The prognosis for meningioma removal is generally successful depending on the condition of the patient before surgery and the size and location of the tumor. Elizabeth Taylor had a meningioma removed successfully 10 years ago. Moore rose to fame on The Dick Van Dyke Show in the 1960s, before going on to star in her own hit TV series The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s. She was nominated in 1981 for an Oscar for her role in Robert Redford’s Ordinary People.

Comments & Discussion

  1. mandee • May 13, 2011 @ 8:23 PM

    i wish her a speedy recovery, and not being rude but i really hope she survives the surgery at her age. it is just a lot of trauma and stress for anyone, and im not sure if she would be strong enough to survive it.

  2. Morris • May 13, 2011 @ 8:24 PM

    I love her, she’s amazing. Wishing her a speedy recovery too!

  3. mandee • May 13, 2011 @ 8:25 PM

    ps, whats everyones opinion on the wedding movie? i couldnt pick one because mines a tie between

    the wedding singer
    27 dresses
    my best friends wedding
    bride wars
    the wedding date

  4. Kate • May 14, 2011 @ 6:40 AM

    My god mandee 74 isnt old now..and yes she is in great shape ..better than some 30 yr olds..she will do fine

  5. mandee • May 14, 2011 @ 7:26 AM

    i didnt mean for it to sound like i think shes “old” i just mean, most 70+ year old wouldnt be able to handle a surgery at that age, my mom isnt even in her 70s and she doesnt think she would survive a surgery.

  6. Bethany • May 14, 2011 @ 1:40 PM

    She’s a TV icon! I used to love her show and still watch it in reruns. I wish her the best.

  7. Olive • May 14, 2011 @ 11:10 PM

    I dont know who she is, but i hope she survives.

  8. C-Dub • May 16, 2011 @ 8:11 PM

    I used to think she was super hot when she was on the Dick Van Dyke show. And I’m sure she will pull through no problem. Sh is in great health otherwise.

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