…After All

There are so many amazing citizens in America who’s life achievements have changed the country and the world. Our ESL students know many of them well for their contributions to culture in America through television and movies. Hancock International College is sad to say we’ve lost another great today… Mary Tyler Moore has passed away and so our international students know more about her I’d like to share some of the article about her from nbcnews.com.

“Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine,” said her longtime representative Mara Buxbaum. ‘A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile.’

Moore became known for two beloved characters that spurned the traditional view of a women’s roles in the home or the workforce, inspiring a generation along the way…

In its seven years on CBS, ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ won 29 Emmys, a total that has only been surpassed by ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Frasier’ and Game of Thrones.’ Moore won seven Emmys and earned an Oscar nomination for her 1980 role in ‘Ordinary People.’

…Moore was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1936 and grew up in Los Angeles. She started her career in showbiz as a dancer for TV commercials before she was discovered by ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’…

Moore then appeared on the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” in 1970, which included the iconic opening sequence of her tossing her hat. Though the show ended in 1977, it has been remembered for its feminist themes that offered a look at a new, modern American womanhood.

At age 33, she was diagnosed with diabetes, which she suffered from for the rest of her life. In recent years, the disease had left her blind, but she nevertheless remained a staunch advocate for diabetes research and the search for a cure. She served as the international chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and wrote a memoir titled “Growing Up Again: Life, Loves, and Oh Yeah, Diabetes” in 2009.” (nbcnews.com)

Read the whole article here:

http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/celebrity/mary-tyler-moore-television-legend-dead-80-n712146

Idiom of the Day

Make It
Meaning: To manage to arrive at a place or go to an event.

Example: She made it to the airport just in time to catch her plane. We’re having a party on Saturday – can you make it?

Meaning 2: To be successful, especially in a career.

Example: Now he’s got his own TV show he feels as though he’s really made it. (sometimes + as ) She hasn’t got a hope of making it as a dancer.