I was very saddened to hear the news that upset America this week, the death of Mary Tyler Moore.
Because TV is so powerful this woman had an influence on me since I was 6 years old when I first saw her on TV. The very thought, the very vision of her makes me smile with wonderful memories.
In my view Mary Tyler Moore was her terrific best as a performer in the Dick Van Dyke Show.
The Dick Van Dyke Show was brilliant featuring Moore and a super supporting cast.
Moore appeared in Elvis’ last non-concert, non-documentary film.
She talked about it on Larry King’s TV show. The video clip is no longer available. But Moore said that she recalls Elvis saying he slept with all his leading ladies except one, and she knew who that one was.
“What was I thinking?” said Moore.
She also said Elvis didn’t act like a star’s star, was very nice, and called her ma’am.
One of the songs included in the film was “Rubberneckin.” It was the flip side of another Elvis hit that went to #6 on the Billboard chart.
In 2003, a remix of “Rubberneckin” was released as a single that was very popular.
Here’s a clip of the original recording from the movie.
The new mix: