Mary Tyler Moore To Undergo Brain Surgery
First Published: May 12, 2011 1:57 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- A representative for Mary Tyler Moore says the veteran sitcom star will have surgery to remove a tumor.
Spokeswoman Alla Plotkin says Moore’s doctors recommended the elective procedure after monitoring the tumor for some time. Plotkin did not say when the surgery would take place.
It would remove a meningioma, a slow-growing tumor in the membranes that cover the brain. Meningiomas usually occur in older adults and are mostly benign.
The 74-year-old Moore gained stardom as a modern suburban housewife on the 1960s comedy “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” then went on to headline her own successful series as a single woman pursuing a career.
Moore’s plan to have the surgery was first reported on People magazine’s website.
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