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6/26/2013 6:00:00 AM
Moore and Burnett share their stories

BLYTHE - In the last quarter of the 1900's television was maturing with more shows being broadcast in color and a greater array of show formats available to choose from; everything from westerns to mysteries to family shows to drama to musicals to comedy - you name it. Two of the most beloved female comediennes of all times, Mary Tyler Moore and Carol Burnett, established themselves as the top funny personalities of the day, a position that they still command.

Now it is nostalgia time, with each one sharing memories of her early years in show business. Both make numerous references to the Los Angeles area, so if you are familiar with the Los Angeles area you will recognize the places they mention.

In Growing Up Again Mary Tyler Moore tells how she was trained as a classic dancer, which formed the basis of who she is. Then in 1969 she was diagnosed as diabetic after miscarrying a baby boy, turning her world upside down. At that time diabetes treatment was in its infancy: there was only one type of insulin and one type of strip test.

Growing Up Again is the tale of learning how to manage diabetes while being "on stage" at all times. The index is densely packed with absolutely everything you need to know about diabetes along with a dozen pages of references to support agencies.

If you need help in any area of diabetes management, these are the pages to turn to.

Growing Up Again by Mary Tyler Moore is in the Palo Verde Valley Library on their biography shelf under 923 MOORE,

Carol Burnett's book, Carrie and Me, is basically a biography of her first-born child, Carrie Hamilton. Carrie was a free spirit, beloved by everyone who knew her. At a time when troubles were kept private, Carol and Carrie went public with Carrie's drug addiction and recovery.

Carrie's adult life was one of sobriety where she supported herself as an actress, artist, writer, musician and director. Mother and daughter co-wrote a Broadway play, "Hollywood Arms," sending drafts back and forth to each other as Carrie drove from the west coast to the east coast, experiencing life along the way. Sadly, Carrie passed away at 38 years of age, leaving Hollywood Arms, which was under a timed deadline, unfinished. Carol finished it with a lot of what-would- Carrie-have-said moments. The play was a successful Broadway production.

When Carrie passed away she left behind, unfinished, Sunrise in Memphis, a story of compassion and care. In tribute to her memory, mother Carol completed it as far as Carrie's notes could take her. The results are included at the end of Carrie and Me.

Carrie and Me can be found on the new bookshelves under 923 BURNE. Be sure to read this story of the enduring love between mother and daughter. Do not skip page 80 where you will learn about the Duck's Elevator at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn.

It's getting warm. The Palo Verde Valley Library opens at 10 each morning, except Sunday. Getting your reading material before noon will give you an excuse to curl up in the afternoon with a good book and a cool fan or a/c.

The Palo Verde Valley Library is at the corner of Broadway and Chanslorway in Blythe. 760-922-5371.

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Posted: Monday, July 1, 2013
Article comment by: Old Timer

A lot of teenage boys always seemed to be home when the Dick Van Dyke show came on. No mystery there. Mary was the Elizabeth Taylor of Television in the B&W days.

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