Mary Tyler Moore's Height
5ft 7in (170 cm)
American actress best known for The Mary Tyler Moore show. In film she has appeared in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ordinary People and Change of Habit. In a 1988 Miami Herald interview, talking about the movie Lincoln, Moore said: "I'm 5ft 7 so I wore flats".
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Arch Stanton said on 17/Dec/15
She looked taller than Julie Andrews in Thoroughly Modern Minnie I thought, she looked around 5 ft 8 in it.
richinkle said on 9/Jun/15
This seems about right. All of the actresses I thought were 5'-8" ten plus years ago, are turning out to be only 5'-7", including Mary Tyler Moore, Lucille Ball and Julie Andrews.
Throughout a 1979 episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Hour" with 67-year old guest starring Lucille Ball, 42-year old Moore looks nearly 1" taller. But, a quick glimpse at Moore's shoes shows about a 1" advantage.
At the end of the show, when the two are dancing side by side in the same shoes, they are identical in height, even given Ball's advanced age.
Jeremy said on 6/May/14
In Thoroughly Modern Millie, Mary and Julie Andrews looked very similar height range.
dicksock said on 7/Oct/11
She's more like 5'6". Funny how Hulk Hogan claims he's 6'5" now, yet he's listed at 6'3.5" here. But somehow the validity of Mary Tyler Moore's claim goes unquestioned...
richinkle said on 5/May/11
In the posting below, it was Lucille Ball who was Mary Tyler Moore's guest on her show, at the age of 67 or 68. They were almost exactly the same height.
richinkle said on 29/Apr/11
I always thought Mary Tyler Moore was about 5'-8". But, now I believe 5'-7" is more accurate.
I just watched a 1979 episode of the ill-fated Mary Tyler Moore Hour. A 67-year old guest starred with 42 year old Mary Tyler Moore. Throughout, they look very close to the same height, with Moore about an inch taller. But, then I noticed that Moore's heel was at least an inch higher.
At the end of the show they do a song and dance, side by side, and wearing the same heel. 68 year old Ball and 42 year old Moore appeared to be exactly the same height.
Lucie Arnaz insists her mother was 5'-7 1/2", which Ball states in her autobiography. This shows she was at least 5'-7" at the age of 67.
In lower heels, with about a 1" heel advantage, Moore stood about the same height as costars Ron Riflkin and Michael Keaton, perhaps a hair under. In the same heels, she also stood about the same height as co-star Joyce Van Patten, who stood about the same height as Ball in "Mame".
Mary Tyler Moore, Lucille Ball and Joyce Van Patten were all about 5'-7" in 1979.
Michael Keaton and Ron Rifkin both stood about 5'-8 1/2".
me said on 1/Feb/11
Dick Van Dyle was not 6.1. He was only a few inches taller than MTM. 5.10 the most. Elvis seems much taller than MTM and dick van dyke ever was wearing only canvas shoes in the movie "change of habit".
Editor Rob said on 6/Sep/06
To back up what Frank2 said...
In a 1988 miami herald interview, talking about Lincoln, Moore said: "I'm 5ft 7 so I wore flats"
Frank2 said on 8/Mar/06
Mary was 5'7" in her youth. That's what TV Guide said back then. I went and watched the old Dick Van Dyke show filmed at Desilu Cahuenga and noticed she was about 5'7". Van Dyke was about 6'1". Back then they had a jazz group playing in between camera setups and they filmed the entire show in less than an hour which compared to today's unfunny sitcoms is in record time. Those were the days!
Mr. Awesome said on 22/Jul/05
Ok, here's a little story for you guys...my manager at work says he's met Mary Tyler Moore various times, becasue she lives in the area where his sister works in NY. He insists that each time he's seen her, he's been taller. A fellow co-worker and myself, measured him at work on July 4 when the store was empty and we were bored, and he was 5'6.25'' right on the dot without shoes. Now I trust him, as he's a great guy who's very honest, fair, and an excellent dude to work for...It certainly wouldn't shock me for a woman of Moore's age to have lost a couple inches in height...so take it for what it's worth, folks...while we can't be certain that he was accurate in his assumptions that he was taller, I tend to believe him, since I know him well...
[Editor Rob: pictures from the last couple of years suggest to me that she's still in the 171-2cm range, not lost much to be honest...]