Mary Tyler Moore has turned the world on with her smile and talent for the last half-century, first as Laura Petrie in the 1961-66 CBS classic sitcom “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and then as Mary Richards, a single woman working as a producer in a Minneapolis TV station, in the award-winning 1970-77 CBS comedy “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” Along the way, she earned seven Emmy Awards, an Academy Award nomination for her dramatic turn in the 1980 best picture Oscar winner “Ordinary People” and a Tony for her role on Broadway in “Whose Life Is It, Anyway?” Moore, 74, added another accolade Thursday when the Screen Actors Guild announced she would receive its 2011 Life Achievement Award. The honor will be handed out during the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 29, airing on TBS and TNT. Previous recipients of the Life Achievement Award include Charles Durning, Ernest Borgnine and Betty White. … John Galliano’s drunken anti-Semitic ravings cost him his job at Paris luxury house Christian Dior and gave him a criminal record but didn’t land him in jail, a Paris court ruled Thursday. The court found Galliano guilty on two counts of “public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity” — charges that carry a maximum sentence of six months in prison and fines of up to 20,000 euros. The three-magistrate panel sentenced the legendary designer to a 6,000-euro suspended fine, but no prison time. … Rock icon Buddy Holly was awarded a Hollywood Walk of Fame star Wednesday. The Lubbock, Texas-born musician whose influential hits included “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Oh, Boy!” and “Rave On,” was killed in a plane crash at the age of 21 on Feb. 3, 1959.
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Posted Sept. 08, 2011, at 5:34 p.m.