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February 9th, 2009
Rose Marie on Mary Tyler Moore

Rose Marie: She came on.  She was a very ambitious girl.  She came on, the first day of the set, and said, “I’m going to have my own company, called MTM.  And I’m going to have a little pussycat instead of a lion.  And I looked at her, and I said, “This is a first show.  This is a pilot.  We don’t even know whether this is gonna go.”  You know.  But she was very ambitious.  And she accomplished what she wanted to accomplish.   She went to– movies after that.  And then she did guest shots.  And then she went to Broadway and did a– Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  Which– was the– never got on.  And then she came back and she said she was gonna try and do another series. And she did her new– that series that became a– a hit.  And– as I say, very ambitious girl.  From the day one.  And– and very, very sure of herself, of what she was gonna do and how she was gonna do it.  And it all came out.  You know.

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