TV legend Mary Tyler Moore died on January 25, 2017. She was 80. She’s known for her hit TV shows The Dick Van Dyke Show (Laura Petrie) and The Mary Tyler Show (Mary Richards). She also gave a stellar Oscar-nominated performance in the 1990 Robert Redford film Ordinary People.
Moore’s first appearance on television was in a black-and-white TV commercial for Hotpoint Appliances. Dressed in a unitard she danced and spoke as the Happy Hotpoint elf/fairy. The ad aired during The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet in the 1950s. See below.