Mary Tyler Moore was never afraid to let it all hang out.
In addition to paving the way for a generation of women on television, the iconic actress also understood the importance of a good bra, as seen in the above clip from the 1996 film “Flirting with Disaster.”
In the comedy, Moore played Pearl, the adoptive mother of Mel (Ben Stiller). In the scene, Pearl is counseling Mel’s wife Nancy (Patricia Arquette) about how the ravages of time can affect the female body. Since Nancy was clearly not getting the point, Pearl raised her shirt to show just what a bra can do.
Moore passed away on Wednesday at age 80. Her family told the New York Times that the actress died of cardiopulmonary arrest after she contracted pneumonia.
She first rose to prominence as Laura Petrie, the wife of Rob Petrie, on “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” The role earned Moore an Emmy award in 1964, one of six Emmys she would win throughout her career.
Following “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” Moore stepped into the title role of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” which premiered in 1970 and starred Moore as Mary Richards, a single woman working as a news producer in Minneapolis.
She was also nominated for an Oscar for playing an affluent mother whose son commits suicide in Robert Redford’s 1980 film “Ordinary People.”