'I Found Her': 'Dick Van Dyke Show' Creator on Casting Mary Tyler Moore as Laura Petrie
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Despite her youth, Moore was no pushover. Mary was a young mother in real van, and she wore comfortable explicit to perform household chores. Thus was born Laura Petrie's trademark Capri pants, which simultaneously gave network censors fits and set suburban housewives free of their pantyhose prison.
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